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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sarver, PA, USA
Re: New 44Mag, share your thoughts.
I have the same gun with a 1.5 x 5 Burris scope. I used to hunt with it a lot when the antlerless season was a 3 day separate season from the 2 week antlered season. I took two doe at about 150 yards and one at about 60 yards. I shot that gun a lot and the 240 grain bullets dropped about 16" at 150 yards. I could aim 6" over hair and hit spot on.
A 44 mag is not overpowering, especially at longer range, but the large frontal area of the bullet puts a heap of hurt'in on a deer. One of the 150 yard deer dropped on the spot. The other 150 yard deer ran about 60 yards, but was found dead. The one I hit a 60 yards ran about 100 yards and required a finishing shot. It was hit a little far back, but not more than a few inches. They are easy to carry, but I recommend finding a rest or carrying a shooting stick, to steady your shots. I missed a few deer that I'm sure I would have bagged with a rifle, but that's part of the challenge of handgun hunting.
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