Most people who hunt with a . 44 Magnum choose 240 grain bullets for deer sized animals and black bear. Heavier weights are better for elk, moose, and larger bears. Most handguns used for this purpose have at least a six-inch long barrel.
How accurate is a 44 Magnum rifle?
A Marlin 1894 in 44 mag should get at least 3 inches or so at 100 yards if you do your part, 2 inches is not unheard of, especially with a scope. I’d try a factory load and see, Try the Hornady 240 grain XTP factory ammo, it’s usually very accurate.
What is the effective range of a 44 Magnum pistol?
Looking at the numbers I would say that around 100 yards is about the maximum “effective” range for a hot 44 mag fired from a 6″ barreled gun. If you have a 12-14″ barrel and can squeeze more velocity you could probably push it to 150 yards.
Why is 44 Magnum so expensive?
The cost to manufacture. More brass, more propellant, more lead, less common and less demand, all mean the round will be more expensive which is generally the circumstances for . 44 magnum. Now, some people will tell you that simply because it is a bigger bullet/round it will be more expensive.
Does Glock make a 44 Magnum?
No, Glock does not make . 44 Magnum.
Does a 44 Magnum kick?
44 Magnum handgun kicks a lot harder than a . 45 ACP. It is worth it if you need to hunt large game and can carry a large heavy revolver. Recoil is mild when chambered in carbines which weigh more than handguns.
Which is better 44 mag or 45 Colt?
If you are comparing the 44 Magnum to the 45 ACP(Automatic Colt Pistol), the 44 Magnum has more power than the 45 ACP. On the other hand, the 44 Magnum has much more recoil, makes more noise and has a large muzzle blast.
How much does a 44 mag drop at 100 yards?
The Magnum load is given at 1750 ft / sec, giving 1 inch drop at 50 yds and 3 inches at 100 yds. Of course the easiest way is to shoot and measure.