The iconic .44 Magnum cartridge will keep on trucking for a long time.
As time passes this cartridge just gets better and better like the Eveready battery.
The .44 Magnum was created when the late Elmer Keith needed more power from a revolver. With a load thats super hot, this cartridge can take down most big-game animal in the U.S.
With the advancements in technology, as the big-bore cartridge gets bigger, the .44 Magnum still holds its own as the caliber to go to for hunting. Here are some reasons why the .44 Magnum is a great ammo.
Knockdown Power & Accuracy
In the early days, rifles chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge produced poor accuracy.
Modern day rifles such as the Henry Arms Big Boy Lever-Action Rifle in the .44 Magnum caliber have proven this false.
For deer or hog if you use the .44 Magnum cartridge with a long barrel its a good combo of power and accuracy.
Modern Ammo more Powerful & Accurate
If you find yourself hiking out in bear country or hunting other big game.
Go with the .44 Magnum as there are many manufacturers trying to outdo each other. They are boning up on better ammunition for self-defense (hollow-point) and hunting loads (stronger meplat bullets).
One example is a polymer-tipped cartridge from Hornady which offers better ballistics than soft-point or hollow-point design for deer hunting.
Many Options Available
At the moment there are many options to choose from.
Such as a Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX semi-automatic pistol, Magnum Research BFR, Ruger Redhawk, Taurus Tracker or a vintage Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver, the choices are great.
A good rifle to choose from are Henry Arms, Marlin or Winchester.
Little Brother .44 Special
Did you know that you can shoot a .44 Special rounds in the .44 Magnum gun? Thats right you can use softer loads for target shooting and save the magnum load for self-defense or hunting.
This is similar to using a .38 Special in a .357 Magnum revolver.
Reloads are Easy
Reloading supplies for the .44 Magnum are available everywhere.
Especially online, a quick search and all of the components that you need are within a click of your mouse.
Case life for this cartridge is long and this non-bottleneck, straight-wall cartridge is easy to load.
Fun to Plink with
Lets face it, you either love the thrill of the big recoil or you don’t.
For plinking its nice to just blow off some shots out at the gun range.
However, when accuracy counts, can you put six rounds into a bear’s head or torso in two seconds while firing double-action?
Theres a big difference when shooting single-action in a controlled environment of a gun range.
Not many shooters can deal with the punishing recoil of calibers like the .500 S&W Magnum cartridge. The modern .44 Magnum revolvers are easier to carry and shoot.
Youtuber sootch00 takes this .44 Magnum rifle for a run.
Henry Repeating Arms have had a dip in popularity and sales from 2014 to 2016. But since last January (2017) the sales and popularity is up at plus or minus 100%. (source: Google Trends)
One big popular rifle among cowboys and hunters is the Henry Repeating in 44 magnum. So why is it that its such an awesome rifle?
Here’s some reason why:
Straight out of the box with 44 mag loads you can zero in at 100 yards with 3-inch groups, if you’re a decent shot on a stable platform.
In other words the rifle is quick and slick, everything on it when working the lever is just smooth. Quick when working the lever for the next round.
To reduce the recoil on the 44 magnum Henry Repeating Arms incorporates the heavy octagon barrel, weighted forward balance and wide buttplate mitigates the recoil.
Henry rifles do not feature a manual or half cock safety.
Their safety features or mechanisms is not needed on a lever action rifle if handled carefully.
Henry does have a trigger tab safety which requires the lever action to be fully closed in order the trigger to be fired.
Henry has a firing pin block safety that prevents the hammer from hitting the firing pin unless the trigger is fully depressed.
Very straightforward in its simplistic operation and common sense approach.
Versatile and Durability
Henry Repeating Arms offers a variety of rifles and calibers. The accuracy, reliability and durability of the rifles make them suitable for any gun enthusiasts.
Whether your’e into plinking, target shooting, hunting, defending your homestead or just shooting it to get your John Wayne persona out, Henry has a rifle for you.
The versatility is that you can accessorize with scope mounts, sights, large loop levers, sling swivels and gun cases.
There you have it, I’m sure there are other things that you like about the Henry and we didn’t mention here.
By the way from a customer viewpoint, their customer service is totally outstanding. If you have any problems they can take care of you.
Let us know below in the comment section of what you think of the Henry Repeating Arms rifle.
Sources: Photos by Joe Riekers, Henry Repeating Arms
If you have 15 seconds, you can swap out a Desert Eagle .44 Magnum caliber barrel for a .50 AE caliber barrel. Next, swap out the magazine from a .44 Magnum to a .50 AE magazine and you are ready to launch .50 AE rounds down range.
Magnum Research is proud to introduce their brand new DE44WB6 combo caliber package.
New for 2017, the Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Model Number DE44WB6, features a .44 Magnum caliber with a 6” barrel, O/A length of 10.75” a slide width of 1.25” and a height of 6.25”. The steel-framed pistol is manufactured in Israel and has a black oxide finish with a black barrel, and a combat-type fixed sight. The new combo caliber package includes a .50 AE caliber barrel in a black finish and a .50 AE magazine. The MSRP for this 3-piece package is $1949. This is the first time that Magnum Research has offered a combo caliber package featuring the .44 Magnum and the .50 AE calibers in one gun case.
“We know that some of our Desert Eagle fans like to switch between a .44 Magnum and a .50 Action-Express. But, until now, they have had to buy the barrel and magazine separately” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “We decided that it was time for us to create a combo caliber package featuring our two most popular calibers. We are already hearing some very positive feedback from our dealers about this package.”