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This is a discussion on new 41 magnum within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; My LGS ordered a Ruger Redhawk in .41 magnum. 4.2 inch tapered barrel, hogue grips. I'm liking this a lot. Fit and finish is good. ...


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Old April 17th, 2017, 11:11 AM   #1
 
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My LGS ordered a Ruger Redhawk in .41 magnum. 4.2 inch tapered barrel, hogue grips. I'm liking this a lot.

Fit and finish is good. Barrel is straight, very smooth trigger. The only downside is the cylinder wiggles some with the trigger held to the rear. I've seen other new rugers and S&W's do this, so I'm going to tolerate this.

I 'slugged' the chambers; with the Remington 210 gr. Rounds they go in easily. Speer Gold dots are quite a tight fit. Hopefully won't be a problem down the road. Any thoughts on this?

Overall I really like this super strong 41
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All my rugers have some side to side play even with the trigger pressed. It's really nothing to worry about. What you dont want is back and forth movement of the cylinder. A little side to side is fine.

Even the smiths I own have side to side wobble.
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All my rugers have some side to side play even with the trigger pressed. It's really nothing to worry about. What you dont want is back and forth movement of the cylinder. A little side to side is fine.

Even the smiths I own have side to side wobble.
thanks for the feedback. The BC gap on this one is .006. Endshake is .002, which is just where I'd like to be on a new revolver.
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thanks for the feedback. The BC gap on this one is .006. Endshake is .002, which is just where I'd like to be on a new revolver.
I have a redhawk that had quite the play on one of the notches. I'd cock the hammer spur back and slowly release the trigger and feel the side to side wobble with each notch. One notch I had a lot of play in it when compared to others and half the cylinder had the cylinder ring. I sent it back to Ruger and they fixed it.
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My Ruger, Redhawk, .44 Magnum.GP 100 & SP 101 .357 Magnums, has very little wiggle in all three revolvers.
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Can always send it back and have them take a look. Ruger CS is great.

Congrats on a very nice revolver.
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Looks very nice.

I have yet to shoot a 41 magnum. Fortunately, I have plenty of time...
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Handsome looking revolver. I have 4 revolvers and every one has a similar cylinder wiggle like you described.
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get one 41 mag is a joy.
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41s are always nice. That's a great looking Redhawk.
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Update: Just had the new 41 at the range. Shot about 30 rounds. Some Remington 210 gr. JSP (very hot, big flash). Speer Gold Dot 210 gr. (very hot). Underwood 210 JHP (very hot).

After about 30 rounds, my withers were all wrung. The recoil jolts up the wrist into the elbow. Not painful, but it does accumulate.

The revolver works perfectly, and there was zero spitting or shaving problems. I was a little concerned because the cylinder wiggles quite a bit when the trigger is pulled to the rear. I guess this doesn't effect anything, since it works well.
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Update: Just had the new 41 at the range. Shot about 30 rounds. Some Remington 210 gr. JSP (very hot, big flash). Speer Gold Dot 210 gr. (very hot). Underwood 210 JHP (very hot).

After about 30 rounds, my withers were all wrung. The recoil jolts up the wrist into the elbow. Not painful, but it does accumulate.

The revolver works perfectly, and there was zero spitting or shaving problems. I was a little concerned because the cylinder wiggles quite a bit when the trigger is pulled to the rear. I guess this doesn't effect anything, since it works well.
If you lock up your joints behind the gun, it's going to be punishing.
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If you lock up your joints behind the gun, it's going to be punishing.
thanks for the advice. My right elbow doesn't 'lock' anymore--weight lifting injuries.

I keep a slight bend in both arms, and i used a modified weaver stance.

I think it's the exposed backstrap of the Redhawk that transmitted the recoil. It's kind of like an aluminum bat, when you hit the ball 'wrong', you get a bit of a weird shock.

It didn't hurt, but it definitly hits hard on both ends.
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thanks for the advice. My right elbow doesn't 'lock' anymore--weight lifting injuries.

I keep a slight bend in both arms, and i used a modified weaver stance.

I think it's the exposed backstrap of the Redhawk that transmitted the recoil. It's kind of like an aluminum bat, when you hit the ball 'wrong', you get a bit of a weird shock.

It didn't hurt, but it definitly hits hard on both ends.
I have that grip on two Redhawks, having tried other ideas and come back to them. That exposed back strap is balanced by good palm swell. There aren't any materials used in common grips that are soft enough to have made much difference. The issue is whether the grips fit your hand and whether you hold the grips to best advantage. The reason the exposed back strap is important is that the frame design on a Redhawk, not the Super, causes a long trigger reach. If your hands are no bigger than average, you probably should work with what you have. I tried Pachmayr Grippers, and the fit was terrible. There was no palm swell to speak of. I hated them.

BTW both of my Redhawks are 45 Colt, 4 1/4 and 5 1/2, and both carry the Hogue Bantam. I shoot loads comparable to modest 44 Magnum.
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I have that grip on two Redhawks, having tried other ideas and come back to them. That exposed back strap is balanced by good palm swell. There aren't any materials used in common grips that are soft enough to have made much difference. The issue is whether the grips fit your hand and whether you hold the grips to best advantage. The reason the exposed back strap is important is that the frame design on a Redhawk, not the Super, causes a long trigger reach. If your hands are no bigger than average, you probably should work with what you have. I tried Pachmayr Grippers, and the fit was terrible. There was no palm swell to speak of. I hated them.

BTW both of my Redhawks are 45 Colt, 4 1/4 and 5 1/2, and both carry the Hogue Bantam. I shoot loads comparable to modest 44 Magnum.
thanks for the input. I almost bought the Redhawk 45/45 with 4.2 inch barrel. But, I have nearly 1,000 rounds of .41 mag and no gun to shoot with
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