Suggestions for factory 44 mag or special ammo?

by stonewalrus, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 15:53 (10 days ago)

Suggestions for a moderate factory load for deer for my Smith 69 44 magnum, special or magnum? I will be carrying a rifle too. After this weekend won’t be shooting until August - two serious eye surgeries coming up 3 months apart.

Suggestions for factory 44 mag or special ammo?

by Catoosa, Thursday, February 13, 2020, 21:29 (10 days ago) @ stonewalrus

150 grain .30-06 soft point.

Or, REAL stupid deer......

Check out Double Tap

by Paul ⌂, Friday, February 14, 2020, 09:08 (9 days ago) @ stonewalrus

They have several loads listed and have a good rep with several folk I respect on the matter. Here's one that looks very capable of fulfilling the role you've assigned it.

http://www.doubletapammo.net/index.php?route=product/product&path=303_346&produ...

Suggestions for factory 44 mag or special ammo?

by bj @, Friday, February 14, 2020, 19:50 (9 days ago) @ stonewalrus

Have you tried shooting it on paper yet? The one I tried shot pretty high with 240 grain bullets, too high for the sights to compensate. Using ammo with 200 grain or 180 grain bullets helped but it really needed a taller front sight.

Suggestions for factory 44 mag or special ammo?

by stonewalrus, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16:43 (8 days ago) @ bj

The Georgia Arms 240 gr SWC at 1,000 fps we’re dead on. I am sure you are right on the heavier loaded stuff.

Sounds to me like you just answered your own question.nm

by ERSisk @, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 20:23 (8 days ago) @ stonewalrus

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yep - proof is in the shooting...

by stonewalrus, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 21:01 (8 days ago) @ ERSisk

Nm

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