Range Day

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by mahall, May 8, 2013.

  1. mahall

    mahall New Member

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    Taking my 629 S@W 44 mag to the range today! Want to shoot mags and specials! Already bought some mags! What is a good 44special load that I can practice with?? Also, is plugs and range rental muffs adequate ear protection?? Experiences rather than opinions would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Creeker

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    I use plugs mostly when shooting rifles & plinking handguns. For magnum sixguns I like muffs. Is it adequate? Has been for me. I've lost most high pitch sounds but think that is from years of trucks & twisting wrenches in high noise areas.

    Are you talking handloads or factory for the 44 Special?
     

  3. mahall

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    Yes!! Factory 44special rounds! I'm not doing my own loads yet. And I plan on wearing the plugs AND the muffs!! I hear you can never over protect , especially with the Magnum!!
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The report of a .44 magnum can cause serious hearing damage. The best idea due to sound cycles is to use both plugs and muffs. For light target loads try the .44 S&W Russian which is used by "Cowboy" shooters. :)
     
  5. Creeker

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    I can't help you with factory loads, sorry.
     
  6. Gonzilla

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    I use ear muffs w mag n light loads w/o incident. Much of my shooting has been indoors which raises hell - you can almost "feel" the repercussion.

    However, if you are a youngster and still have all your higher range intact - there is nothing w doubling up.

    In my youth, I w never even consider 44 special but as I get older, I like them ! :D and if I can find some w a decent price tag, I intend on trying the 44 Russian out.
     
  7. mahall

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    Range day went well!! Couldn't find any 44 special ammo! But I did pop my cherry with 240g mag shells!! She shoots great!! I'm not a world class shot!! But I managed to shoot some pretty tight circles from around 30 feet!! Some I'm confident that whatever I might need it for will do the job!! -:)
     
  8. mahall

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    And that cannon makes a loud boom! Glad a wore plugs and muffs!!
     
  9. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well I consider this range report incomplete until we get some pictures.
     
  10. mahall

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    Sorry didn't get any photos!! I was a virgin caught up in the moment! But love the gun and the power it displays! Only problem is finding Ammo in and these parts! After Visiting 4 different gun and ammo stores I finally found a box of 44S! That taught me not to use my carry/defense ammo on the gun range!

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