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At a Quandry Over Which .44 Mag. Need Revo Gurus Input.

This is a discussion on At a Quandry Over Which .44 Mag. Need Revo Gurus Input. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I throw my 2 cents in here, with a preference to the Ruger Redhawk. I haven't shot the 4 inch but have a 5.5 inch ...

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    I throw my 2 cents in here, with a preference to the Ruger Redhawk. I haven't shot the 4 inch but have a 5.5 inch in stainless and love it after I put a set of Pachmayrs on it. Before then it beat me up and pinched so bad I didn't like shooting anything other than practice loads if I was going to shoot a box, and cringed at the thought of shooting more than a cylinder of hunting loads. Now it doesn't bother me to shoot a couple of hundred rounds out of it in a day. I only paid about $450 for mine but have had it a while. I just like the feel, and the toughness of the Ruger over the Smith, and have not had any issues with the trigger on my Redhawk, or my GP100 when shooting in single action mode. Not much personally for shooting in double action mode.

    Go shoot both of them if you can and see what you like the best.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    4" Smith 629, I own one and like it a lot. It has enough weight to compensate for the power but is not overbearing. It is overall a fine gun. Personal opinion but I will take a Smith over a Ruger any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I briefly looked at the Ruger Alaskan, but the cost of .454 Casull?
    The chop-job on the Super RedHawk I mentioned gets you the Alaskan size, about $200 cheaper...

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    Ruger's 4 inch Redhawk has a much improved trigger over previous Redhawk offerings. I liked the Smith .44s I've shot, but I'm in the same quandary and leaning toward the Ruger.

    I'm not too worried about wearing out the gun, while shooting is fun, I don't think the .44 will ever see more than 200 rounds through it in it's time in my possesion.
    200 rounds total? That's just a couple fun afternoons with a .44! After fifty straight rounds your flinch will be completely gone and your carry gun will feel like a .22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post

    If I really wanted a heavy Ruger .44 magnum for open carry in the field I might be tempted by the single action Super Blackhawk model, which seems better looking than the Redhawk and is available with 4-5/8 inch barrel.

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