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What caliber pistol do you use to shoot 44 specials . Can you use 44 magnum or 44 special pistol, only. Is there any other option. for shooting smokeless.........RT

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I use them in a 44 mag because that’s what I have. There are 44 special revolvers. I also have a Charter Arms Bull Dog in 44 special. Great shooter.

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Confusing me RT.    44 is the same as 357...   Mag is .135 longer than special    Or what are you asking?    GW

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44 Special is the Caliber and cartridge all rollled into one.  44:Mag will not chamber in a 44 Special.  You can load 44 Russian in 44 Spl chambers

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I use mostly Colts in .44 special, 2 New Frontiers, and the Winchester/Colt originally in .44/40, converted to .44 special. I started with a Ruger Vaquero, in .44 mag with one of the New Frontier and a Winchester 94 in .44 mag.  I since have a few 92’s, Winchester and Browning, in .44 mag.  I am not fast and frankly it has been about 10 years since I have shot. I never competed, just had fun, so all the firearms I used performed to my satisfaction using .44 mag firearms shooting .44 special. 
but if you want to compete, then .38 special is the caliber you should go with.  I only say this to inform you as it appears you are starting out. But if you are like me and like big calibers go for it. Oh I have always fired smokeless although I have thought of getting black powder cartridges to shoot. 
hope this helps you. Best thing is to enjoy what you shoot. 

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1 hour ago, Rootin Tootin said:

What caliber pistol do you use to shoot 44 specials . Can you use 44 magnum or 44 special pistol, only. Is there any other option. for shooting smokeless.........RT

 

This makes no sense at all. :huh:

Please reword the question......

OLG 

 

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There are lotsa different guns you can run a .44 Special in.   For example, a clone by Uberti.44SplRIght.JPG.53e6451ac92d8f75f02d7489062d185e.JPG

 

Or a Colt with a short barrel

 

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Or a Colt with a long barrel

 

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And of course you can run .44 Special in any revolver chambered for .44 Magnum, such as a Great Western.

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Or an Uberti.

 

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Notice that it is slightly upscaled.

In other words, for .44 Special, you do have options.

 

Edited by H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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I shoot 'em in seven .44 Special New Vaqueros, two ASM'S, and two USFA's.

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I use a .44 caliber revolver to shoot .44 specials, only not my .44 Russian.

 

The one .44 special-only piece I have is the Charter Arms Bulldog, which'n I really like.

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On 7/22/2020 at 8:57 PM, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

 

This makes no sense at all. :huh:

Please reword the question......

OLG 

 

What pistols do you use to shoot .44 spcl?  Worked for me. Can you use a .44magnum pistol or can you only use .44 spcl?  Guess I am nonsensical!  

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You can use your SAA 44 specials and your 44 mag Browning 92.  In your Browning 92 you can use 44 Mag or 44 special.  Use light loads to be friendly on your clubs steel.  Your Colt Frontiers will work great.  Don't worry about the 38 specials, just shoot and have fun.  If you decide to change to 38 caliber later if you decide.  

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If you are responding to me, I think I confused you with the advice I was trying to give the post originator. I like .44 because I am not a competitor, but I was suggesting to the post originator that if he was starting and wanted to be a serious participant he should consider switching to .38. The only issue I have found with shooting.44 spcls in a .44 mag rifle is the cartridges overall length, sometimes when using reloads the length is shorter and cause feeding issues. Have fun. 

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OP,

Guns chambered for 44 Magnum have three options:

• 44 Mag
• 44 Special
• 44 Russian
 

The respective maximum cartridge overall length is:

• 1.610" 44 Mag
• 1.615" 44 SP
• 1.430" 44 Russian    


Speer #15 shows the 44 Special COAL longer than 44 Magnum.
I have no idea why, as the 44 Special case trim length is shorter than 44 Magnum.


• 1.275" 44 Mag
• 1.160" 44 SP
• 0.960" 44 Russian


If you have an 186x or 187x toggle-link rifle, The Smith Shop offers a specialized carrier.
This will correctly handle 45CS and 44 Russian cartridges.


http://thesmithshop.com/cbs45.html

 

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