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 Bigger is better....but which? 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:14 pm 
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You'll never be happy until you own a real fire breather!

Will you still be craving a .44 magnum after you get a .44 special? I bet you will! :lol:

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Probably. And probably vice versa -- there's something particularly nice about a .44 Special shooting rounds made just for it. (If that sounds like I'm knocking the 629, I'm not; I own two.)

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The difference in carrying an alloy (nearly) J-framed size revolver compared to an all steel N-frame sized revolver is not insubstantial.

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DeanC wrote:
The difference in carrying an alloy (nearly) J-framed size revolver compared to an all steel N-frame sized revolver is not insubstantial.


I've got the J. Now I just need the fun. :mrgreen:


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"mrokern wrote:
Then a little voice in the back of my head starts saying, "Do you feel lucky..." and .44 magnum starts dancing around.
LOL


If you're hankering for a "Monsta Killa", there's always the DE. Though at $1149, it could put a velociraptor size dent in the pocket book. Ever consider one of the older (pre CZ) Dan Wesson revolvers? A friend had one and I used to drool over that. They were noted for their accuracy and the interchangable cylinders and barrels were real nice too. I always thought that was like getting the best of all worlds, revolverwise. They are however, not easy to find anymore.

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especially the instructions on changing barrels and grips. It's very simple and quick.


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So, the big reveal...

The answer is...it's a work in progress. :lol:

First off, a Taurus 431 in .44 Special. Previous owner put Wolff springs in it, and it's about the nicest trigger on a revolver you can imagine. A couple of folks here can vouch. :D

So, I decided to drop by Frontiersman to pick up some ammo for the new kid. Walked out with ammo, speedloader, and a nice deposit down on a Taurus 608 (6", 8-shot .357 magnum). :lol:

Help! I think I have an addiction....

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So, the big reveal...

Help! I think I have an addiction....

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Yup; he is. I'm a fan of the .44 Special, but I think he's going to find that the .44 Magnum is a different itch, which also needs scratching.

The really nice thing about the .44 Special, is that the guns can be lighter because they don't have to stand up to Magnum pressures. I really wish they were more popular; it'd be nice, once the present ammo panic eases, to be easily able to get a wider variety of ammo for the things, but it's become closer to a specialty round.

Right now, though, my favorite .44 Special loads can be found here. They're among the few folks who make the stuff for guns that can take greater pressures than the old Bulldogs. Not cheap, though; the 255 grain Keith bullets moving out at 1,000 fps cost just about two bucks per bang.

But when you care enough to send the very best . . . downrange . . .

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My brother has the 44 mag. You can feel quite the shockwave when he is shooting 300 grain hollowpoints out of it. And I mean when you are standing about 5 feet behind him. I may have to get myself one of those one of these days.


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