Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Regional Forums > South
Light Weight Woods Gun:  .44 Special 240 Grain SWC >

Light Weight Woods Gun: .44 Special 240 Grain SWC

South VA, KY, AR, TN, OK, TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, NC, SC, GA

Light Weight Woods Gun: .44 Special 240 Grain SWC


Old 07-07-2018, 05:43 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 1
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:
Attached Thumbnails Light Weight Woods Gun:  .44 Special 240 Grain SWC-hsm-hc-44-240-swcl-250-2t.jpg  

Last edited by Johnny Reb 1964; 07-08-2018 at 07:09 PM. Reason: Adding picture
Johnny Reb 1964 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 02:22 AM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Vinton VA
Posts: 2,978

i think Your making a good choice. people are far mor of a threat than any animal, but at close range I don't think and deer, bear, coyote etc is going to take more than one of those swc's in the right spot. I often carry either a 45 colt loaded to about the same level or a small 5 shot 357 with 158 jsp's
5 shot is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service