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BlkHawk73

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Checking out my usual haunts site and it clicked finally that they have a ton - ok, just 26 - but really, thy have a lot of used .44 mag Rugers on their shelves. I know some have been there for months now. Just a couple .357's and 5 or so .22's... Is there something I missed where by people were distancing themselves from the .44 mag or are people just not interested in it for other reasons? Ammo costs perhaps? Just struck me s weird. :?
 

flhr62

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I think a lot of people buy them, and it ends up being more than they bargained for, as in recoil.
 

BlkHawk73

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I saw that coming as soon as the .500's were introduced, especially the short bbl models. All the Mr Machos got one then realized it was more macho than they were. :lol:
 

ndcowboy

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I sold one when I bought my Lipseys 44 special. Of course I still have another, but I figured I only needed one 44 mag once I found my perfect packing pistol in that special.
 

twobisquit

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I think a lot of these guys realized they couldnt hit anything and needed something that holds +15 rounds. Maybe more fire power = more macho.
 
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At the show yesterday, there was a high gloss, 80 prefix, unconverted, 95% SBH for $425. It just sat there all day. The guy had no bites. I bought a new model stainless SBH 7 1/2" for $350. They are out there at bargain prices..........

Dave
 

MikeJinVT

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I did a search of the inventory of blackhawk73's favorite haunt and was amazed at the amount of 44's. Surprisingly there were relatively few other used Ruger's in stock. I hope that changes before my annual trip up there in April. The cost of ammo must be the main reason for people getting rid of the 44's.

Mike
 

Tommy Kelly

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Heck I have 4 single action rugers 2 double actions in 44 mag and a 500 S&W4" and a 454 casul alaskan and don't want to get rid of any of them. Call me crazy I just like big pistols.
 

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Thars a depression on too. I've been seeing more used stuff than usual. Maybe a combination of "This is a whole nuther game" (recoil wise), never shot it much, ammo is how much?, need cash. The first thing to leave the safe is.....
 

cphilip

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I'm up for another in a short barrel Redhawk if I run into one cheapish... Not actively pursuing but certainly not ignoring them. Can't logically figure why so many are available. I know when I picked up my two hunters I got a great deal on them. But for some reason could never find one locally. I started looking around on line and presto! Jackpots everywhere else. Maybe its a distribution thing? Buyers and sellers not hooking up in same places?
 

mraywi

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If I didn't reload I would not wanna shoot full house 44's all the time. I buy my 44's used,always figured as said already after buying most people dropped like a hot potato!!
 

BlkHawk73

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MikeJinVT":3egv6p9o said:
I did a search of the inventory of blackhawk73's favorite haunt and was amazed at the amount of 44's. Surprisingly there were relatively few other used Ruger's in stock. I hope that changes before my annual trip up there in April.

Mike

Annual trip? :shock: That'd kill me and put a big damper in my gun buying. :lol: Let me know ahead of time and maybe I'll meet ya there. Just 48 miles for me.
 

freakindawgen

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I started shooting 45lc from New Vaquaro's loads to hot Redhawk loads,sold my model 29 Smith to a co-worker.I reloaded the 44 since 79 and I dont hate it,just dont need it anymore.......
 

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