Deadwood Pike, it's a .44 Mag. all the reason you need to get one. I'm guessing you are hunting in brush/timber with fairly close range shots and if so this is where the .44 Mag. really shines. The magszine tube holds 10 rounds if you want to load that many, lots of punch within 125 yards or so and won't beat you up with recoil. I really love mine. The .44 Magnum, it bucks, it roars, it kills decisively! Take care, John.