Well I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on one of these. Does anyone have any experiences with this pistol? Likes? Dislikes? Looking at it for hunting of course. I have a Ruger Vaquero in 44 mag but looking at a longer barrel than 4 5/8 to extend my reach. Thanks!
^ Handload! 44 Mag brass is available, and not terribly expensive. It'll take standard .44 caliber bullets (even lead), and everything for it is generally buyable. Rock and roll that big bastard Mark W.
Owned one for approx. 40 yrs. Finished several white tails and took 1 12 point with it. It has quite a bit of recoil/rise with the factory 6 1/2" barrel. Depending on your hand size you may want other than factory grips to hang onto. I usually use a 2 handed grip to handle the recoil.For hunting I've settled on the Federal 240 gr. Hydra-shok blunt nosed hollow point. They're pricy. Haven't looked at them lately but were running around $38 for 20 rounds. I've tried up to 300 gr. but got better patterns at 200 to 240 gr. For target I use reload with Hercules powder and Hornady blunt nosed 240 hollow.I haven't used it lately for hunting as the open sights tend to blur for me as my eyes are aging. I now use the same ammo in a Model 96 Ruger carbine. If you can hit, this round is good out to approx. 100yd. to knock a man off his feet. A chest shot against the muzzle will collapse the lungs even if you would miss any vitals. Not near as fast as a semi, but 1 round is all you need.