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Light Weight Woods Gun: .44 Special 240 Grain SWC

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Old 07-07-2018, 04:43 PM
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Default Light Weight Woods Gun: .44 Special 240 Grain SWC

I have several stoutly built .45 caliber and .44 (.430) caliber revolvers that I have carried for years while walking and 4-wheeling in the woods. But, over the years I have begun to long for something lighter that still possesses some close range deterrent capabilities. So, I pulled out my Charter Arms Bulldogs (weighing about 21oz) in .44 Special. They are both factory targeted for 240 grain hard cast bullets. I don't shoot these loads often in these guns, but their most accurate load is a 240 grain semi-wadcutter traveling at 850 fps.

Are there any critters in the southeast U.S. that such a load would not be effective towards?

Thanks for your input.

This is the bullet being used:
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