Shot­shell Per­for­mance in the .44 Mag­num

Modern Pioneer - - [.44 Magnum] -

It’s of­ten nice to have a shot­gun avail­able when the pos­si­bil­ity of putting a grouse or cot­ton­tail over the camp­fire ma­te­ri­al­izes, or when a nasty rat­tler ap­pears un­ex­pect­edly. A shot­gun is my choice for these sit­u­a­tions, but one isn’t al­ways avail­able or ap­pro­pri­ate. A great al­ter­na­tive is CCI’S .44-cal­iber shot­shell. Even though they pale when com­pared to a shot­gun’s per­for­mance, they can be quite ef­fec­tive none­the­less. Since a hand­gun doesn’t have choke con­stric­tion, you must be quite close to your tar­get to be ef­fec­tive. The CCI .44 shot­shells can be used in ei­ther .44 Spe­cial- or .44 Mag­num-cham­bered firearms, and they con­tain about 170 pieces of #9 shot. You can also pur­chase the empty shot­shell cap­sules from Speer and use them in your own hand­loads. The ad­van­tage is that you’re able to load what­ever shot size you be­lieve will be most ef­fec­tive in each sit­u­a­tion.

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