Graybeard Outdoors - Reply to Topic
Thread: Don't shoot too far with your .44 Mag rifles. Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Graybeard Outdoors forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
08-15-2017 09:45 PM
goodshot that ought to work
08-15-2017 07:44 PM
James3 I skipped right over the 44 mag and went with a 45-70. Hard telling how tough these Iowa deer can be.
08-08-2017 09:03 PM
goodshot yep, should work great in the woods, still hunting etc.
best wishes, hope your season is perfect.
08-06-2017 02:37 PM
burntmuch I'm hunting with a 44 mag ruger carbine, this year. First time. Dialed in at 100 yards. Don't see my self shooting past that. Don't feel under gunned at all. Rifle season is just a bow hunting time out. So my deer are usually at 50 yards or less.
08-06-2017 02:07 PM
kc34 This certainly is good advice.
Always know the limitations of what you are using to hunt with.
08-06-2017 01:38 PM
Empty Quiver When it's all said and done DNR has allowed the use of a weapon that by and large emulates a good slug gun.

If one keeps that in mind, I believe it'll be a good thing for hunters.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
08-06-2017 11:47 AM
mannyrock
Don't shoot too far with your .44 Mag rifles.

Hello from Virginia,

Just some very friendly advice.

I've been rifle hunting for deer for over 50 years. I've used lots of different calibers.

Yesterday, I was talking on the phone with a clerk at a sporting goods store in Davenport. He mentioned that Iowa has just gone to straight-wall cartridge rifle hunting.

I asked him what folks were buying

He said that there was a big run on the Henry Big-Boy Steel .44 mag lever rifles. They sold out and have reordered. (Interestingly, but the clerk just moved to Iowa a few years ago, after living in Virginia and rifle hunting his whole life.)

Our busy-body consensus is: For all of you folks who are new to rifle hunting for deer, please please don't thing you can easily take deer out to 150 yards and more with a .44 mag. They slow down really really fast. It is a pistol round, being fired from a rifle. Can definitely do the job out to 125 yards or so, but beyond that, they get iffy. Especially with big bodied deer.

I am not saying that they can't kill a deer out at 150 and a little beyond, but you start getting a high chance of wounding and running off, especially if you go for a shoulder bone shot instead of a good lung shot.

The clerk and I have seen it many times by folks in Virginia who switched from a big center fire rifle in the .30-06 class down to a .44 mag carbine because it is so "handy."

So, have a great hunting season, but practice judging those distances and resist the urge to pull the trigger on a deer out there on the horizon. After just a little bit of distance, your .44 mag is quickly falling in velocity. :-)

Hope I haven't given any offense.

Mannyrock

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome