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Old 07-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #11
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That's about what I'm looking for as well I would like it to try for deer hunting. Have you tried it for this purpose ?
It is setup for deer hunting. This coming season will be my first. I bought the gun used for $375 and put a $300 scope on it. Off a rest at 50 yards it is easily minute of deer with room to spare. I've still got to get it dialed in with my intended hunting load.
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I was seriously looking at a Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter last year for use as a deer gun. In the end I didn't get one but with the integral scope mounts its a sweet setup. Noticeably less expensive than the S&W Model 629 Classic I was also considering. It would probably be more expensive than the Taurus offerings, though, but I never even considered any of their guns.
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It is setup for deer hunting. This coming season will be my first. I bought the gun used for $375 and put a $300 scope on it. Off a rest at 50 yards it is easily minute of deer with room to spare. I've still got to get it dialed in with my intended hunting load.
That's a great deal for 375. I would like to have one as well incase I don't feel like getting the ole psa out. I've watched YouTube videos on hunts with them and never really considered it until now . What are the groups like at about 50 yards
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Off a rest shooting 180gr reloads I can keep 5 shots inside a 2" circle. Like I said easily minute of deer.
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Off a rest shooting 180gr reloads I can keep 5 shots inside a 2" circle. Like I said easily minute of deer.
Oh wait wasn't even expecting that! That's excellent
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That's about what I'm looking for as well I would like it to try for deer hunting. Have you tried it for this purpose ?
if you are wanting to deer hunt with it, i would definately consider getting oe with an 8" or longer barrel. it will add a little muzzle velocity to the round.

one of my co-workers uses an 8.75" barreled S & W in 44 Magnum for deer hunting sometimes and can with a rest shoot 2-3' groups at about 50-60 yards. IIRC, his has a 2-6 power scope mounted to his.
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Taurus would probably be your cheapest quality option. Charter Arms makes .44s cheaper but I have been reading bad things. I have a Taurus M44 that I love. Ruger and S&W are considerably more money.
Charter Arms .44 is a .44 special, not magnum.
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You "need" one of these...my experience tells me to be patient and get what you really want as you will likely own it for a very long time. I bought this over 20 years ago...and then bought a ruger mk ii because I could hardly afford to shoot it at my salary! I am grateful today though as it is one of my prized handguns in my collection and it shoots really well!
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You "need" one of these...my experience tells me to be patient and get what you really want as you will likely own it for a very long time. I bought this over 20 years ago...and then bought a ruger mk ii because I could hardly afford to shoot it at my salary! I am grateful today though as it is one of my prized handguns in my collection and it shoots really well!
Oh man I would love to have that
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