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.44 mag factory ammo

What's your favorite factory ammo for deer in the .44 mag? I'll be shooting it out of an uncscoped colt anaconda, with a 6 inch barrel. I bought some cheap umc loads to sight it in with, and grabbed a box of hornady 240gr xtp , and a box of hornady 225gr ftx. What else should I try?

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Re: .44 mag factory ammo

Buffalo bore 305 grain lead bullets or any of the other Buffalo Bore items.
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Give the Hornady lever evolution ammo a shot.. They grouped very nice for me out of my 629

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Re: .44 mag factory ammo

I shoot the 240 grain XTP. I get really good accuracy with them out of my 629 stealth hunter. I've always wanted to try the FTX but I dont want to re-sight the gun with the 225 grain bullet.

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Unless you like excessive recoil don't bother with Buffalo Bore ammo for deer, they are way overkill and no fun at all to shoot.




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Re: .44 mag factory ammo

I use handloaded 240 XTP's out of my Ruger Super Redhawk for deer.

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Re: .44 mag factory ammo

I hunt with a handloaded 200gr. XTP and have always killed what I have shot. The first year I tried the 225ftx Hornady's I lost a nice doe I hit at 40 yards.

First and last time I will hunt with factory ftx loads.

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I use the 225 gr FTX out of a Ruger Super Blackhawk, 10.5" barrel. I've gotten good groups at 50 yards with a holosight.
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I group about 3" @ 50yds with Federal fusions and the regular winchester super-X. Both rounds are 240gr. Shooting a Ruger, SRH with a 9.5" bbl.
I'll have to try the XTP rounds if everybody does this well with them.
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Re: .44 mag factory ammo

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I use handloaded 240 XTP's out of my Ruger Super Redhawk for deer.
Me too! (Not that I've ever actually shot it at a deer, but that's what I use.)
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