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Old 09-05-2006, 11:13 AM
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I was at the gun shop last night and the guy told me that specials would do exactly the same as the mags for hunting load.

It just did not sit right with me....Is he way off or am i???

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Old 09-05-2006, 11:40 AM
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Is he way off ???
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:48 AM
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While the .44 special can hold its own, it can not perform on par with a .healthy .44 mag. load. Depending on what you are hunting the .44 special may be suitable but it can not fill the role of a .44 mag.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:59 AM
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:59 PM
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A factory loaded 44 spl. and a factory 44 mag. are worlds apart!!

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Old 09-05-2006, 01:06 PM
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Default RE: 44 mag or specials for hunting???

I was at the gun shop last night and the guy told me that specials would do exactly the same as the mags for hunting
Not even close. Even though you can get the .44 special fairly hot with handloading, there's still not a comparison between the two.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:14 PM
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In our state the 44 Special would not be legal where the 44 Mag is. Factory loads must produce 500 lb ME in handguns. I shoot Specials for practice and carry them in my Ultra-lite Taurus for defense. Against human varmits that is.
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