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44 Special Fans

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:11 pm

Anyone else a fan of the 44 special? I have a growing respect for this round.

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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by stpetejoe » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:15 am

44 Spl love here as well,makes me look like a great shooter,my most accurate round,Might be the gun as well, I have a handbuilt Gary Reeder Improved #5 that works like a dream....
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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by P5 guy » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:02 pm

S&W 696 is my only 44SPL but it is my favorite. 44SPL got me to learn to handload so that doubles my fun.
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Post by patw » Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:01 pm

I had a Charter Arms Bulldog in 44 special and it was one nice shooting gun.

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Post by g.willikers » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:09 am

From the time I "graduated" from rimfire to centerfire, the 44M and 44spl have been favorites.
Judging from the new stuff for the .44, it will be around for awhile.
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Post by M14man » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:39 am

As I got older and tired of the more heavy recoiling 44 Mag, I started reloading to more 44 SPL velocities.
Have many Special cases, but more Mag cases. I have a few boxes of Mag loaded, but use the 'Special' loads in my Super Blackhawk, or Uberti 1873 clone if I want fun.

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Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:25 pm

I have a much sought after not not often seenTaurus 441 and a Browning B92. True the Browning is .44 Magnum but for sake of ammo commonality I usually just shoot special ammo from it to be able to shoot the same ammo from my revolver.

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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by Racist Infidel » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:42 am

+1 on the Charter Arms Bulldog Pug. Great little gun. Carries about as much ass as my 1911 in a smaller package.

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Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:55 am

Never have fired a Bulldog. What is the recoil like?

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Post by Racist Infidel » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:34 am

Joshua L Chamberlin wrote:Never have fired a Bulldog. What is the recoil like?
I put a set of Pachmayr grips on mine and they help. It's not a gun that you put a lot of rounds through.

I did shoot some rather stout 240 grain reloads one time. My project at the time was just down the road from the Lake Arrowhead Rifle Range. Went to shoot during lunch one day. After 50 rounds it took me about an hour to recover the feeling in my hand enough to be able to write in my log book. [smilie=011.gif]

The guy I bought the gun from had it for two years and never fired it. He was afraid of the recoil. Using factory loads it's not bad.

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Post by 870Mike » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm

Charter Arms Bulldog, rosewood grips, bobbed hammer, shaved front sight in custom leather pancake. Started carrying this after reading stories about five-shot .38's not stopping perps...

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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sun May 03, 2015 3:56 pm

I might need to look into a bulldog. They're certainly cheap enough.

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Post by 870Mike » Sun May 03, 2015 6:21 pm

Joshua L Chamberlin wrote:They're certainly cheap enough.
Yep. I consider mine "disposable".
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Post by patw » Tue May 12, 2015 9:28 am

I don't remember the Bulldog having that much recoil to be honest. Seemed very mild for the caliber. Of course it was about 20 years ago that I owned it.

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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by Crashpanic » Tue May 12, 2015 9:47 am

Shoots great in my Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag.

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Post by 870Mike » Tue May 12, 2015 7:50 pm

patw wrote:I don't remember the Bulldog having that much recoil to be honest. Seemed very mild for the caliber. Of course it was about 20 years ago that I owned it.
It is somewhat tame. I'd compare the recoil to my Airweight .38. But I ain't shooting 240g reloads, either.
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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:41 am

I have ended up with three Taurus .44 Special in roughly the last year. I'd love to get a S&W .44 Special but they are spendy.

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Post by P5 guy » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:08 am

Joshua L Chamberlin wrote:I have ended up with three Taurus .44 Special in roughly the last year. I'd love to get a S&W .44 Special but they are spendy.
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Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:38 pm

No doubt correct. I was in Okeechobee when i found a Taurus 441 with 4 inch barrel for $225. I bought that one and love it . I started to keep my eyes open and found a seller in Broward with a 431 and 441, both with 3 inch barrels and custom grips. I bought both for $500. I have no idea what these sell for outside the ones I've found but I've paid $250 tops for mine. They are ok shooters but nothing like the S&W in fit and finish.

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Re: 44 Special Fans

Post by rug357 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:30 am

I think it's a great cartridge with a lot of versatility...but only if you reload. Factory loads are too mild and/or too expensive.
I had a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver in the early 80's. One of those "Son of Sam" gun with short barrel. I shot it frequently with my handload of 240gr SWC @ 900fps which had a hefty kick. My gun didn't hold up very well over time with that load.
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