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.44 Mag, which should i buy

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by sbwool63, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    i thought i might like the taurus tracker, sell for low 400's and seems nice, wat do u guys have and like or possibly have and might wanna sell?

    Shane
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    For revolver accuracy, and some reasonable prices, try a Dan Wesson 44. For an absolute blast, try a Desert Eagle-I had mine (Mag-na) ported to control muzzle rise, and it is fun!
     
  4. toys

    toys PDX Member

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    i personally love my S&W 629 Classic with the 5" tube. to me its the perfect balance of barrel and weight. of course its the Pre IL version.

    you cant go wrong with Rugers either. Dont know much about Taurus tho. DW are suppose to be good. I like my Anaconda too, but its out of your price range.
     
  5. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    Go with the Rugers. They are virtually indestructible. You can shoot handloads out of them that will break Colts and Smiths. I carry a Redhawk in the woods. Love it, and it shoots just about any bullet well. I have taken a deer and an elk with mine. Next is a bear.
     
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    warnerwh Portland, OR Member

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    Do some research on the Dan Wesson. Super accurate and strong. Do a Google or search THR etc and you'll find plenty of info. You can get one for 500 and it has to be the best deal around.
     
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    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    As long as your desire is to carry a gun that's 50% heavier and bulkier, and shoot loads are way past SAAMI "safe" levels. otherwise, consider whatever brand you like...

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  8. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    thanks for all the info, im not sure wat i want ill keep looking guys

    shane
     
  9. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    i made my decision im gonna go with the tracker and see wat i think
     
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    bshnt2015 CA & WA Member

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    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    ive decided on the redhawk if someone is WA has one available?
     
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    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    does it have to be a double action? my favorite 44s are the old model ruger super blackhawks. I don't mind the new models either. I got a 4 5/8" SS new model that's just a sweetheart to shoot.
     
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    jcat northwestwashington Member

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    hey the others are right dan wesson would be my first choice. but they are getting hard to find rugers are really tough and good shooters havent shot the smith yet be careful with the smith some cant handle the hot loads.
     
  14. BLACKBART

    BLACKBART Maplewood New Member

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    I prefer the Ruger Super RedHawk "Alaskan"..."Ted Blocker Holsters" makes a "sweet" highride holster for concealed carry that is second to none...From the "Downtown" streets of "Portland" to the "Brooks Range" of Alaska, nothing in my book compares to "Alaskan 44Mag"
     
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    whatzhizname Southern Oregon and occasionally PDX Member

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    Is 44Mag a pretty good caliber for use against black bear? What about Grizzlies?
    And how much does something like a used S&W Model 29 cost?
     
  16. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    If I was strolling through Griz country, No HAND gun would be my bear gun.maybe something like a marlin guide gun, in 45/70 shooting a heavy hard cast load.
     
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    hapuna Seattle, WA Member

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    I have seen quite a few Rugers for sale on CDNN in the mid 300s. You should check them out. CALL 800-588-9500 TO ORDER!
     
  18. BLACKBART

    BLACKBART Maplewood New Member

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    I'm not sure if it is still on YouTube, but they had a pretty good action shot of a fisherman with a chest holder rig basically turn and fire at a charging mama grizzly and bring it down with one shot...Black Bear no problem...Remember Davy Crocket "kilt" a bare' when he was only 3...
     
  19. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    A Redhawk is an excellent choice. I shoot one and love it. The nice thing about Rugers, is that the cylinders are longer, so if you reload, and want to use 300 gr. bullets, you can seat them out where they belong, and not compromise powder space. Mine will not fit in a S&W, to long for the cylinder.

    Plus, Rugers are almost indestructable.
     
  20. jimstihl

    jimstihl poulsbo New Member

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    sorry didnt read threw !
     
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