View Full Version : SW 44 magnum Mountain gun

06-28-2008, 9:38 PM
Just drossed a 44 mag mountain gun from a awsome fellow calgunner, so what i need to know is given that the barrel is alot thinner than a regular 44 magnum, do i have to be concerned about what grain of bullets i shoot out of her, or will she handle any of the loads i put through a regular 44 magnum.

06-28-2008, 10:05 PM
The thinner barrel won't limit the intensity of the ammo or weight of bullets that can be fired through it, but your tolerance to recoil will determine just how far you want to go. Elmer Keith Memorial Loads might be too much, although I remember a 4'9" 95 pound female co-worker who enjoyed shooting a 4" model 29 with 240gr. ammo. I personally found that gun unpleasant.

06-29-2008, 12:25 AM
Thats good to know, i dont plan on using hot loads or anything above 240gr just liked the look of the gun and thought i should try one out.

06-29-2008, 7:45 AM
I have a pair of these which I shoot regularly with moderate 240gr. .44mag loads. Very accurate, nice trail/canoe guns.

Both were purchased used, at greatly reduced price, and came with a box of box of Rem. factory 240gr. full magnum ammo, minus 4 rounds from one box and 6 rounds from the other.

06-29-2008, 8:43 AM
Mtn guns are hella fun! Congrats on the purchase!

Dibs on the woodgrips that you will find unsuitable for use with magnum loads :43:

Army GI
06-29-2008, 9:59 AM
I know a guy that shoots full power 180gr loads at 1600fps or so through his mountain gun. Very powerful, yet recoil is manageable.

06-29-2008, 11:18 AM
well it comes with beautiful mountain etched wood grips and a pair of hogue's attached so the wood grips are just for show time.

06-29-2008, 12:49 PM

06-29-2008, 4:42 PM
Have Magnaport do a quad-port job to it. It will reduce the muzzle flip enough to make the revolver quite enjoyable with full house loads. I did mine years ago along with a trigger tune, double crane ball locks, forcing cone improvement and muzzle crown improvement. It is a great shooter. It was unpleasant before the porting. 240 gr. @ 1325 fps is vigorous but fun. I do not really care for lots of recoil. It just gets tiring and develops bad shooting habits.

06-30-2008, 3:19 PM
Here's the one I use the most.10815