need suggestions on composite frame dbl action or auto

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ronsaun, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. ronsaun

    ronsaun New Member

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    i am new (refered by jeep forum) but i need suggestions on a composite frame dbl action or autoloader that can be handloaded to be close to 44mag ballistics. i know sw makes one in 44 but i dont want to spend $1000. i think a 45 colt can get close but i can ony find 45 acp! i spend alot of time in the rocky mountains and everyone carries due to bears, mountain lions, wolves etc..... weight is the issue due to hiking. does anyone have a suggestion? thanks, ron:confused

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  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    It has to be an auto loader?
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Desert Eagle .44mag.

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    Please stop by the introductions forum. :cool:
     
  4. NGIB

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    S&W makes Scandium frame revolvers in .44 Magnum but I know of no "composite" (poly/plastic) autos or revolvers built for this cartridge. There's a reason (besides strength) that most .44 Magnums are large chunks of steel - you need the weight to make them reasonably comfortable to shoot...
     
  5. ronsaun

    ronsaun New Member

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    no it doesnt have to be an autoloader:)
     
  6. ronsaun

    ronsaun New Member

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    is this liteweight and well under $1000:confused:
     
  7. ronsaun

    ronsaun New Member

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    it doesnt have to be composite just as lite as possible. i only intend on firing it for personal protection at close range. i doubt i will run a box of shells thru it in its life. comfortable to shoot is not a concern. i am familiar w/skandia. i like it, i am "trying" not to spend $1070.00. maybe we should be talking about "what is the largest caliber available in liteweight" and can i handload some caliber to be close to 44 ballistics?:confused:
     
  8. NGIB

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    The S&W scandium's are the only lightweight big bores that I'm aware of. Loading to ".44 Magnum ballistics" for other than a gun chambered in .44 Magnum sounds VERY dangerous to me...
     
  9. Agent_H

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    Nice Jeep :D
     
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