Why Register?Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.
Welcome to Field & Stream!
Question by Wanabe12. Uploaded on March 07, 2010
The Ruger Super Redhawk is the most manageable and comfortable 44 Mag. that I've ever shot and with the right hand load deadly accurate.
i cant kick about my ruger red hawk .it groups em very nicely with my hand loads.
I don't know about all of them. But I had a New Model Blackhawk with a 12" barrel and it was quite accurate and I didn't think the recoil was objectionable. It didn't make me flinch.
My S&W Model 29 has tolerable recoil at 48 oz. with factory target stocks, and accuracy is quite satisfactory. But the late Jim Cirillo got exceptional accuracy from his Model 29 after he had a Dan Wesson barrel installed.
I vote for the S&W Model 629, 6" barrel, with Hogue grips.
I also prefer a SW 629 with a hardened rubber finger-grooved grip.
Super Redhawk is the way to go for hunting, I have shot two different Ruger Vaqueros in .44 mag and they weren't bad.
I thought the Super Redhawk was relatively manageable, comfortable...but I got my best accuracy out of a Super Blackhawk Hunter and a Leupold 2X scope!
Friend of mine used to shoot metallic sillohette (spelling?) and told me that long after the double actions had heated up and locked up, the Super Blackhawks were still humming along.
Without a doubt, My Ruger Redhawk is the best at handling the 44 mag. It takes all the recoil And still comes out on top. The first time I took it out to the range with some of my friends, she was so scared of it just because of the size, after stooting it she was hooked.
In all honesty, I haven't shot a whole lot of .44s, but I would have to say that the Ruger Redhawk handles the job very capably. Comfortable, reliable, and pretty accurate.
I can only speak regarding the Ruger Redhawk with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. At four pounds with Pachmyer grips, the recoil is really not an issue for me at all and I consider it very comfortable to shoot. With my very hot hunting reloads, it shoots nice groups of an inch or so at 25 yards. It would probably shoot better than that if it had a better person behind the trigger. I like it and would recommend it highly.
This is the ONR time I prefer Ruger over S&W! The Super Redhawk is more comfortable to me. AND with The Leupold Scope it is deadly accurate.
ONE* fat finger. :(
Dixie Lee, I used to know a Dixie Lee Ferguson in Viet Nam at An Khe, are you my chance her?
36 years ago, I bought my first 44 Mag Ruger Super Blackhawk. My favorite load is the 250 grain Keith Style Cast made from straight wheel weights and loaded with 21.0 grains of 2400. This is actually the same load Elmer Keith used. As for accuracy and handling, I’ve found the ergonomics of the grip makes handling the magnum manageable. For those of us who shoot Super Blackhawk found we can get 6 rounds down range, faster and more accurate than the double action revolvers. The trick is if you shoot with your right, you recock the hammer with your left. Today I own two Ruger Super Blackhawks, the old model which limits you to carry 5 rounds and the newer model safe to carry 6 rounds. As some of you know, I’m love performance, reliability and accuracy just to name three and I choose the second Blackhawk over the revolvers and other models, so go figure!
What Division or Brigade was at An Khe when you were there? 173rd Bde. HQ used to be there.
I have a S&W 44 with a 10-inch barrel and it is dead on at 125-yards.
Moishe, As much as I like getting to know all of my new F&S Friends, I am sorry to say that I am not the Dixie Lee you new back then. I was not old enough to server in Viet Nam and then to old to server in desert Storm, My Grand father was in the Spanish/American War, My father was in Korea, My uncles were in VietNam, and my Sons were in Desert storm and Iraq Freedom. So I do come from really good stock. I love to hunt and fish.
THanks Dixie Lee, CRM 1st Cavalry Division.
I know the question specified all revolvers, but when you get past a 6" barrel, and start adding a scope, the carry inconvenience factor kicks in. Not being expert enough with a handgun to use one for hunting, I carry mine strictly for a back up, or loaded for snakes. I see the preference is running to Rugers over S&Ws, so I wonder if Ruger makes a more accurate firearm, or the quality in both S&W and Ruger varies with the individual gun? BTW, not a thing against Ruger, I own both.
Sorry boys but I don't like the trigger on those Redhawks and there is not much you can do to improve it, otherwise it is a good, big stout revolver. I prefer either a 6.5" M-29 or my Linebaugh reworked old 3 screw Super Blackhawk for a trail gun. Both are accurate enough for mountain defense, meaning griz, and the old Ruger is plenty stout for hot 265 or 300 grainers.
The 4 3/4" Super Blackhawk makes for a handy, quick and easy to shoot, but extremely deadly sidearm to carry as a secondary weapon when horseback. My kid calls it the "Angel of Death" as he has seen its effect on various animals.
Fieldandstream.com is part of the Field & Stream Network, a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Copyright © 2012 Bonnier Corp. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.