08-31-2015, 11:38 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Over the years, I've had a number of .44 magnums. Let's see now, I have had a 7 1/2" Ruger Super Blackhawk, a 6" Smith and Wesson M-629, a 6" Colt Anaconda and a 10" Thompson-Center Contender. I enjoyed them all, but came to the conclusion that they were all too damn big and heavy to carry around in the field all day. I shot them enough at metallic silhouette matches that the muzzle blast and recoil became second nature and didn't bother me any more. For a while, I resorted to a hot loaded (very stout Elmer Keith .44 Spl loads) 3" Smith and Wesson M-696 .44 Special, just because it was lighter to carry. I liked that a lot, but finally bailed off the revolver wagon completely and switched exclusively to auto loaders.
Now days, while stomping around the woods, I carry either my Kimber Pro Carry II or my Smith and Wesson M&P40 full size. They are lighter and more compact than the big .44's and have done the job for me when required. So far between those two pistols, they have accounted for 1 whitetail doe, 2 bobcats, a raccoon and a timber rattler. All one shot kills. Power is nice, but bullet placement is everything!!
The .44's were still a lot of fun to shoot! I'm just too old and lazy now!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 09-02-2015 at 01:17 AM.