Is 44 Special a good hunting round?

Is 44 Special a good hunting round?

44 Special is an excellent self-defense cartridge. The gun is also well suited for use as a carry gun for outdoor types. Hunters, hikers, fishermen or wilderness explorers will find this is a good choice to carry in a holster both as a primary handgun or as back-up to a long gun.

Who makes a 44 Special revolver?

Smith & Wesson
44 Special | Smith & Wesson.

Is a 44 Magnum good for deer hunting?

Yes, the 44 magnum in a rifle/carbine platform is an excellent choice for deer in brushy areas out to 100 yards. The extra barrel length of a rifle/carbine can add up to 500 FPS over a short-barreled handgun. Within range the 44 magnum with its inherently wide diameter bullet will hit a deer with authority.

How powerful is a .44 Special?

This bullet is seated over 7.5 grains of Unique powder and stuffed in a .44 Special case, sparked with a large pistol primer. Velocity runs close to 1,000 fps, depending on barrel length of your shooter. This load is easy to shoot, recoil wise, by most shooters and capable of taking care of 90% of your shooting chores.

What is 44 Special ammunition?

The .44 Special was introduced more than 100 years ago, and is a modernization of 19th century .44-cal. revolver cartridges made for blackpowder. It is well-regarded by target shooters and may very well be one of the world’s most inherently accurate handgun cartridges.

What is the best ammo for deer?

Barnes VOR-TX 55-grain TSX. The VOR-TX 55-grain TSX.

  • Federal Premium 60-grain Nosler Partition. The Federal 60-grain Nosler Partition.
  • Black Hills 62-grain Barnes TSX. The Black Hills 62-grain Barnes TSX.
  • Remington 62-grain Hypersonic Bonded Core-Lokt Ultra.
  • Federal 62-grain Fusion.
  • Federal 62-grain Trophy Bonded Tipped.
  • Winchester 64-grain Power Point.
  • What is a 44 Magnum bullet?

    When cartridges first hit the market in the 19th Century, the common bullet used was a variation of a simple lead round-nosed projectile, a standard that was maintained into the early 20th century and can still be found today– abbreviated on ammo boxes as “LRN” — and is a good choice for cheap target rounds.