Why I love the .44 Magnum

Guns, hunting & more

Describing why I love a particular gun or cartridge isn't easy. Where do I begin?

First, the pistol and cartridge were built in a joint venture between Smith & Wesson and Remington, made available to the public in 1955. It was built to be a hunting handgun. Period! It will take deer, black bears, elk, and wild hogs, antelope, sheep and mountain goats, if I can get close enough. Distance is this cartridge's only limiting factor, but that is true of all hand guns regardless of caliber. Distance at which big game can be shot can be increased if a scope is put on it, but that is not my taste. If o...

 

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