But .44 Magnum isn’t reserved for just revolvers, a good number of rifles can take the round too. That bolt gun was based on the 77/22, not a full sized M77. The .357 Mag. So, I’m the only one to catch the Firefly reference? The ammo cost is a bit much but fun never the less. The “short rifle” is in .44 currently, and production may change. But let’s face it: They’re a lot of fun to shoot! yeah on that vein the IMI timberwolf was a good little gun. I’ve read enough of this author to see he is clearly losing his noodle. While .44 Mag is normally a flat-nosed cartridge, Hornady Leverevolution is actually a spitzer style bullet using a polymer tip for the tip of the round making it safe to use in a lever-action tube magazine. Mind you, I’m pretty sure the line was “big damn heroes”, but close enough. Within 100+/- yards, I have never had a problem killing whitetails with Remington 240 grain factory ammo from my Ruger 44 International carbine. The most expensive option that I’ve seen so far is the Navy Arms Winchester 1892 Lever Action Rifle that goes for $2,132.90 on Cheaper Than Dirt. I have one I purchased to go along with my .44 western-style six-shooter. I’ve owned Marlins, Henrys and two Winchesters, all lever actions. The Big Boy chambered for the .44 Magnum rifle, which can also shoot weaker .44 Special rounds for target practice, costs only $900 brand new. The 44mag lever action rifle is my preferred close range/woods hunting rifle. Hit em bad, you got problems. Both shooters. We and our partners share information on your use of this website to help improve your experience. I have a Browning 92 I love. The receiver has scope mounts machined onto the receiver, but also has iron sights as standard. But for those of us that can tame the beast, it can be a deeply enjoyable experience as well as being the ultimate companion for those long hunts far away from home. Needless to say, after checking it over, it was immediately given a home. I am definitely not a gunsmith, though, and perhaps a gunsmith could easily fix it as you suggested. Block, tackle, rope and a couple of powder monkeys and I’m ready. A number of rifles and carbines in the Henry Big Boy series are offered in .44 Magnum (most actually, and plenty in .357 Magnum and .45 Colt as well) so there are a number to choose from.. A good starting point is the Big Boy Classic (that’s the Golden Boy, above) , with Henry’s signature brass receiver and octagonal 20-inch barrel. Need .50 BMG, or Safari Rifle cartridge! Being one of our most popular revolver cartridges, there are some fantastic bullet choices for the .44 Mag., for plinking, hunting, and for self-defense alike. This one chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, while only single shot, will do the job. But a 30/30 is an excellent caliber out in the real world. “They’re better for home defense, because you can load them with hollow points.” Better than what? A 180 grain, 0.43 inch diameter bullet exiting the muzzle at 1,600 fps or better will immediately drop every human being on the face of the planet. Sheriff’s Tip: Lever Guns for Personal Protection. Sounds like the first guy that posted an answer has been reading too many Chuck Hawks articles. Anything smaller like a rabbit can easily be taken out with a .44 Magnum. The closer the bear, the more effective the round will be. He has a background in the entertainment industry and currently works as one of our awesome writers in the field. Between you, me, and the lamppost, I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a 250 grain lead RNFP. The 77/44 is pretty neat pistol carbine but just too expensive for what it is and they butcher the bbl by putting a useless dovetail cut on the underside that is supposedly part of a manufacturing process. And you don’t have to be Dirty Harry (that’s the first thing most people think of when you mention .44 Mag) or into cowboy action shooting to own one. Too bad they have a goofy safety and rebounding hammers. His was very accurate with both Winchester and Hornady loads. The .44 Magnum round will become even more effective against elk at short range. I prefer the steel Henry to the brass receiver .357 that I got rid of. First "deer rifle" I ever bought was a Ruger .44 carbine back in 1968 while home on leave from the Navy. Keith’s higher pressure loads were enough to have Smith & Wesson and Remington get behind it, releasing the Model 29 revolver in the mid-1950’s, fueled by ammunition produced by Remington. After long experience, I can comfortably say that Black Hills’ 240gr round is probably the premiere slayer of mid-sized game in this caliber. My LGS has one of these chambered in .243 so other calibers are not out of the question. The 30-30 is more useful. Blew her mind. 7) I really like debating and presenting speeches! What can you do to make a Ruger 77/44 more accurate. Look, .44 Magnum rifles are some of the best carbines for practical purposes. Although I’ve never seen a +p load for .357 magnum. Black Hills 240gr. In many cases, the round will take down an elk as long as you are able to place it well. A rifle chambered in .44 Magnum can be quite fun, Henry and Marlin both make a lever-action .44 Magnum rifle that you can take out hunting and pass down through the generations. I love my Henry levers but my Chiappa Tayors Alaskan Takedowns go out with me more. Today, an AR is fairly common I presume. ammunition from being shot from a revolver chambered for .44 Spl. Or, that’s what Paul Harrell said in his video that came out today. A call to Henry customer service confirms this. (From so called reports of course!) I would also prefer to carry a sidearm, in addition to the carbine, in the unlikely event that I would be allowed time to draw. Now that we know a little more about the round though, its time to look into what you can hunt with it. Is the .44 mag legal for Bigfoot hunting, I seen a movie along time ago and that’s what they used when a Bigfoot was tearing up they’re RC. They’ve got two different Marlin 1894s that net ~1900fps with that. Where do I sign up? 44 special is more expensive than 44 magnum because of the lack of demand. sounds like it simply needs a little gunsmithing to get it up to spec same as some of the base model 1911’s no matter the caliber. Picked up a new Winchester 1892 Delux Trapper Takedown in 44 magnum last month. You can find a wide range of bullets for the .44 Magnum, especially since there are so many different rifles out there that utilize the round. The same round generates a kinetic energy of up 1,651 foot-pounds of force at the rifle’s muzzle. Of course that Bufffalo Bore stuff ain’t cheap though. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America, Remington Model 700 American Hunter Rifle Project, Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Head to Head: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 7mm-08 Remington, Behind the Bullet: .300 Winchester Short Magnum, Head to Head: 7x57mm Mauser vs. .280 Remington, 2020 National Rifle Association of America. I wouldn’t pay $500 for one, much less $800. This is only true of 12-gauge shotguns and heavy 44 Magnum rifles. Because of its popularity, ammo availability has never been an issue. I get sick of the “M1 is a wimpy cartridge” folks, when it’s clear there are many cartridges weaker in ever day use. Indeed, for a human solution, I suggest the lighter-recoiling, but still incredibly effective .44 Special, which you can shoot through your .44 Magnum without any problems whatsoever.