GUN Lever Action in 44 Magnum

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    What's an effective range for 44 magnum out of a lever action (around 20inch barrel)? I assume you can hunt deer with one of these?

    Since 44 Mag is straight wall pistol cartridges, I assume reloading for them is easy like other pistol cartridges? If anyone reloads for this round can you give me your average cost per round?
     
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    one66stang Haters.com

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    100 yards if you practice
     
  3. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I dunno about cost per round, but for a rifle you can't beat lincoln's repeater, it's the best gun in the game. :bowdown:
     
  4. GlobeGuy

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    :squint::squint:
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I don't know how long, but my dad makes pretty long shots (well over 200 yd) with his regularly. And with ease.

    Out of the longer barrel, .44 mag has better ballistics than .30-30. Heavy bullet ftw.

    His is a Winchester 94. Marlin 1894 is also a nice one.
     
  6. GlobeGuy

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    Is he hitting papers at 200 yards or deer? What scope is good on a lever action?
     
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    The Marlin is the one with the heavy hexagon barrel and the gold/copper plated receiver? If so, thats such an epic gun.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I have an early Marlin 1894 in 44 mag with no safety, which is currently off at marlin being rebuilt. Hell of a gun. 10+1 thin and light.

    Your best rounds for hunting will probably be hornadys leverevloution ammo.
    Muzzle 50 yd 100 yd
    1410/993 1240/768 1111/617

    Reloading you need to make sure your using a bullet that will hold up to the velocity's being pushed out of a 20" barrel. Lead with a gas check might do it. Jacketed will.
     
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    john in jax New Member

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    Good round/rifle for deer and hogs out to 100 yards with the shorter, 16" bbl'd carbines and more like +/-150 yards if you have the longer bbl'd rifles and practice with it.

    The .44mag has plenty of energy, you just have to be able to hit a vital area at range. I've owned a couple of Ruger .44 carbines and one Winchester Trapper a Timberwolf pump .44 and even a Remington 788 bolt action .44 with a 20" or 22" bbl. The best I could do with a scoped 16" Ruger carbine was 2" groups at 100 yards. The scoped 788 shot close to 1" groups at 100 yards and +/-2" at 150 yards but there was a lot of drop at 150 so I never tried 200. The .44mag will have much more of a "rainbow" trajectory compared to a true rifle cartridge, so make sure you know where you are hitting at what ranges.
     
  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Neither, he shoots cans and an iron target, the kind with the arms that swing across when you hit them.

    And I don't know what he uses for optics. :o
     
  11. GlobeGuy

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    Ah, I see. I was wondering if 44 mag had enough energy to kill a deer effectively at 200 yards. So far in most forums hunters say stay within 100 yards for 44mag. But these guys were using open sights. :o
     
  12. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    For killing deer at 200 yards 44mag probably wouldn't be my first choice.
     
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    I did more research, it looks like most hunters engage deer within 100 yards. With that in mind, 44 mag lever action satisfies all my criteria. :eek3:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I would just go with a rifled barrel and slugs for hunting deer at 100yds
     
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    That would be for a shotty?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Yep, mainly because it would give you more hunting options. Alot of places around me are shotgun only. No pistols or rifles, so I would check the hunting areas around you and see whats allowed first.
     
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    I know that places around me allow rifles for hunting so I'm sure 44mag is fine. One of the big reasons I want to stick to pistol cartridge is, ease of reloading. And of course the fact that it'll get the job done reliably within 100 yards.
     
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    Next to the 10mm minigun of course
     
  19. GlobeGuy

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    Damn, can't find anyone who sells 44 caliber bullets in volume anyone know who carries this? :wtc::wtc:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    It's a 5mm mini gun. :sad2: Shit's weak.
     
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    that seems really slow for 44 I get 1650 to 1700 15 ft from the muzzle out of my marlin 240 gr hp
     
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    look at a 45/70 thats a straight wall case thats easy as hell to reload
     
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    Damn, that thing is 4 times as expensive as 44 Mag!!! :eek4:
     

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