The 629 ranks supreme on ANY “Best .44 Magnum” list. In fact, this gun outranks other highly-respected revolvers from other categories too. This gun is as ancient as they come with no real safety measures built-in; it is the pioneer for .44 Magnum revolvers.
The Model 629 packs an amazing punch and is built to do anything you need it to do. It is interchangeable, with numerous variations; in fact, you might not even recognize it as a Model 629 if you aren’t careful. Whether you are an advanced shooter or a beginner, the Smith and Wesson Model 629 is definitely your best bet in most/all hunting situations.