.44 Spec For Self-Defense.
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    Can't speak from the self perspective, but I have killed a handful of game, deer and hogs, with various Uberti SA .44 Specials. My favorite load is a cast SWC running around 925-950 fps MV, which has worked every time, without fail. Last year I did use a 243 gr. soft-cast SWCHP running a hair over 1100 fps. Hit at 38 yds., the buck didn't take a single step and the bullet performed perfectly-



    This particular load is right on the heels of the .44 Magnum, and in my experience far more power than necessary. I doubt I'll ever use it again.

    I carry an old school Bulldog frequently. I found out right away recoil is brutal with heavier bullets, so I cast a 185 gr. SWC and run it 853 fps. It shoots a tad low, but that's no big deal at self defense ranges, and quite accurate and pleasant to shoot. I expect it would work fine.

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    I carry a 44 mag Tracker loaded like a hot 44 spl. 215 SWC @ 1100+ fps and I don't feel under gunned for almost any task I would use a hand gun for.

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    I've always had a soft-spot for the .44 spl...have never owned a firearm that chambers this wonderful cartridge....I must fix that.
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    This forum is why I just had to have a S&W revolver in 44 spl.Name:  DSCN0817.JPG
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Size:  117.3 KB model 24-3 with 6 1/2" barrel in 44 spl.
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    I like the Buffalo bore. 190 gr. Soft Cast HP (1,150fps) for EDC and use their 44 SPECIAL OUTDOORSMAN - 255 gr. S.W.C. (Keith-type) G.C. (1,000fps/M.E.566 ft.lbs.) when I carry my model 69 hunting

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    Any .44 or .45 caliber with a 200 plus grain bullet at 900 to 1,000 fps is a good self-defense round.
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