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Old August 14th, 2018, 03:38 PM #41
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I didnít even think about that. I guess that kinda makes up my mind for me. I completely forgot about md deer laws.
Not only 6 inch, but also 700 foot lbs. of energy at the muzzle on handguns for deer.

Should be fine energy wise if sticking to 44 mag, but the energy requirement is something to pay attention to if you look to step down in cartridge.
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^^^^ Yeppers. 1225 fps required for a 210 grain 41 Magnum load, easily doable. 357 would probably need a 7" to 8" barrel to get the required velocities using 125 and 158 grain bullets without beating the gun to death - 1590 and 1420 fps respectively. 1325 if you wanted to use a 180 grain.

I use a 7.5" Super Blackhawk for deer because of the Maryland law. Rather use the 5.5" Redhawk but that's Maryland. Fortunately, I am proficient with both and can readily pick on up and go with it.
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^^^^ Yeppers. 1225 fps required for a 210 grain 41 Magnum load, easily doable. 357 would probably need a 7" to 8" barrel to get the required velocities using 125 and 158 grain bullets without beating the gun to death - 1590 and 1420 fps respectively. 1325 if you wanted to use a 180 grain.

I use a 7.5" Super Blackhawk for deer because of the Maryland law. Rather use the 5.5" Redhawk but that's Maryland. Fortunately, I am proficient with both and can readily pick on up and go with it.
Understood, I used my 5.5 in Redhawk successfully in Md. Is Ranger Hal going to actually measure it? Probably not, to me it was worth the chance.

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Virginian Dragoon in 44 mag.

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I've got an old, worn and much used first year (1956) pre-29 that my Dad bought brand new in 1956. One of the original coke bottle grips is missing a chunk that broke off at some point due to recoil - this old gun has eaten up a lot of Keith full-house loads, and I only shoot lighter loaded reloads out of it now.

At some point in the future I'd love to get another 44 mag of some kind though - the old S&W Model 29 can't be beat IMO for aesthetics and function, but those are getting harder to come by, so I'll probably wind up with a Redhawk or Super Redhawk when I finally go that route.
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