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Old March 14th, 2019, 06:56 PM   #31
 
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I would have to go with my Bisley Blackhawk Convertible in 45 Colt/45ACP.

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Old March 14th, 2019, 07:40 PM   #32
 
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SBH 44mag. Fun, Fun.
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FYI folks "big bore"=40+ caliber, OP why not get a SRH in 480 Ruger.
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I would have to go with my Bisley Blackhawk Convertible in 45 Colt/45ACP.

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The Bisley Blackhawk Convertible, in 45 Colt/45ACP, is my favorite Ruger SA big bore as well.
Factory 45Colt ammo is pricey (cheapest I have seen locally is S&B at $36.00 a 50rd box of 255grn lrn) The ability to swap cylinders and shoot 45 ACP amounts to a HUGE savings. (roughly, a third of the the cost of 45Colt.) Shooting 45ACP is still very accurate and quite fun.

The Redhawk 4.2 inch barrel 45Colt is my favorite Ruger DA big bore revolver.
I agree with Rest chief, its a powerful, packable, and fast handling revolver, for sure.

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Sir, where did you buy the grip and how much? Might look good on my blued 4.2 inch standard GP. Great gun and shooting btw!!
Grip is factory ... this was one of the Lipsey’s run. I don’t think those specific grips are available anywhere.
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My GP100 .357 is 30 years old and I have not had one bit of trouble with it. Also a good feature is being able to target shoot .38 Special ammo.
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I'd keep my 454 Redhawk.

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My GP100 .357 is 30 years old and I have not had one bit of trouble with it. Also a good feature is being able to target shoot .38 Special ammo.
After seeing this chart, and checking out the prices of the big bore magnums re emphasizes the fact that I cannot afford to buy these revolvers let alone feed it. If I am going to buy one most likely its just going to be a safe queen. For practicality though I would rather invest on a SW TRR8/or Redhawk 8 shot 357 if Commifornia eventually bans all Semi autos. For now im enjoying what you guys and gals own.
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I'd keep my 454 Redhawk.

Wow this one is very unique, I thouht the 454 only came in the Super Redhawk(the extended barrel looking like a tube) or the Snubby.
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After seeing this chart, and checking out the prices of the big bore magnums re emphasizes the fact that I cannot afford to buy these revolvers let alone feed it. If I am going to buy one most likely its just going to be a safe queen. For practicality though I would rather invest on a SW TRR8/or Redhawk 8 shot 357 if Commifornia eventually bans all Semi autos. For now im enjoying what you guys and gals own.
I like the Redhawk 8 shot 357 too! Maybe someday.
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After seeing this chart, and checking out the prices of the big bore magnums re emphasizes the fact that I cannot afford to buy these revolvers let alone feed it. If I am going to buy one most likely its just going to be a safe queen. For practicality though I would rather invest on a SW TRR8/or Redhawk 8 shot 357 if Commifornia eventually bans all Semi autos. For now im enjoying what you guys and gals own.
I like the Redhawk 8 shot 357 too! Maybe someday.
I just wish they have a full underlug making it look like more an oversized GP 100 or a 8 round 357 Super Redhawk if ever they made one.
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FYI folks "big bore"=40+ caliber, OP why not get a SRH in 480 Ruger.
Sir does this mean the 40sw and 10mm are considered big bore cartrdiges?
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After seeing this chart, and checking out the prices of the big bore magnums re emphasizes the fact that I cannot afford to buy these revolvers let alone feed it. If I am going to buy one most likely its just going to be a safe queen. For practicality though I would rather invest on a SW TRR8/or Redhawk 8 shot 357 if Commifornia eventually bans all Semi autos. For now im enjoying what you guys and gals own.
I am sorry, I can't make out what is on the chart.
Reloading prices/ammo prices?? Gun prices??

As far as the 8 shot 357 mag Redhawk goes, its a very nice piece.
Mine is quite accurate, has nice fit and finish, and just soaks up the recoil of hot 357 mag loads. Easy to shoot rapid fire and/or get fast, effective follow up shots.

I have #5059 357 mag, with a 4.2 inch barrel.
I bought it to match my #5027 45Colt, also with a 4.2 inch barrel.

I replaced the Hogue grips on the #5027 w/ wood, so now both the revolvers feel and handle the SAME. (Something that is very important to me, but probably a topic for another thread)

They even share the same leather. That, in itself, can mean BIG savings. Not so much when comparing nylon/plastic holsters, but VERY noticeable when you step up to a quality leather holster. Even more so, on the custom end.

As good as the #5059(357mag) is, I still prefer the #5027(45Colt).
45Colt can be dowloaded to near 38 spl levels or uploaded to near top end 44 mag levels, or loaded to any level in between.
IMHO, the 45Colt is just a more versatile caliber.

Good luck w/your choice.

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The .357 Redhawk is a great revolver. But depending on what you want (8 rounds is nice) the GP100 is a lot less bulky to shoot and responds a lot better to trigger work (meaning springs). I use to have a Redhawk in .357, much prefer the GP100. Big bores are also nice, any of them. I own the Redhawk in 44 Mag. it does not bother me to shoot it with that size of revolver. Mine is the Hunter model. But Bigger bore's are also not as fun to shoot. Yes you get the rush when you fire them but after a few rounds the rush is over and then you are just torturing yourself. I would so much enjoy shooting with a revolver that does not punish you. But I am older, when younger I did not seem to mind the abuse quite as much. But even then the 44 Mag on down was a lot more fun.
Just some things to think about.

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IMHO,the two best big bore,double action Ruger revolvers are the GP100,3" bbl. 44 Spl. and the Alaskan in 44 Mag.These two will do anything that you want. The GP100 just feels terrific and shoots 44 Spl. like a 38 Spl. The Alaskan makes hot 44 Mag. easy to shoot.
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