Couldn’t find any good reviews. Closest is what i posted below. Thumbs up to the forum poster.
I was down at the local bass pro gun counter and I was kind of window shopping , looking at the larger revolvers,when this guy shows up and says he wants a heavy caliber revolver for deer and hog hunts, so I start listening to the conversation a bit,the clerk reaches for a 8″ 500 S&W revolver, the guys obviously never even held a decent magnum revolver , from the way he holds that one,but its also obvious that, thats far too large/heavy, and even he points that out, the clerk drops back to a taurus 454 cassul mag in a raging bull revolver which the guy seems to like, but he then asked about ammo cost and how bad the revolver will recoil.
The clerk asked him if hes ever fired a 44 mag revolver and the guy says, he has ONCE and it was not all that bad but it was about all he could handle, the lying S.O.B. clerk, tells him the 454 cassul is just a bit more recoil than a 44 mag, and ammo’s just not much more. the guy then looks at the S&W 7.5″ 41 mag revolver and picks it up and tells the clerk this feels great !,… do they come in 44 mag?, the clerk, tells him that the 41 and 44 mag are too under powered to be a serious hunting choice!hes better off with a 454 cassul, at that point I can,t help myself, I step up to the counter , look the clerk directly in the eyes and ask him how many larger deer and hogs HES killed???????, and point out that IVE used a 44 mag revolver for many years very successfully on both, animals ,with easily a dozen or more of each killed and the bullets tend to zip thru both sides and kill very effectively, so whats to be gained with the larger calibers???,I get a return look from the clerk that says I should LEAVE NOW!
thats the second time Ive had the clerks who don,t seem, to have much experience, push the more expensive guns as options, vs the the best values , or reasonable choices get pissed off at my advice.
I turn to the guy and tell him , don,t be miss informed a 41 or 44 mag loaded with the correct ammo is a truely effective choice, and while its true the 454 cassuls more powerful theres not much gained with that extra energy if its all expended on the ground past the game after the bullet exits…then walk away, Im reasonaby sure the clerks pissed but I don,t care.
with the correct loads and in skilled hands a 41 mag or 44 mag will prove very effective, if you think back a bit Im sure youll remember hearing stories of when the first 357 mag revolvers came out, the publicity, resulted in guys killing moose and black bear on hunts with even a 357 mag
I sure remember hearing stories of when the first 357 mag revolvers came out, the publicity, resulted in guys killing moose and black bear on hunts with even a 357 mag, theres no doubt a 41 and 44 mag exceed the 357 mag, in power when correctly loaded,and ive YET to recover a hard cast 300 grain 44 mag slug from ANY game Ive shot
- The Devastating, All-Around Survival Weapon (lewrockwell.com) intresting article !
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