In bombardments of 244Pu targets with 114- and 120-MeV 22Ne projectiles we detected 69 α-α correlations linking α decays of 261Rf and 257No. We observed one α peak with Eα=8.30+/-0.06 MeV for 261Rf and peaks with α-particle energies 8.07-8.40 MeV for 257No. The half-life of 257No was measured to be 25+/-3 s. No correlations were found between α decays and subsequent spontaneous fission events, from which we calculated an upper limit of 1.5% for the fission branch of 257No and estimated an upper limit of 3% for the α-decay branch of 262Rf. The cross section of the 244Pu(22Ne,5n)261Rf reaction was measured to be about 4 nb at both 22Ne energies used. We also report on some results from 242Pu+22Ne and 238U+26Mg bombardments.