Favorite 44 magnum wheel guns

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Stag, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Stag

    Stag Member

    Everynow and then I get to take my Dad out to the range. He takes his Colt .357 and I load up my pistols. I love shooting that wheelie. So it gets me thinking, I think I want to by a 44 Mag for some fun target shootin'

    There is the classic Model 629 or the Colt Anaconda, Ruger Blackhawk, etc..
    Which brands make a solid 44 mag revolver? Something I can pass to my son.

    Thanks for your insight.
     


  2. dbgun

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    Dan Wesson
     
  4. Duman44

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    Tough to beat the Ruger for strength or price. The S. Blackhawk is approx. 450 new, can find used for 3-350. Redhawks are 600 new 450 + used.
    The way Ruger offsets the cylinder lug indexes (cylinder walls are the weakest part of a revolver) make the guns some of the strongest out there. I run loads through my Redhawk on a steady basis that I would not use on a consistent basis in my N frame Smith.
     
  5. dee

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    Dad has a 4" S&W I liked it alot until I came into a Ruger superredhawk like the one above and I love it. I had a Dan Wesson for a lil while and didn't like it that much it was too big and I couldn't find a comfortable way to shoot it. I traded it for a 8" S&W in .41
     
  6. I had a S&W 629 8 3/8 inch barrel. It had a recall on the cylinder & I sent it back to them. I noticed S&W was having a lot of recalls & I sold it. Said I would never buy another S&W product & stuck by it. Never really missed that gun, nor did a see the need for another .44 magnum.
     
  7. DCortez

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    How long ago was that?
     
  8. Txhillbilly

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    I think I have owned just about every brand/model of 44 Magnum at one time, S&W 29,629-Colt Anaconda-Ruger Blackhawk,Super Redhawk-Dan Wesson-Taurus Raging Bull.
    All were great shooting guns,but I sold all but the Taurus Raging Bull,it just fits me and IMO is the best shooting 44 that I have ever owned. I do wish I'd kept the S&W 629,and the Dan Wesson though.They were also nice guns.
     
  9. I bought the gun when they first came out. Hell I still had my FFL then. Bought one for me & sold one to a buddy. He is thinking on selling his to fund another project.

    IIRC I sold it once I got bit by the safari hunting bug. I took it to africa, but failed at getting a chance to use it. Had a great offer on it in africa, but I wasn't leaving it their.
     
  10. Wedge

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    Had 3 .44 all S&W. Hunters classic,Mountain Special and 629 in 6 inch barrel. I loved them all and had no issues.
     

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