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#7141902 - 12/03/12 10:25 PM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: UncleJake]
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Two thoughts on bullets for the 44 carbine: Speer Deep Curl/Uni-Cor; the DC is made in a 270 grain weight, or the Sierra 300 if your rifle will handle it. The Speers are soft but hang together and penetrate very well - in general anyway; I haven't used that specific bullet but other of theirs of similar construction. The Sierra heavyweight revolver bullets have a very hard core which prevents much expansion and allows good bullet integrity until you get into the upper teens speed-wise.
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#7142002 - 12/04/12 01:48 AM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: Klikitarik]
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Hunting BC has the same thread up an some good posts.

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#7142927 - 12/04/12 09:26 AM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: wildchild2010]
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great stuff Klik, nice bou indeed.


we've got the trapper version in .44 mag.


ime, .44 mag improves considerably in the longer rifle barrels vs. the handgun's it's most often associated with.




it ain't my favorite gun for dealing with bears and such, but like the mouse gun in your pocket, it's a handy lil rifle that has some snort to it with the right loads.


too bad the trapper doesn't see much use, it's sorta a safe queen, the boys have used it some, but I bought it used and it looked like it had just come from the factory, pre safety version.


love that little gun, but would love it more if it was a beater.
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#7142985 - 12/04/12 09:48 AM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: 2legit2quit]
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Originally Posted By: 2legit2quit
love that little gun, but would love it more if it was a beater.

That's an easy mod. wink
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#7151760 - 12/06/12 02:45 PM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: ironbender]
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Used to have a semi auto 44 carbine. Was a great "boat gun".
It was a perfect little brush gun for the deer on Kodiak. Of course there were a few times I sure wished I had something a LOT bigger, (lost two nice bucks to bears), and also several times that I wish I'd had a scope for some of the shots I had to pass up. All in all, it was a great little gun for what it was designed to do. I sold it about 20 years ago, many times I wish I still had it!

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#7152225 - 12/06/12 04:53 PM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: CastleRocker]
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Little Marlin 1894's are one of the handiest rifles out there, esp in 44 mag. Try the 300 grain Federal Cast Core.
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#7202223 - 12/19/12 05:13 AM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: Cariboujack]
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The Marlin 1894 44 mags were made with 2 types of rifling and twist rates.

The older micro groove rifled barrels were 1-38" twist and do not stabilize heavy or cast bullets well. The newer models with 1-16" twist ballard rifling do.

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#7223065 - 12/24/12 11:39 AM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: Ghostman]
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I talked to a gold miner who carried a lever action
In 454 Casul
I asked what he used it for, he replied "Whatever I Want".
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#7223965 - 12/24/12 04:17 PM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: whelennut]
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I saw one of these the other day for sale:

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=022C&mid=534194

Any one know what the R.O.T. (1:26) will handle? At 6#'s, it sure felt nice and svelte!


Edited by UncleJake (12/24/12 04:18 PM)

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#7224405 - 12/24/12 06:47 PM Re: .44 Magnum -- not in a sidearm but a rifle. Who has used one in Alaska? [Re: whelennut]
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Originally Posted By: whelennut
I talked to a gold miner who carried a lever action
In 454 Casul


My M94 Trapper had been a 454 when Down Under in Fairbanks picked it up on a trade. They rebarrelled it to OEM spec and sold it at a good price. Apparently in was either fired very little in the 454 configuration, or the M94 is a pretty stout action. It ain't broke or worn out yet. Mostly she just runs 300-320 cast bullets at around 1500-1600 fps these days.
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