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Old 03-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #31
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I would agree that a .44 mag is a far superior round than the .357 for hunting. A large selection of factory fodder is available and a handloader can pick and choose loads and bullets that perform best in his particular firearm.
The .357 will kill deer very well if the shot is precise but the .44 gives a little more room for error, with it's increased power. Just practice, practice, and practice more fore handgun hunting,, alot more room for error trying to line the sights, control the trigger, etc. with a handgun when your adrenalin is going nuts when a nice buck appears. Good hunting and good luck.

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:54 AM   #32
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It Depends, I use a Super blackhawk .44 mag for large game, and a Ruger gp100 6" .357 for small to medium game/Varmin. (I load 158g SWC .38s for rabbit sized game. Mark III .22 for squirrel and blackbird size game.

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I hunt pigs in Ark. and my old 3 screw. 4 5/8, with 215 LSWC, at 980 fps stops em in their tracks. Good BBQ Good B__r Good Times! Go with a 41 and less recoil, more accuracy! BlkHwk Kid

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Ive hunted with a dan wesson 357 maximum and a super red.44m with a 2x leopold. Less meat was wasted with the 2000fps supermag. But a scoped handgun is more accurate from a tree.

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One thing I learned when hunting with a .44 Mag is you need ear protection. Whearing ear plugs does limit your ability to hear deer moving in the woods. The first time I shot a deer with my 44 I had no ear plugs in and it hurt. Each to his own as far as hearing protection go's when hunting I just wanted to point this out so all would be aware to protect their hearing. MC

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One thing I learned when hunting with a .44 Mag is you need ear protection. Whearing ear plugs does limit your ability to hear deer moving in the woods. The first time I shot a deer with my 44 I had no ear plugs in and it hurt. Each to his own as far as hearing protection go's when hunting I just wanted to point this out so all would be aware to protect their hearing. MC
When I go out hunting with nothing but my 44 revolver I always have the hard headband style plugs around my neck, they go on quick once you see a deer, and believe me, while in a solid permanent ground blind you want them, the walls shake when you fire especially if you don't put that gun all the way out the window.
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Both of these,357 and 44 have taken deer and in both cases clean kills.(357max)





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One thing I learned when hunting with a .44 Mag is you need ear protection. Whearing ear plugs does limit your ability to hear deer moving in the woods. The first time I shot a deer with my 44 I had no ear plugs in and it hurt. Each to his own as far as hearing protection go's when hunting I just wanted to point this out so all would be aware to protect their hearing. MC
I can't hear you? I've been shooting my 44 too much! jkg.

Jokes aside that's some very good advice to pass along.
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That is a nice looking Dan Wesson revolver. My hunting buddy has on with a scope on it and it is a accurate revolver. My hearing has suffered over the years from working on airplanes and when I was younger learning to shoot without wearing ear protection. Those two things have been the cause of my hearing loss. Today people are more aware of loud noise and what it can do. Having a hearing loss is a handicap except when I don't want to hear what the wife has to say . MC

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