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Would you guys say that a 7.5 inch barrel on a .44 mag is too much barrel to have in the field?

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  • #16
    Catfight!

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    • #17
      DAW -

      Ah'll show ye how to handle someone like yercef.

      Now pay careful attention:

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      • #18
        I'm another enthusiastic fan of the Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter, and it's equipped with a 7.5" barrel. One of my T-C Contender accessory barrels was a 14" heavy barrel in .41 Magnum, and it was exceptionally accurate. I did not have a holster for it; I carried it in a padded case, but that was appropriate for the very deliberate way I used it.
        No, I don't think 7.5" is too long for a field/hunting handgun.

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        • #19
          Bubba, I had the pleasure of having lunch with Elmer Keith many years ago. He was a little man very full of himself. And some other stuff as well. Never read the article however I doubt anyone but Keith saw that 425 yard shot. And I think there's only a slim chance even he saw it.

          Dallas, don't get too worked up about Blackdawgz. He has diabetes issues that affect his judgment from time to time. Well, that's one way of explaining it I guess. The world is full of racists and sexists and homophobes. A good Christian won't be any of those but I am always amazed at how many self-professed "good Christians" are, especially those who lean heavily towards the right.

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          • #20
            Dallas, to answer the second half of this question which was recently published in DEP's magazine column:

            Contrary to what Petzal might tell you, beards are MOST itchy when they are cut close. The current trend of scroungy-looking ten day growth never ceases to amaze me. A beard at that length is a pain ... every time you touch it! The longer the beard, the more comfortable it becomes, provided it is kept clean and doesn't get caught on stuff (like coat zippers ... yowch!).

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            • #21
              My S&W Model 29 Classic Hunter has a 6" barrel and it is well suited to deer hunting. Practice is the key to shooting the .44mag well. I am comfortable with shots up to 100yds. I use Blue Dot and a 240gr hard cast bullet - they don't go far when hit with that.

              Regarding long shots: I saw a trick shooter on TV shoot a .45acp at some ungodly distance, maybe 200yds. It might have been Mulden? Must have had a trajectory like a rainbow.

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              • #22
                I like my Ruger Redhawk with its 7 1/2" barrel. Nice sight radius and a little more burn time to get that bullet moving.

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