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#179659 - 03/23/17 04:38 PM Looking at New Hunting Gun
rougerocco
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I have a Ruger .480 now, Due to an injury I have trouble with the recoil. (Long story on that) But my hands are more sensitive then before. Just not comfortable shooting with padded gloves. Looking to get a .44 mag, most of my friends have them and reload. It is easier to get ammo for the .44 then.480 too. I would like to shoot more but it becomes painful. So the question is What gun? My budget is around $1000 or less. I have been shooting Double action guns for 35 plus yrs. But am open to anything. T/C are interesting too.... GO!

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#179660 - 03/23/17 05:18 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: rougerocco]
AK hgunner1
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T/C - Super Redhawk- Smith's.
Depending what critters you are hunting you my want to give the GP100 a look.

44 you can load down to a more comfortable level.
A .357 you can load hot and still be manageable.

I think I am up to around 5 1/2 cents worth of advice now...

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Edited by AK hgunner1 (03/23/17 05:18 PM)
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#179661 - 03/23/17 05:38 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: AK hgunner1]
rougerocco
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Sorry I plan on Deer and Hogs

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#179662 - 03/23/17 06:11 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: rougerocco]
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I would try getting up with some of your buddies and try out their 44s be handy if someone has different loads u can try. That way you are not buying something you can't shoot comfortably. Heck one of them might trade. If no buds close call local gun ranges. Some will let you rent/try guns. A good 44 like redhawk (heavy revolver) might work.
Good luck...casy
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#179663 - 03/23/17 06:53 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: casy]
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And if that don't work the old .357 will fill your need.
Up to 180 grainers will put the hurtin' on what you are hunting.
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#179665 - 03/23/17 08:12 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: AK hgunner1]
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What about the best of both worlds. Get a T/C in 44 mag with a brake to help with recoil. That way you could also have the option of different barrels in other calibers.

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#179678 - 03/24/17 12:17 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: rougerocco]
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Do you handload? The 44 Special might be worth considering.
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#179680 - 03/24/17 12:39 AM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: abner]
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 Originally Posted By: abner
What about the best of both worlds. Get a T/C in 44 mag with a brake to help with recoil. That way you could also have the option of different barrels in other calibers.


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#179696 - 03/24/17 01:07 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
jamautry
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I have a Ruger 357 maximum that has proven very deadly on hogs and deer. I use 180 and 200 gr bullets. Not a lot of recoil, although it is loud so hearing protection is a must. Another option is 41 mag. Loaded with 265 gr cast performance ammo at 1100 fps or so it is very mild compared to other big bores.

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#179697 - 03/24/17 01:10 PM Re: Looking at New Hunting Gun [Re: jamautry]
jamautry
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Don't forget about the 44 special. I use more 44 specials than 44 mags these days. I used to be all about the heaviest bullets at the highest velocity and completly ignored the 44 special but a 240-265 grain cast bullet traveling around 1100-1200 fps is very deadly.


Edited by jamautry (03/24/17 02:57 PM)

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