Looking for .44 mag

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by cblowe13, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Any suggestions looking for inexpensive .44 mag if there is such a thing although the taurus tracker with the red grips is a beaut.
     
  2. aandabooks

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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.
     

  3. cblowe13

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    The m44 is that like a snubby or full size
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i traded for my Taurus Tracker 44 about two years ago. have been well pleased with it so far. works quite well with both the 44 Spl. and 44 Mag loads i worked up for with plenty of power and accuracy.

    one suggestion, ditch the factory grips. they don't work well and will cause the trigger guard to bite your knuckle on the second finger, badly. i put the Hogue Monogrips on mine and the difference is night and day. i ccan hancle the recoil of even hot magnum loads one handed with no problems. the grips make all the difference.
     

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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the Tracker 44 is a five shot revolver and the M44 is a six shot revolver. the Tracker 44 with a 4" barrel weighs in at 34 ozs. and the M44 weighs in at 45 ozs.
     
  6. aandabooks

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    Mine is an 8 3/8" barrel. It is the medium frame 6 shot. The Raging Bull is the large frame. I have a Bushnell Elite 2-6x scope on it. Really nice to shoot with my reloads. Here's a stock photo of what mine looks like.
     

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  7. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Ahhh I love that tracker! Jealous but I put the same grips on the 605 I had in .38 wow what a difference feels like a different gun doesn't it? Is the recoil on that tracker pretty rough? I love recoil call me crazy
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    with the hogue Monogrips and the ported barrel, it actually shoots very nicely. it does have some recoil, but even with hot magnum loads i can still shoot mine one-handed and still hit decently with it. i shoot more 44 Spl. loads than magnums in mine, about 2 to 1 on average. i practice with both, but for general plinking and just for fun, i shoot a lot of 44 Spl. my 44 Spl. loads are not a slouch either!
     
  9. cblowe13

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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 ?
     
  10. aandabooks

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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.
     
  11. mdauben

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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.
     
  12. cblowe13

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    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
     
  13. aandabooks

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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.
     
  14. cblowe13

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    Oh wait wasn't even expecting that! That's excellent
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  16. ninjatoth

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    Charter Arms .44 is a .44 special, not magnum.
     
  17. Mouser

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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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  18. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Oh man I would love to have that