My First .44 Magnum...

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  1. Smokin Guns

    Smokin Guns New Member

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    I kind'a like it...Shot a box of 50 today (Winchester 240 grain Jacketed Soft Points). Shootin' at an ol' puter tower that puked...started at 12 yards... movin' back in 5 yard increments (adjusting the scope)...50 yds. was my final...Puter tower is not so good a'shape now...I'm a'thinkin i'm a'gunna hang on to this one...well fer awhile anyway!... ;)

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    Ferget the pikshure uv da pistola, we wanna see da pikshure uv da computer tower, ya liddle sheet!!!
  3. 45Smashemflat

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    Nice revolver!! I've got a standard Redhawk myself. Those big bores are quite fun. Get you some big cast booletts and back on up to 100yds.
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Nice looking, Dale.

    My first .44 mag was an older S&W 629 made either the first or second year of stainless, in first class condition. Before SoMo got me the 1911, I carried it religiously whenever I could. Love to shoot it, too.
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  5. Tony Mig

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    Nice looking gun there SG.....

    I'll never forget the first and only time I fired a .44 Magnum.
    While shooting my Ruger SA .357 Mag at an indoor range, the guy in the booth next to me was shooting a S&W 629 that was knocking the shooting glasses off my head. So I asked him what the howitzer was, and he loaded 6 rounds into it, and handed it over to me. I fired the first round and the gun ended up over my head.....I fired the secound round, and couldn't feel my hands anymore...at that point I handed it back before I dropped it on the floor and shot my foot off.......

    The .357 Magnum is plenty powerful enough for me.....
  6. Smokin Guns

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    Had to run out and get the Pic...a'fore this accursed "Daylight Savings Time" kicked in...who thought that sheet up?...Anyhoo!!!...Mr. HP is history!...and ta any of y'all who's sensitive 'bout huntin'...I do eat what i shoot...;)

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  7. Zigzag2

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    where's a pic of you chewin' on dat s.o.b.? LMAO!

    I've had several 44 mags and a LAR Grizzly 45 Win. Mag too.

    A 6" 29 S&W, 6" 629 S&W a 8 3/8" 629 and last but not least a S&W 29 5 1/2 Classic DL.

    Fine weapons... luved em all ;)

    Killed my 1st red fox with the 8 3/8 629. That was a rush!
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    Made a big mistake - I actually held a Ti 44 Mountain Gun over the weekend. That should really be a palm buster!!! Felt like it weighed about as much as the 6 rounds of ammo it held.

    The bad thing was, it really fit good - hogue grips and all - and now I'm hooked!!!!! Stickered at $650......
  9. Gunguy

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    Smoken Guns, you've got a beaut there in that scoped Redhawk.

    You're nuts if you trade it off...thats a keeper...but I'm nuts to, never could keep a gun more than about 20 years then get the blasted itch to sell or trade...might be a firearms yeast infection.

    This is the only .44 mag I presently own...back around 59 had a Ruger flat top in that caliber with a serial number under 1,000 and it was bought at Kleins in Chicargo where the Oswald Carcano rifle came from.

    They went out of business shortly after kennedy was assasinated.

    GG

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    which colt is that? cobra, python, anaconda?
  11. Gunguy

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    The Colt revolver in .44 magnum only made in the Anaconda model, but many different barrel lengths.

    I've even seen some subbys in it...about 3 or 4 inchers...and think it went up to long as 10 inches.

    It is a really fine revolver and have told myself, self...you better hang onto this gun...unless you get a trading whack at some 3rd model .44 special like nearly NIB cherry condition.

    I am died in the wool S&W addict of the older guns.

    Gunguy :D
  12. Smokin Guns

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    Now ju'alls is funny!!!...;)
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    Now Jim, you just send that little feller down here to Texas for a visit with his cousin Mr. Smith model 29 6" nickel. He is very lonely in my safe, except for his cousin Mr. Ruger. That boy deserves the best company a man can afford. When can I expect it? Please let me know as I have bought a good deal of WW296 for it to digest. Only feed em the best, ya know! I figure in about three months I can send him back fat and happy!

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Nice Colt, Jim!

    SG, I have his little brother in 41 Mag. Love them Rugers!
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  14. VIPERGTSR01

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    thats a nice gun
    ive got one as well 44mag with a 9.5 inch barrel
    heres a pic

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    that pic is abit dark
    here is a brighter one

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    Here's a shot of mine mentioned above taken by Precious (SoMo).

    I really enjoy shooting and carrying it. It's a little too big for her small hands, though.

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    Viper and Marlin!...Gotta say we's in the .44 magnum club!...;)
  18. Tony Mig

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    I thought about maybe getting one, but the price of ammo would put me even deeper in the poor house. I guess thet're not too bad for you fellers that reload, but I'm not a reloader, and only shoot....(the cheapest)...factory ammo I can find.

    One of the things I like about the .357 Mag, you can shoot cheap .38 Spl through it all day, and bring maybe one or two boxes of the expensive Magnum stuff along for the thrill factor.
  19. VIPERGTSR01

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    you should get into reloading its fun and satisfying
  20. Gunguy

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    Say there ViperGTSRO1, anychance you could get your Country's Simplex reloading machine for the little 5/8 dies price sheet and put it on the threads here...or a private message to myself.

    I've tried to contact that Simples outfit in Australia but we cannot make a download connection with our computers.

    I'm only interested in the smaller lot that has the little 5/8-30 thread dies.

    Many thanks if you can get that price sheet for me.

    Jim aka Gunguy
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