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Postby jpg » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:55 pm

44 Mag BBS carbine or 41 Mag BBS Rifle , Both are shooting Great 1" at 100 yds , That's is the problem!!! Wisconsin Deer hunt starts the Saturday before Thanksgiving . Witch one do I take??? Opening day is the one you don't want to miss, Need help making a decision Thanks Henry
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Re: Big Problem

Postby Les » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:02 pm

Take both .... and a friend, to carry the one you're not shooting. ;)
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Re: Big Problem

Postby JEBar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:59 pm

41 and 44 are both outstanding calibers .... that said, there is nothing the 41 can do that the 44 can't do just a bit better .... unless it was a matter or personal preference, I'd go with the 44
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Re: Big Problem

Postby PT7 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:19 pm

I'm suggesting a 180* from the comment that Les made. ;)

Leave them both at home and get a Henry All-Weather .30-30 for the deer hunt.
A Henry .357 Magnum carbine would do quite well also.

This way you don't have to decide, problem solved, and you will grow your Henry collection at the same time. :lol:
Good hunting!!
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Re: Big Problem

Postby JEBar » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:41 pm

just curious, is Wisconsin one of the states that requires use of straight wall cartridges in deer hunting rifles ?
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Re: Big Problem

Postby Henry88 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:31 am

JEBar wrote:41 and 44 are both outstanding calibers .... that said, there is nothing the 41 can do that the 44 can't do just a bit better .... unless it was a matter or personal preference, I'd go with the 44

Can't argue that JEBar, but I was also thinking the .41 has the longer barrel and might shoot a littler flatter out to 100yds.

I'm not at all familiar with either caliber though.
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Re: Big Problem

Postby JEBar » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:01 am

Henry88 wrote:
JEBar wrote:Can't argue that JEBar, but I was also thinking the .41 has the longer barrel and might shoot a littler flatter out to 100yds.


many years ago I owned a Smith 41 mag but can't offer specifics with personal knowledge of their 100 yard trajectory .... I do know that our 44 mag firing Nosler 240 gr JHP pushed by 23.8 g of W296 has a muzzle velocity of about 1725 FPS .... if we sight it in an inch and a half high at 50 yards it will Zero at 100 yards .... after 100 yards it drops fairly quickly
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Re: Big Problem

Postby ditto1958 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:06 pm

JEBar wrote:just curious, is Wisconsin one of the states that requires use of straight wall cartridges in deer hunting rifles ?


No.
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Re: Big Problem

Postby ditto1958 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:07 pm

jpg wrote:44 Mag BBS carbine or 41 Mag BBS Rifle , Both are shooting Great 1" at 100 yds , That's is the problem!!! Wisconsin Deer hunt starts the Saturday before Thanksgiving . Witch one do I take??? Opening day is the one you don't want to miss, Need help making a decision Thanks Henry


Flip a coin. :)
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Re: Big Problem

Postby ssonb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:39 pm

You don't have a gun caddy???
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