44mag rifle


June 7, 2009, 04:14 AM
Been thinkin of buying a 44 mag rifle anyone got any suggestions

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June 7, 2009, 05:29 AM
marlin 1894
henry big boy

Cocked & Locked
June 7, 2009, 06:22 AM
I've got two and like them both.

Ruger 77/44

Winchester 94/AE

June 7, 2009, 07:19 AM
Ive got one a winchester m94 its a newer versinon with the crossbolt safty (wich i dont like) but at a 100 yards iv shot 1 1/2 inch groop with it ive got it scoped for hunting. They dont make them any more but shop around and you will finde one Ive always liked a winchester over a marlin. also per the cabellas catalog the winchester and the marlin are the only ones that buffalo bore recomends shooting there heavey rounds in. I dont remember the others but i think that henery was one of them that they dont recomend.

June 7, 2009, 09:12 AM
I had a 94, and really liked it, but my older boy talked me out of it. It resides with him now.

That 77/44 Cocked & Locked has would be sweet.

June 7, 2009, 10:11 AM
I once had an early Ruger auto rifle in 44 Magnum but felt a little hampered by the 4 round magazine. Bought a Winchester Trapper in 1994 and still have it. Very handy and light. Compact and lays flat in a scabbard or under a truck seat with no bolt handle sticking out. Holds 10 rounds and be accurately fired at a surprised speed with some practice. With a 240 JHP over 22 grains of 2400 mine clocks around 1980 FPS from the 16" barrel. This is faster than what the books say it should do but this is what I get.

I would think a 240 JHP at over 1900 FPS would settle just about anything's hash in short order.

June 8, 2009, 10:01 AM
I really enjoy hunting with my Ruger DeerSlayer (old style 10/22 look-alike). Took my first deer with it. Very light and easy to aim. It just has character.

I don't have a pic of mine, so I googled this one.


June 8, 2009, 12:28 PM
I also have a Winchester 94AE, great little carbine. It has XS Ghost sights, I also switched parts back to the original half cock hammer/trigger assembly and made a filler for that ugly cross bolt safety.


June 8, 2009, 12:31 PM
Marlin 1894.

It is designed from the getgo for pistol length calibers.

The Winchester 94 is a 30-30 length action.


June 8, 2009, 01:10 PM
Another vote for the Henry Big Boy. The action on Henry Rifles is one of the smootest you will find on a stock gun.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
June 8, 2009, 01:30 PM
Few things are as handy/ light / fast-handling as the Winchester 92 copies currently made by Rossi. That's what I'd do for a .44 if I wanted one - a 16" one.

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