This is a discussion on What Ammunition for hunting with 44mag within the Hunting forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Hi I;m useing a Ruger 44mag super redhawk this year to hunt deer with. What Ammunition should I use? And should I buy reloaded ammo ...
Hi I;m useing a Ruger 44mag super redhawk this year to hunt deer with. What Ammunition should I use? And should I buy reloaded ammo from a good Co. Or stay with the factory stuff? If I should go with a good reloaded ammo who do I use? Hope someone can help.
Personally speaking, I'd be comfortable with any JHP or JSP of 240 gr. and up from a name brand manufacturer. That's what I've used before (unfortunately I didn't bag any deer however) and I believe at the time it was a 240 gr. load from Federal.
Shooting pumpkins is not a very good way to test ammo differences, but pumpkins and watermelons make great targets and are a lot of fun to shoot. Good Luck. I just got back from a deer hunting trip. Skunked again. I wish you more luck, and at least as much fun, than I had.
I will try. I found the bullet I'm going to shoot in the Ruger. buffalo bore #4c 270 gr. Speer Uni Core. (1450 fps / M.E. 1260 ft. lbs.)I think that should do the job. I have to make up for my 8pointer from last year LOL. Won the big buck pool and paid for my whole hunt. Guys have fun and thanks for all the info. http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#44
for testing out amunition i like to use soaked phone books they do a pretty good job of simulating animal mass it sure is intresting to see the way that different bullets expand and the penetraition depths
I loaded up a bunch of .44 magnum rounds for a buddy. He has a Ruger Redhawk. I think the barrel is 5.5 inches long. I used Hornady 240 grain XTP's, 24.0 grains of Winchester 296, Win. LP primers, Rem. brass, and the col at 1.600. They shot great! A very good load. If you buy the Hornady ammo with the 240 grain XTP. You only get 20 rounds. The cost is about $15.00 for 20. Better to load your own. Best place to get ammo & reloading supplies is Midsouth Shooters Supply in Tenn. I buy all most of my reloading bullets & brass from them. I have a buddy at work that lives only 10 minutes from them. I live about 60 miles one way from them. So when I need something, I call and order. And he picks it up for me. gearyr.