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  1. General Firearms Discussion
    Hmmm. Had a conversation with an old friend about the venerable .44 Special. He's a very knowledgeable shooter and I'd like to think I am too. We discussed an issue I'd never seen addressed previously, so maybe some of you guys can chime in. First, let's go back into history a bit. Many of you...
  2. General Firearms Discussion
    Jerry Miculek shooting a .44 mag at 1000 yd. It did take him four shots to hit it.
  3. Handguns
    Recently acquired a .44 that I plan on taking deer hunting this year. Looking for suggestions for a decent scope. I've seen some with good reviews, but honestly I don't want to drop 300+ on a handgun scope. Any affordable options out there that will still hold up? Preferably in black?
  4. Firearms Gallery
    I found this 2013 Ruger Blackhawk .44 Special in a local pawn shop a few days ago. It's a flattop with a 4 5/8" barrel. Other than a turn line and a couple of small scratches it looked new. Last night I pulled the cylinder out to clean it before taking photos and found that it appears to...
  5. Long Guns
    Just picked this little jewel up this morning (on my birthday). Found it for sale locally on the MeWe website. It's my 2nd purchase originating from MeWe (first was a Ruger M77/357 bolt action) and both went really smooth. This one is a 1975 Marlin model 1894 in .44 Rem Mag, JM-stamped...
  6. Reloading/Ammunition
    I decided to load up a few 240 grain JHP in .44 Special to carry in the Charter Arms Bulldog. I just noticed this in my Speer #10 Reloading manual. I guess I'm just noticing it, because I've never loaded JHPs in .44 Special, and always used Blue Dot for JHP's in .44 Mag. Notice for .44...
  7. Handguns
    I've been wanting one of these for a while now. I shot Mr. @Vick 's at the Meet & Greet last month. Charter Arms recently re-introduced a clone of their 1970's model, called the Bulldog "Classic" (3" bbl, blued, wood grips). They run online for $360+, not including transfer fees, tax...
  8. General Firearms Discussion
    I'm shooting a Contender 23" carbine and 14" pistol in .44 mag for deer. Which ammo: Barnes Vortx 225 gr all copper or Hornady 240 gr XTP? Other than cost, is there really much difference? Been shooting the Barnes with good results, but am about out and need to buy more.
  9. Reloading/Ammunition
    Some of you probably followed my cowboy load development for my .44 Magnum revolvers. That resulted in a mouse fart load of 5.5 grains of Trail Boss behind a 120 grain round ball in a .44 Russian case. Over the months I've been refining the load for my (new-to-me) Marlin 1894 .44 Mag carbine...
  10. Reloading/Ammunition
    I recently started shooting cowboy with a local club and had to buy the right firearms. This can be expensive, as they require two single-action revolvers, a pistol caliber rifle and a period-correct shotgun. There's no way I was going to max out the CCs and buy all this stuff new, but...
  11. General Firearms Discussion
    I recently acquired a .44 Magnum Handi-Rifle from @fatgnome here on the Forum. Today I took it (and also one I have borrowed from @BasMstr 's brother-in-law) out to Coast Rifle and Pistol Club for some shooting (that's mine on the bottom). I took along a variety of ammo, mostly factory...
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