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This is a discussion on New Redhawk 44 Mag within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by RevolverGuy The Redhawk's are fun revolvers. Start saving your brass. You might want to get into reloading next to help recoup the ...


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Old March 9th, 2017, 02:40 AM   #16
 
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The Redhawk's are fun revolvers. Start saving your brass. You might want to get into reloading next to help recoup the cost of ammo.


Great tip. Any Magnum cartridge will be more accurate, also.

I'm reloading for 357 Mag, 44 Mag, 454 Casull and S&W 500.


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I've been reading up on reloading, and trying to get enough info to do a cost analysis.
I know people that bought a $35,000 hybred car so they could save $30 a month on gas.

I did find 44 ammo at SGAmmo for 58-60 cents a round.
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Reloading is mainly for accuracy for me, not so much about cost.

Cheaper ammo isn't terribly accurate but try a box before you try a case. You might be surprised.




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Reloading is mainly for accuracy for me, not so much about cost.

Cheaper ammo isn't terribly accurate but try a box before you try a case. You might be surprised.




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There is very little choice of .44 ammo in this area. Aside from defense rounds, Fiocchi is the best you can buy, if you can find it at $0.80. That's what SGAmmo.com has for $0.58. It works real for range ammo.
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I've been reading up on reloading, and trying to get enough info to do a cost analysis.
I know people that bought a $35,000 hybred car so they could save $30 a month on gas.

I did find 44 ammo at SGAmmo for 58-60 cents a round.
One thing is it depends on how often you shoot and how many rounds you run through at a range session. Another depends upon what type of reloading equipment that is acquired. A progressive press, electronic scale and other high end equipment runs up the initial investment. As others note brass is a major cost savings due to reuse. Bullet selection can affect the cost depending upon what is used. Might want to visit the Reloading discussion board.
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I have entered the revolver world over Christmas with a S&W 686 .357 Mag. Then a lightly used Ruger GP100 Match Champion soon followed.

Soon after, I started thinking bigger, like .44 Mag. I was looking between a S&W 29 (Dirty Harry gun) and a S&W 629. Sunday I rented a Taurus Tracker to see how well I could handle this beast. I read stories on the internet about bloodied hands and broken wrists, but the Taurus turned out to be something I could deal with. After 25 rounds, I was still standing.

Back to the gun store to decide which I would get. The dealer also showed me a Ruger Redhawk he just got in. I suddenly understood why everybody was saying the Ruger was built stronger.I put 70 rounds through it today, 50 of them were 240 grain magnums.

It took a while longer to start finding my accuracy. I was just having too much fun to concentrate like I should. But, I finally started getting pretty good out to 15 yards. I'm saving 25 yards till the next range visit.

The last time I had that much adreniline was during a rocket attack. But this time, I was doing the shooting. I almost forgot I was blowing over $80 worth of ammo.

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If I ever move to Alaska, I've got my bear gun. God help any coyote that invades my domain.

I have no intention of conceal carrying it, and won't use it for home defense. I sure don't want to fire that thing in a darkened room with no hearing protection.

The Redhawk is a great gun. I sure hope it quenches my thirst for power.
Congratulations,I have Ruger Redhawk .44 Mag. just like yours,I bought it a few weeks ago,an love it.
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Let me preface this post with I don't think I'm a new member but I could not find any email address that the Rugerforum.net recognized. I do read here all the time.

Anyway, I too have a Redhawk 44 with the 4.2, among other Ruger 44's. I have been looking for a holster for this gun. The one I got from Ruger is just too weak. It about spills the gun out. I tried an Uncle Mikes fabric holster but the snap broke.

Are there any suggestions? I have ordered a steel belt from Bigfoot belts to see if that will help but I just can't see that curing the ills of the leather holster I have.

And this is a fun little gun to shoot. Carries well, considering the holster issues I have, when I am working a tractor at the hunt club.

Thanks in advance.
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Congrats! The Redhawk is on my future list. Love my GP100, plenty for my current needs, but want something bigger for hiking in grizzly territory.
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RPWatson, I also have a redhawk, and have two simply rugged holsters for it. I recommend the simply rugged pancake style. Gun carries close and is very durable.
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It just so happens that a few minutes ago I go a sales email from Ruger. The other holster, aside from the one I got from them, was listed. Ive ordered that. I will see how it does.
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RPWatson, I also have a redhawk, and have two simply rugged holsters for it. I recommend the simply rugged pancake style. Gun carries close and is very durable.
Which pancake style. They have several. And looking at Simply Rugged, I may finally have a decent holster for my Super Redwhacker with a 9.5" barrel and scope.
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I have the sourdough and the cattleman, of the two I like the sourdough the best.
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Update on new holster:

It came yesterday along with a Bigfoot steel belt.

The new holster is substantially stronger than the basket weave holster that Ruger also has for this gun. The gun feels like it will stay in place now instead of spilling out. And the belt doesn't sag one bit.

Ill see how it does after a period in the woods.

The pancake holster talked about above still seems interesting too.
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I have a Simply Rugged holster for my 4" Redhawk and it also works with my 4" N frame. Their stuff is "simple" and works great. They're a little underwhelming when you first take them out of the package but once you start wearing them you'll be pleased.
I recently ordered one for my 4 5/8" SBH and it too is secure and comfortable.

Probably one of the best factory loads I've found is Winchester's white box 240gr soft point. Its normally available at Walmart at a decent price.

To get the most out of a .44 you need to reload. It doesn't have to be an elaborate setup. You can get a Lee hand press, set of dies, a powder scale and other gadgets for a couple hundred dollars. The whole kit will fit in a tool box. Loading the "mid range" stuff will let you shoot more both economically and ergonomically. They won't blister your wallet or your hand. As an example the "Taffin" load with Unique and a 240gr lead SWC gives you around 700 rounds from one pound of powder.

Enjoy your new revolver, you bought one that will last a lifetime.
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Let me preface this post with I don't think I'm a new member but I could not find any email address that the Rugerforum.net recognized. I do read here all the time.

Anyway, I too have a Redhawk 44 with the 4.2, among other Ruger 44's. I have been looking for a holster for this gun. The one I got from Ruger is just too weak. It about spills the gun out. I tried an Uncle Mikes fabric holster but the snap broke.

Are there any suggestions? I have ordered a steel belt from Bigfoot belts to see if that will help but I just can't see that curing the ills of the leather holster I have.

And this is a fun little gun to shoot. Carries well, considering the holster issues I have, when I am working a tractor at the hunt club.

Thanks in advance.
The best for me so far is the Galco DAO, which works especially well in the optional cross draw mode with this gun. I think that would give you a better draw from the seat of a tractor.

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