Have you fired a .44mag that made you giggle like an idiot?

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  1. CoalCrackerAl

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    Never giggled shooting. An expression of WOW this is AWESOME! I have had.
     
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    Desert Eagle. Big boom and also a realization that it is a pretty silly gun besides a toy. Still fun.
     
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    If you say so...
     
  5. Targa

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    He misread the label which isn’t a hard thing to do, I also did a double take and realized it was a Super Redhawk and not the Super Blackhawk. Doesn’t make much sense to me though since it is the SBH frames that are sent to the big bore guys for customized work….475/500 Linebaugh etc.
     
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    Someone a few booths down from me at an indoor range started shooting .50AE, he literally rocked the range. And me...

    He shoot an entire box and left the brass on the floor. I picked one up, dwarfed a .45acp case.
     
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  7. The Glockodile

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    It takes serious power to make me giggle like a little girl at the range :rofl:
     
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    I despise indoor shooting!! Lol
     
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  9. GarrettJ

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    I think this was .50 AE, but a case full of H110 in .44 will do the same thing.

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    The big DA's are significantly stronger guns. Larger cylinders with offset notches and more positive lockup. The five-shot guns are built to near zero tolerances with a blocked action so they don't shoot themselves apart. That's why there's "Redhawk only" loads in .44Mag and .45Colt that are 50,000psi. I shoot heavy loads out of the SRH that re only shared with the Bisley that has an oversized six-shot cylinder, built like a five-shot.
     
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    First time I fired my dads 44mag rifle with my 180gr xtp reloads packed with as much H110 will fit under the bullet, it pretty much vaporized a milk jug full of water.
     
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    Tannerite really makes me giggle
     
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  14. RealGun

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    I don't know that I would be laughing, but am pretty sure I wouldn't be looking to take a second shot. I reload, so my 44 Mag SBH Bisley gets a load I like to shoot. I have NO motivation to see how hot a load I can shoot or what velocity contest I might win.
     
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  15. BobWright

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    I don't "giggle." When I was a youngster in grade school there was a boy who was very effeminate and giggled at the drop of a hat. I detested that so much I vowed at that early age to never be like him.

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    Well I guess that’s because your a real man Bob, I’m still working on it but am slowly getting there.
     
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    I agree with you but when a buddy hands something like that to me to run through a chronograph there is a bit of a hold my beer moment…:D
     
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    I don't recall giggling - but - I do recall a lot of stifled and not-so-stifiled laughter one time at a get-together shooting a .44mag & a follow up to it.

    We passed around the .44mag for everyone to have a try with it.
    After 6 shots of .44 mag, we handed the person my Davies 2-shot derringer - loaded with CB caps.
    The shooter would brace for this Titanic recoil - that was nothing..

    Everybody - even the shooter - got a huge grin over this.

    As far as loading "hot pills" go, I more or less outgrew that decades ago. I came to the understanding that more velocity only buys you extended range.
     
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    First 44 mag I fired was a friends Desert eagle about 20 something years ago. Couldnt believe how comfortable it was.
     
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    Small .44, big power load with lots of flash and yeah, you'll smile even if it's not the most pleasant thing in the world. I do remember laughing the first time I shot a .500 S&W, it was more of a *** kind of laughter.
     
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    Glad I wasn't the only one, first time I shot my DE out the backdeck range. All alone, but laughing to myself. Started with the 44 mag barrel and the laughing didn't stop when changed over to the 50 AE barrrel. A man my age shouldn't have that much fun. In fact, I am smiling right now, just thinking about that first day I shot that.
     
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    Longtime user of 240gr/JHP/coal scoop of H110; it produced nearly 1400'sec in a 6" 629; it was a hammer, killed 3 deer with it. But it wasn't something to take for a fun day at the range.
    Still love my 629, but I've turned down the heat significantly, and the 200gr/RNL/1200 'sec loads make me grin, but they are a long way from kissing your sister.
    When a buddy and I first got .44s, we went out and did foolish things, like shooting holes in engine blocks.
    Moon
     
  23. jag1954

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    I giggle every time I shoot my 460 XVR...what a pleasure. Me 460.jpg
     
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  24. UncleEd

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    Still pondering the whole concept of
    shooting a .44 mag and giggling like
    an idiot.

    If you giggle like an idiot shooting the
    .44, is that because you are an idiot
    in the first place?

    Or did you giggle because the .44
    makes you an idiot?

    :neener:
     
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  25. Space Ghost

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    First thing I thought of when I saw that was I'd like to try some of that in my Chiappa.

    THAT would make me giggle, but their webpage says too long for use in rifles...
     
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