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44 sp..my limit ...
Have two 24-3’s 4/6 inch..one scoped just bough ruger stainless 44 special..240’s bear protection while bow huntingMy advice: Just shoot .44 Special in it if you don't handload. That's plenty for target shooting or personal defense. I used to keep a Smith & Wesson Model 24 as a house gun, and I figured it was more than enough to drop an intruder. If you're in Alaska and need a sidearm for bears, then a regular steel-frame .44 is the way to go. Or a rifle.
I have owned two .44 Magnums, a Super Blackhawk and a Model 629 with a scope and an underlug barrel. I sold both because they really weren't any fun to shoot. My biggest handgun now is a .41 Magnum 3-screw Blackhawk with the factory brass Dragoon frame and custom oversize grips. With somewhat less recoil than the .44 and the extra weight of the brass grip frame, it is actually enjoyable to shoot. I even bought a Marlin lever gun in .41 mag to go with it.
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