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    A 44 mag will hold its resale better and is legal for deer in most states.

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    I don't believe the 45 LC is about dead. It may not be as popular as the 44 but it isn't going away.
    It can be loaded hot in the right guns. The Corbon loads are some real bruisers. I took a deer with the 260 grain bonded hollowpoint and it was impressive.
    If I had to pick between them I would take a 44 for availability.
    There used to be a short 45 too and that is why this round has the "long" in its name. It is still proper but not necessarily needed to address it that way.
    Its a great and versatile round. It can do almost anything as long as you use common sense.
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    surely you lose some durability if you load up a gun like that.
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    In most cases the 45 LC is built on the same frame as the 44 mag. The gun is the same just chambered differently so if the gun can shoot 44s OK then a hot 45 isn't going to accelerate wear anymore.
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    Check out CorBon ammo - they make three .45 Colt "Magnum" loadings (265gr JHP., 300 gr. hard cast and 305 hard) - all of which equal or excede .44 Mag. loadings with respect to muzzle velocities and energies- all are intended for hunting and are to be used in certain firearms only - i.e. those that are also chambered in .44 Mag. I got a box of the 265 gr. loadings to use in my Taurus Model 450 Titanium snub nose - and let me tell you, they are a double handful and then some with such a light weight piece and the muzzle flash was, well, startling to say the least. Good close-in bear or predator round - but don't count on follow-up nor being able to hear for a couple hours, if not wearing hearing protection.
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    Yep that's the load I used to take the deer with my Redhawk. Its got plenty of ooomf!
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    there was the .45 Colt and the .45 Schofield. the Colt was longer. The use of 'long' and 'short' came into use by those who did not know the proper names. The .45 Colt revolver became more popular since it could use either cartridge and the Schofield could use only the 'short' cartridge. It became a matter of logistics.
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