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Old 01-26-2013, 14:05   #26
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I can only see one reason to get a dedicated .44 spl. revolver - because it's a 5-shot that is smaller for carrying. But if I was going with a 6-shot revolver, no way it would be .44 spl. - I'd either get a .44 mag, so I could shoot special or magnum, or I'd get a .45 that takes .45 ACP, if I really never want to shoot magnum
I don't have a dedicated DA revolver in .44 special but the Charter Arms meets the five-shot rational however, the 6 shot Ruger Flattop is really in a class of it's own in modern single actions in the field. It is lighter and sleeker/slicker than a Blackhawk in magnum calibers.

For me, being a handloader, if I didn't have a 4" 629 and I rand across a 624, with its lighter tapered barrel I would be every bit as happy since my "magnum" loads fall in the upper end of the modern special envelope.

When you discover that your special load will completely penetrate and exit your game at reasonable handgun (IE: how far can you hit it reliably) ranges, chasing more "magnum velocity" seems to be waste.
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Old 01-26-2013, 16:45   #27
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For me, being a handloader, if I didn't have a 4" 629
Handled one of these today in a local gun shop. Used it was 800.00$

I might kick myself for passing on it. I might go put some money on it...............still looking around and handling guns.

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Old 01-26-2013, 16:49   #28
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I have a couple, the Taurus 431 and a Ruger NM Bisley Flattop.
I handled a used Taurus blued 44 mag today at a local shop. It really fealt good. 2.5 in ported barrel. They wanted 499$ for it. I thought that was a bit high. It felt good though and I still might put some money on it.

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Old 01-26-2013, 17:40   #29
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I might try to find a .44 Special, though not the Charter. I had one, and they advise shooting only 200 gr and under loads. I shot some 246 gr LRN through it and that loosened the screws in it. It also shot very low and to the left, which was why I sold it. I'd get a Taurus before I'd get the Charter.
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Old 01-26-2013, 17:57   #30
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A few hours left on this one. I almost jumped on it.

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Old 01-26-2013, 19:12   #31
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Ooooo me too!

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Old 01-26-2013, 19:21   #32
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So here is what I bought.

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Description Smith and Wesson 629 Deluxe Revolver SPECIFICATIONS: Item No: SM150715 UPC No: 022188141597 MFG Model No: 150715 Family: 629 Series Model: 629 Deluxe Type: Revolver Action: Double / Single Action Caliber: 44 Magnum 44 Special Finish: Stainless Frame: Steel Frame Grip: Wood Sights: Red Ramp / Adjustable Barrel Length: 3"

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Old 01-26-2013, 20:51   #33
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nice! now you have a 44 special, or a 44 magnum!

and the number isn't that bad, either.
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:59   #34
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:03   #35
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Nice, I have one very similar, but full lug and unfluted. It's a beast with magnums and more so with those grips.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:08   #36
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Nice, I have one very similar, but full lug and unfluted. It's a beast with magnums and more so with those grips.

I will probably use a 44 special load in a magnum case. I don't have the dies, brass, primers, or bullets yet, so I still have to sink the coin into it.

Not sure what to carry for SD. I don't think they make Golden Saber for 44 magnum. I'd like a light 44 magnum load or else I will have to settle for a 44 special load.


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Old 01-27-2013, 10:57   #37
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I had a 629 mountain gun I used to carry but the width of the cylinder was a killer in an IWB holster but for back up in the woods with an OWB holster was great light and big .44 mag. power.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:52   #38
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So here is what I bought.

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Description Smith and Wesson 629 Deluxe Revolver SPECIFICATIONS: Item No: SM150715 UPC No: 022188141597 MFG Model No: 150715 Family: 629 Series Model: 629 Deluxe Type: Revolver Action: Double / Single Action Caliber: 44 Magnum 44 Special Finish: Stainless Frame: Steel Frame Grip: Wood Sights: Red Ramp / Adjustable Barrel Length: 3"

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