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He brought it by today for a visit ;) We were going to shoot it,but his wife called, with a honey do. It involed the grandkids so off he went.Seemed pretty tight, and I liked it more than I thought I would. double action was ok,a little gritty thumbing the hammer back,but all in all seems like a good knock around piece. Not a Smith by any means,but I wouldnt mind having one. But the proofs in the shooting,so the jurys still out. Gunrunner,,
 

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I'm just climbin' on board the .44Spl bandwagon myself, so this thread is right on target for me! ;)

I hope to hear some shooting results and opinions of the new puppy..... once he finishes his honey-do's of course. ;D
 

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Ill see to it Tedak, If that list gets longer Ill go get it ;D
 

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I had one of the older models. It needed to be timed when I bought it, but Charter did it for free. Shooting that thing was like grabbing onto a moving train.
 

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Im wearing gloves to start with ;D Just got my nails did ;D Im pretty sure she will be a handful. Big handguns have always been rough on me.The 357mag is about it,for me to shoot well.Ive been kidded about being so big and not liking em,but its the truth.Later if he want me too,Ill look into maybe handloading some redueced loads for it.Or maybe theres some ready mades from a factory.Think I may see if he wants to shoot it in a little while. Gunrunner,,
 

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It shot well I think. Hed already shot it some,so I only took 10 of his rounds.Used 5 to get the feel of it. He had two boxes,the ones I shot were magtech cowboy loads.Dont know the specs,but were very mild to shoot. This was the last 5, standing two hand hold at 30 feet, with a tad of the front sight above the rear.I know I could do better with more time and rounds. And of course at the bench.But could defend myself with it,as is if need be. Anyway it passed the Gunrunners,"There Here to kill us all" test. ;D Randy,,
 

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I bought a charter bulldog in 44 sp. back in December and I have to say the jury is still out on mine, I even sent it back to Charter for adjustment and I still cant hit anything with it and I have tried all different kinds of load combinations. I am shooting at about 25 feet with a benchrest too. How big was that target circle in the pic? I can hit all the way around it but hitting the center of the target, forget it. I don't know if I am holding the gun wrong or not, I cup my weak hand on the butt of the grip and have been shooting it single action style. I can shoot circles around this gun with my ruger blackhawk. Any advice would help. Dan
 

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Im no expert Bowhunter, I shoot a pistol with my strong arm almost totally extended. A slight bend with my weak hand cuped around my right,and pulling back slightly. That one shoots good for me and Mike. He had it with him when he was over friday night. It aint no blackhawk in the shooting department though. But should be doing better than what your getting..Wish ya luck. Randy,,
 

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Here's mine. 8) I picked it up (used) last week. I launched some 250gr Keith SWC's out of it on Saturday (over 6.8gr Unique @ 785fps). The wood grips gots to go! :eek: The torque would cause the gun to recoil up and to the right, even with a solid, two-handed hold. I'll be slapping some Pachmayr "Compacs" on it before the next range session.

The first five rounds fired SA went into 2" from 20 ft, but DA groups opend up to about 6" at the same distance.
 

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Tedak,If you get a chance try them cowboy loads,They were very mild recoiling,seemed on par with a 38spl.
 

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Pretty decent shooting Gunrunner, considering you only put 10 rounds downrange. Nice looking holster too.

Gotta love them big bore handguns - something magical about seeing the large holes in the target from where you are shooting. ;) ;D Most of my shooting with my .44 Mag is with "mild" loads, maybe on the warm side for a .44 Spcl, but certainly mild compared to the full-snort loads. After a fashion, those full-snort loads just start to hurt, and shooting a few of them is fun. But for a full day of bigger-bore handgunning, the milder loads are just the ticket, and really nothing to sneeze at in their own right.
 

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DWB,it shot low the first two,then I just gave it more front post with three more,then switched targets ;)The 44mag is about all I can stand. The 357 is just right.. I never shot a 41 mag..But them 44spl cowboys I liked. Going to try me, a box of em in my 44 contender. Gunrunner,,
 

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Tedak said:
Here's mine. 8) I picked it up (used) last week. I launched some 250gr Keith SWC's out of it on Saturday (over 6.8gr Unique @ 785fps).
I have found that my taurus 445s like 180-200 gr loads when you try to drive them to decent velocity.
For standard slower freight train loads the 240-250s are OK.
In a factory defensive load, look at the CCI blazers. 200 gr Gold Dot hollowpoints, recoil is mild and they will open up at the lower velocities you get from the shorter barrels.


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I've had this CA 3" Bulldog for 25 yrs now. My standard load is a 240gr LSWC under about 8gr Unique (don't have access to my log book) or a CCI shot capsule under Unique again. For HD I either carry Winchester Silvertips or Federal LSWCHPs both 200grainers.


Just got it back from my BIL last summer after loaning it to him for 10 yrs. I really didn't miss it as I usually was on the other side of the Atlantic. When fishing I normally carry one round of shotshell followed by the hard casts in either a shoulder rig (when canoeing or OWB).

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