Re: Best Ammo for Big Boy Golden Boy .44 Magnum
I understand you can pretty much shoot any 44-special or 44-magnum load that was designed for a 44-magnum revolver (S&W model 629 in my case). I personally won't go into the larger 44-magnum "rifle rounds". The reason I bought the Big Boy 44-mag is so I can shoot the same ammo as in my handgun. I just got my Big Boy 44-mag so I am a complete newbie with the rifle; I will take it up to the mountains later this month to try it out and am looking forward to it. I'll try both 44-magnum and 44-special loads. In the magnum loads, I will personally not exceed 250-grain bullets such as in the Winchester 44 REMINGTON MAG. 250 GR. PLATINUM-TIP-HOLLOW-POINT so I can keep the kick down to something reasonable and a load that also works in bear country in my S&W. I normally shoot 44-special in my handgun so plinking remains fun; the recoil in the handgun with the magnum loads is a bit much (not as fun) and hard on the wrist! Curious how well the BB will absorb the recoil; probably well given its mass and very nice center-of-gravity feel.
BTW - the main caution that Henry mentions in their manual is to NOT use the Blazer ammo or any other aluminum case ammo. I never use that type anyway as I am saving my BRASS cases for (someday) using my own reloading equipment. Right now, primers, gun-powder and bullets for reloading are probably even MORE scarce than the manufactured ammo (at least here in California), so I figure I'll wait a bit until the market settles down a bit and supplies return (hopefully) to more normal levels.