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This is a discussion on 5 inch SRH within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by SamColt Just picked one of these up the other night; found it sitting in a Cabela's store, new, asking $820.00. I thought ...


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Old July 29th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #16
 
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Just picked one of these up the other night; found it sitting in a Cabela's store, new, asking $820.00. I thought that was reasonable, so I grabbed it, plus I had never seen the SRH offered with these specs before. After a little searching online, after I bought it, it seems there are not too many of these floating around. I absolutely love the gun, it is very solid, yet not cumbersome, or too heavy. Got some Hornady 300gr 454's to test it with, should be a blast!
I think you did well indeed! I have a good 44, so I would love to have one of those in 480 & use only heavy cast in it at about 1100.



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Sam Colt re Toklat SRH - Got some Hornady 300gr 454's to test it with, should be a blast!
I recall .454 bullets as intended for .460 S&W and that any modern Ruger would be better off with .452 bullets. My RH cylinder throats measure .452, near as I can tell with just calipers and a .45 Colt PTX plug.

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"Doesn't look at all like the Bowen version. Bowen does it right, its a beautiful gun, but very big bucks.
Rod"


Hmmm... looks a little like it to me.

From Bowen's website:

No. RD07 5-shot Super Redhawk A factory-style custom barrel produced from premium-quality stock is installed and fitted with a Weigand DX front sight base.



RD07 $2,095.00

And the Toklat:



I just bought an unfired Toklat for $750.00. I like my decision vs the awesome but severely overpriced Bowen product. ;-)

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I also own the Ruger Super Redhawk Toklat in 454 casull and absolutely love mine. Carry it in a Diamond D chest rig. Love that as well
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I have the Toklat as well and absolutely love it. Shooting 45LC through feels like shooting a .22LR. You can call upon the power of the 454 when you need or want it.

The balance feels perfect in my hand. I tried the 7 1/2" and it felt nose heavy. I also recently tried an Alaskan with a 2 1/2" barrel. It felt nimble but I prefer the balance of the Toklat.

$750 is a great price.

I'll suggest putting the Hi-Viz front sight on it. I found that my eyes pick up the fiber-optic green much better. Posts #9 and #10 have pictures of my Toklat with the F/O sight.

Front sight for Ruger SRH Toklat

Enjoy your Toklat!!
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Very nice. I want one.
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The grip on it is amazing and it has significant cushioning which can help if you shoot a full-house 454 round.
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at liberty, I agree.
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If it is true that form follows function then I am a believer. Great looking pistol !
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The 5.5" SRH Toklat - NOT Alaskan - is assuredly the best balancing SRH length on the market. I have Alaskans, 7.5", and 9.5", as well as the Toklat, and it's by far the best pointing out of the group.

I differentiate here - the Toklat is NOT an Alaskan, as the Alaskan frame doesn't have the integral ring mounts, the Toklat does. The very initial run - I've heard less than a dozen documented specimen - were made from Alaskan frames, as such they had "Alaskan" etched in the frame, and did not have integral ring mounts. All of the new ones DO have the bases, and don't say "Alaskan".

Additionally, my first Toklat does not have the updated firing pin system, my newer Toklat does.
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I recall .454 bullets as intended for .460 S&W and that any modern Ruger would be better off with .452 bullets. My RH cylinder throats measure .452, near as I can tell with just calipers and a .45 Colt PTX plug.
There are plenty of folks that use .452" bullets in the .460S&W - and naturally, you're doing exactly that whenever you shoot 454C or 45colt in one anyway. BUT... It's not impossible, not even difficult to swage .454" bullets for use in 454C. I even used to swage down (multi-step) .458" rifle bullets to .452" for use in 454C.

There really aren't many bullets on the market that are designed for the 454C. It's just a little too fast for reliable weight retention for many of the 45cal pistol bullets on the market. The bullets available now designed for the .460S&W are typically a bit too "hard" for the Casull's velocities, but they're often a better choice for hunting than the .452" bullets designed for 45colt velocities.

You do have to be careful in your bullet choice and staging method when you're swaging 6thou off of 45cal rifle bullets, lest you start to separate your jacket from the core, but it's really not that bad when you're only going from .454" to .452". I even used to anneal the ogive portion of the jackets to ensure they were sufficiently malleable to accept the swaging without separating. Much easier now that we have a few .460S&W bullets to choose from.
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Very nice it is a factory version of a bowen gun.
Supposedly, it's actually a factory version of a WWG gun, as Bowen's came after. I figure as long as barrels have been made, guys have been cutting them down, so it's really not anybody's credit.
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I got to shoot one. Very nice!
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The 5.5" SRH Toklat - NOT Alaskan - is assuredly the best balancing SRH length on the market. I have Alaskans, 7.5", and 9.5", as well as the Toklat, and it's by far the best pointing out of the group.

I differentiate here - the Toklat is NOT an Alaskan, as the Alaskan frame doesn't have the integral ring mounts, the Toklat does. The very initial run - I've heard less than a dozen documented specimen - were made from Alaskan frames, as such they had "Alaskan" etched in the frame, and did not have integral ring mounts. All of the new ones DO have the bases, and don't say "Alaskan".

Additionally, my first Toklat does not have the updated firing pin system, my newer Toklat does.
If it would be made with full shroud barrel i would be marching my butt to the gun store right now.
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