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.
Can a 44 mag take down a deer?
44 Mag. into the ‘hard-hitting’ class of handgun cartridges, for sure, but it isn’t only limited to handguns. … 44 Mag., most notably the Ruger Model 44 carbine, a sweet-handling, compact and potent woods rifle, perfect for whitetail deer and black bear where shots are close.
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.
What is a 44 mag good for?
The . 44 Magnum lies somewhere in between. It is at the top of the range of handgun cartridges that might be used by law enforcement or for self-defense purposes, and is still a handgun cartridge worthy of being carried in the field by a hunter or outdoorsman for larger wildlife targets.
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.
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.
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.