Question: Is a 44 mag rifle good for deer hunting?

Yes, the 44 magnum in a rifle/carbine platform is an excellent choice for deer in brushy areas out to 100 yards. The extra barrel length of a rifle/carbine can add up to 500 FPS over a short-barreled handgun. Within range the 44 magnum with its inherently wide diameter bullet will hit a deer with authority.

How many yards is a 44 Magnum rifle good for?

44 Magnum bullet can reach speeds of up to 1,380 feet per second, generating kinetic energy at themuzzle of 1,015 foot-pounds of force. That’s plenty of power, enough to take down up to deer-size game at distances of up to 50 yards.

What is a good 44 mag load for deer hunting?

Senior Member. XTP in 240 – 300 is perfect for deer, I prefer 300s myself but 240s are plenty.

How accurate is a 44 mag rifle?

A . 44 mag in a rifle can be sighted in 2″ high at 100 yards, that puts it dead on or nearly so at 125 yards, and maybe 3″ or so inches low at 150 yards. Easily good enough trajectory to hit a deer.

How far will a 44 mag kill a deer?

Seriously, with good bullets a . 44 mag can take deer out to 80 or 100 yards. However, most people can’t shoot well enough at 100 yards with a revolver to consistently take deer, especially with open sights.

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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.

Why is 44 mag ammo 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.

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.

What is the most powerful 44 Magnum ammo?

This remains within the performance limits of the Ruger Redhawk and Super Redhawk and is the most powerful load available for the 44 Magnum cartridge.” “I’ve used Garrett’s heavy 44 Magnum loads for special purpose handgun hunting (as well as having used the Garrett 45-70 rifle loads) where serious penetration was …

How much do 44 mag bullets cost?

44 Magnum Ammo

Description Grains Price
44 Mag – Bulk Federal American SP M-ID 240gr $594.95
44 Mag – American Eagle JHP 240gr $59.89
44 Mag – MAGTECH Rem Ammo SJSP 240gr $59.99
44 Mag – Precision One Ammo XTP FREE SHIPPING With Buyers Club HP JHP 200gr $59.99

How far will a Henry 44 mag shoot?

It’s a man-sized rifle that (with the rear sight fixed) delivers solid accuracy and sledgehammer-like knockdown power for hunting just about anything within 150 yards.

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