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Old October 9, 2012, 10:33 PM   #33
481
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Hook686,

Yeah, I like the 300 gr XTP, too. It's a real sledge-hammer.

I think that the .44 is a fine hunting pistol/revolver, but due to extended recovery time between shots and its large size, I'd be reluctant to use it as a SD choice.

If I did, I probably load up with the 225 gr. Barnes-

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread....ght=.44+magnum

Corbon 225 gr XPB (DPX44M 225/20 1350 fps) fired from 5" S&W 629 at ave vel of 1308 f/s; single shots:
BG: Pen = 19.3", Ave RD = 0.70", Ave RL = 0.63", Ave RW = 225.2 gr
4LD: Pen = 18.9", Ave RD = 0.70", Ave RL = 0.64", Ave RW = 225.5 gr
AG: Pen = 19.3", Ave RD = 0.47", Ave RL = 0.77", Ave RW = 225.6 gr
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