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Posted: 9/25/2003 1:20:59 PM EDT
Is there such a thing? Who makes it? Does it work OK?
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 1:33:09 PM EDT
speer (CCI) used to make shot loads for 38,357,and
44mag . Shot was fairly small and as with all shot
run thru a rifled barrel would tend to throw a
donut type of pattern.Some barrel lengths would be
better or worse but results would be generally
spotty-more for pest control than any hunting use.
At one time the empty shot bottles could be had with load spec in the speer pistol reload book.
close work only-snakes and rats at 10-15 ft
NHSPORT
Link Posted: 9/27/2003 5:04:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2003 5:23:59 AM EDT by RugerCal480]
I have not used the "birdshot" in the .44 magnum caliber, but I have used it with the .22 LR in my Ruger New Single Six about a 6" barrel. I would imagine the results are pretty much the same for the .44 mag. At 15 yds. (45 feet) the pattern is scattered, with the small shot spread all over a human size target. It works best around 6 feet (under 1 yard) and out from your feet at least 6 feet. (otherwise you will put the shot into your shoe, boot or foot.) Great for snakes since you don't have a single shot at a moving target. Not good for much else. I have posted a target showing the birdshot at 15 yds. shot at a human sized target. The birdshot is circled in red. at http://www.geocities.com/rugercal480 look under targets and birdshot.
Ruger (Mike)
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