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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2013


    I've talked to other older revolver shooters and 44 special seemed to be a favorite caliber for many of them...........................................

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2009


    .....with good reason. .44 Spl is an excellent general purpose big bore revolver round. .44 Mag has a mystique, but it's overkill for many purposes.
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  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    The Free Zone

    Cool Magnum Force

    Quote Originally Posted by kenemoore View Post
    In one of the Dirty Harry Movies, Magnum Force I think. Harry mentions he shoots 44 Specials out of his 44 Magnum. I was disappointed when I first heard it.
    If .44 Special was good enough for Harry, it's got to be good for everyone else. :-)
    Yes, I remember that too.
    44 Special is very close to 45 ACP.
    Not really going to blow your head clean off - LOL!
    But definitely effective.
    I mostly ran Federal Premium Personal Defense 44 Remington Magnum 240gr Hydra-Shoks.
    My hand would bleed at about 50 rounds
    Thought that was sort of a medium velocity round anyway.
    Later switched to Speer GDHP 44 Mag Short Barrel 200 gr (1075 fps 513 fpe).
    That's good stuff, but I believe discontinued.
    But my big Smith 44 loves 240 gr Magnums.
    So I'm back to Hydra-Shok Magnums - LOL!

    At short range I've put a cylinder into a single hole...

    Magnum Force
    Last edited by Barth; 05-13-2019 at 07:36 PM.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Central MN


    If you want the gun and it checks out, buy the darn thing. You are dead a long time and whether you spent a hundred bucks too much or too little will long be forgotten after you have a few boxes of ammo downrange. As one customer once told me over a Rolex I didn't "need", treat yourself. I did and it is now after twenty years of enjoyment, it's worth twice what I paid for it and not for sale.
    "Never pet a burning dog"

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