Ruger Forum

.357 Super Redhawk.

This is a discussion on .357 Super Redhawk. within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; New member here who having introduced myself on the forums has had a couple of questions about my Super Redhawk in .357 The gun is ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Double Action

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old January 13th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bristol England
Posts: 14
Casper is on a distinguished road
.357 Super Redhawk.

New member here who having introduced myself on the forums has had a couple of questions about my Super Redhawk in .357

The gun is over a decade old and is one of a few made specifically for the UK Market as a test of demand and was never followed up due to the small size of the British shooting scene.

They had both .357 and .44 as an option and with an 20 inch barrel. Most of the ones sold over here have been cut down to 12 inches. Only a few have been left in the full original length.

I believe the .357 Super Redhawks were only ever available in the British version but stand to be corrected.

any further information you guys may have from over there always greatly accepted.

Mike




Last edited by Casper; January 13th, 2013 at 07:36 AM. Reason: additional information
Casper is offline  
Advertisements
Old January 13th, 2013, 07:36 AM   #2
 
exlogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 908
exlogger is on a distinguished road
Casper-- Welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing.

That is the first one I've ever seen. You have sweet revolver there, Congrats.
exlogger is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bristol England
Posts: 14
Casper is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by exlogger View Post
Casper-- Welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing.

That is the first one I've ever seen. You have sweet revolver there, Congrats.
Thank you it does well in the longer range pistol shoots and even with the hottest loads has almost no recoil as you might expect with that barrel.



Casper is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 07:56 AM   #4
 
exlogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 908
exlogger is on a distinguished road
Your picture disappeared. I still have it open if you want me to post it for you?
exlogger is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 08:13 AM   #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bristol England
Posts: 14
Casper is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by exlogger View Post
Your picture disappeared. I still have it open if you want me to post it for you?
oops not sure what I did there will try again

cheers
Mike
right side small | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

right side markings small | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Casper is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #6
 
exlogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Montana
Posts: 908
exlogger is on a distinguished road
Quote:
oops not sure what I did there will try again
Thanks! You don't want to deprive fellow members from gazing on that sweet thing. It truly is a rare bird.
exlogger is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #7
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 73
blgillett is on a distinguished road
First of all welcome second how do you carry that beast in the woods. I have a Super Black hawk its a .44 mag with 71/2 inch barrel and that is big enough of a gun to carry around. Great looking gun though
blgillett is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bristol England
Posts: 14
Casper is on a distinguished road
It's not bad surprisingly.

I shoot in competitions double handed from sitting kneeling and standing positions. For longer ranges we have shoots where you can use barricades or for even longer rest the grip. Those are normally shot with very exotic handguns and go out to 1200 yards though.

I only use this for shorter ranges and it is a blast. Certainly attracts a lot of attention when it comes out.

Mike
Casper is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 11:02 AM   #9
 
Amigo Will's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wrangell Ak
Posts: 1,423
Amigo Will is on a distinguished road
Outstanding for sure. Rechambered to 357max it would really reach out for long range targets.
Amigo Will is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #10
 
Sambo77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Milton, Florida
Posts: 719
Sambo77 is on a distinguished road
I owned a .357 Magnum Ruger RedHawk that I brought for about $375 new in a local gun store sometime around 1988-1990, (50 year old brain fells me sometimes),...

It was stainless with walnut grips and was the same frame & size as the .44 Magnum RedHawk but only chambered differently in .357 Magnum...

I really LOVED this revolver as you could shoot hot magnum loads with minimal recoil...

I could also buy at the time the really cheap .38 special reload range ammo & plink all day long...

BUT shortly after getting married a year or so later, ran into tough financial times & was forced to sell it...

Got $400 for it...

I still kick myself in the butt for selling it but, you do what you have to when times are hard...
Sambo77 is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #11
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 29
Robert 30 06 is on a distinguished road
Now that's a gun .... nice
Robert 30 06 is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #12
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: wayne nj
Posts: 9,884
bwinters will become famous soon enough
Welcome from New Jersey on the east coast of the US near New York City.
bwinters is online now  
Old January 13th, 2013, 12:48 PM   #13
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bristol England
Posts: 14
Casper is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sambo77 View Post
I owned a .357 Magnum Ruger RedHawk that I brought for about $375 new in a local gun store sometime around 1988-1990, (50 year old brain fells me sometimes),...

It was stainless with walnut grips and was the same frame & size as the .44 Magnum RedHawk but only chambered differently in .357 Magnum...

I really LOVED this revolver as you could shoot hot magnum loads with minimal recoil...

I could also buy at the time the really cheap .38 special reload range ammo & plink all day long...

BUT shortly after getting married a year or so later, ran into tough financial times & was forced to sell it...

Got $400 for it...

I still kick myself in the butt for selling it but, you do what you have to when times are hard...
Ain't that the truth!!! I still regret having to let my original .44 automag go many years back. If more funds were available I wouldn't have said goodbye to it. Now all I have are a handful of fired automag head stamped cases that sit on my desk mocking me.

Such is life.
Casper is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #14
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 115
WhistlerSWE is on a distinguished road
Very glad you shared your photos with us, it is truly as beautiful as it is rare!
WhistlerSWE is offline  
Old January 13th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #15
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 649
rockdrill is on a distinguished road
Hi Mike,

A rare beast you have there - an unaltered UK legal SRH - can't be too many of those left now that haven't had the chop to make them more user-friendly.

I recently acquired a modified example in .44, now just been fitted with a set of Nill grips that are just so much more comfortable for me than the fairly small factory grip that was fitted: http://rugerforum.net/ruger-double-a...ps-my-srh.html

Perhaps see you up at Bisley or one of the other regional events at some point.

Regards
Dale

Last edited by rockdrill; January 13th, 2013 at 11:41 PM.
rockdrill is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Double Action



Search tags for this page
.357 super redhawk
,
357 ruger super redhawk
,
ruger redhawk 357
,

ruger super redhawk .357

,
ruger super redhawk 20 inch barrel lbr
,

ruger super redhawk 357

,
ruger super redhawk 357 long barrel pistol
,

ruger super redhawk 357 mag

,

ruger super redhawk 357 magnum

,
super red hawk 357
,
super redhawk .357
,

super redhawk 357 magnum

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Redhawk,GP100, Super Redhawk and Williams Sight Company Firesights whitedogone Ruger Double Action 6 July 13th, 2013 10:03 AM
Super Blackhawk vs. Super Redhawk Lefty Ruger Single Action 21 November 12th, 2012 03:25 PM
Triggers- Redhawk vs. Super Redhawk toolman Ruger Double Action 3 September 26th, 2010 07:13 PM
Ruger redhawk and super redhawk picture thread roverboy Gun Gallery 15 November 16th, 2009 08:46 AM
Redhawk vs. Super Redhawk vs. the competition st.clouds Ruger Double Action 5 June 8th, 2009 11:25 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List  
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2014 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.