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44Mag in Boring/Sandy area

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by timbernet, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Does anyone in the Boring/Sandy area have a 44Mag revolver that I can try? I am willing to buy ammo and meet at one of the shooting spots.

    I've shot 357mag before with no issue, but would like to see if I can handle 44Mag -- looking at buying one for use as my "woods" gun, but not if I can't control one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    I'm on the other end of the state, or else I'd let you shoot either of mine.

    Unless you plan on buying one of the S&W or taurus ultralights, then .44mag isn't a whole lot worse than .357, assuming you're not shooting buffalo bore or something.

    Any steel frame .44 with factory ammo (other than maybe the BB or doubletap) will be controllable if you can control .357. The hot ammo isn't necessary anyway, unless you plan on going to Alaska...or if you're just a masochist.

    I'm a 150lb weakling, and I've never had problems controlling it. The recoil does bother my tendonitis though, but even 9mm and .40 does, so that's not saying much.
     
  3. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    I normally shoot lighter loads for target practice with my .44
    My friend reloads them and recoil is much like a 9mm.

    On the other hand, I use a 240 grain bullet with a hotter load for hunter. Recoil is noticable, but managable. Not too much more than a .357.
     
  4. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    I was able to borrow one from a very nice member on this forum - took it out today with my "ear protection camera" and it was very nice. LINK

    Also - you don't see eye protection in the video, but after I put my ear protection on I but my glasses on.