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Old 01-15-2017, 11:10 PM
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nice, hows .44 special compared to other rounds?
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:25 AM
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I love the .44 Spl. I think it and the .41 Magnum are what all revolvers should be chambered in. Well them and .38-44 High Velocity.

Ruger makes a good six gun.

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Old 01-16-2017, 09:13 AM
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I think a .44 Special Charter Arms Bulldog would be a neat gun to like tape to the back of my toilet tank or stick to a magnet behind somewhere; cheap enough you won't care that it's stashed, .44 is pretty potent, and I don't think it'd be as HORRIFYINGLY LOUD (by a little) as a .357 indoors
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:14 PM
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Now that's a nice spinner, son! For some reason I'm particularly intrigued by 3" barrels.. not sure why, but just about all of them look real good. Likin' the chambering, too - Forgot they got those in .44 Sp.

All-told, real nice one!
They were just released earlier this month.
I love the 3" bbl, too, on a DA gun, they seem to balance just right.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:18 PM
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nice, hows .44 special compared to other rounds?
I went without shooting it for the longest time.
Bought my first 44 Magnum in the mid 90s (Redhawk) and eventually Smiths, Desert Eagle, Thompson Center, etc.

I overlooked the Special for years as the price difference was only a few dollars less than the Magnums. until 3 or 4 years ago when I bought a S&W Model 24 and it took Specials.

I compare it to a 45 ACP or a 45 Colt at a sub-magnum level. Took me twenty years to try it, but when I did, I finally got it.

I'm supposed to have the 8-shot Ruger Redhawk in 357 Magnum soonish.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:25 PM
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They were just released earlier this month.
I love the 3" bbl, too, on a DA gun, they seem to balance just right.
I had heard they were bringing that caliber, but I thought it had been out for a wee bit already. Guess I was wrong, either way though! But it just looks great. I remember the S&W Model 696 they had for a minute a few years back, and thought it looked good, even with the full underlug.

I agree 3" does have a good balance and feel on most revolvers, though I think 4" works pretty well too overall.

Agree about the Bulldog, would be a good piece to put up somewhere, like that.

I like the special both itself but also as a Smith man - In all honesty I'd probably shoot it more in the wheelguns. Though I'd probably also have some Magnums, though those would be more for shoulder pieces - Lever-action carbines and such.
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