Gun Digest Book of the .44

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Gun Digest Books, Oct 30, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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The Guns. The Loads. It's All Here! It civilized the American frontier, fought the Civil War and tamed the Wild West. Today, the big .44 is still America's favorite caliber for hunting, target shooting and serious self-defense. And who better to write of the .44 than John Taffin? In this entertaining, informative narrative, America's favorite big-bore specialist paints a fascinating portrait of the Big Forty-Four, from the earliest cap-and-ball revolvers and the legendary lever-actions to the .44 Magnum and beyond. You'll enjoy: Range reports on .44-caliber firearms, old and new Hundreds of detailed photos Loading data for .44-caliber handguns, rifles and carbines For the collector, for the hunter, for the reloader - for the Dirty Harry in all of us - Gun Digest Book of the .44 is required reading.
 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
7
THE FIRST FORTYFOURS
9
THE 44 SPECIAL
54
THE 44 SPECIAL SIXGUNS 100 YEARS OF SERVICE
77
THE FIRST 44 MAGNUM SWS DOUBLE ACTION PERFECTION
141
THE RUGER 44 MAGNUM THE MODERNIZATION OF THE SINGLE ACTION
163
THE NEW BREED OF 44 MAGNUMS
182
THE 44 LONG GUNS AND LONG CARTRIDGES
228
LOADS AND HANDLOADS FOR THE 44s
252
FINIS
286
DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
287
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