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This is a discussion on 44 Magnum- Redhawk or Blackhawk? within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I have both a Super Redhawk and a Super Blackhawk Hunter in .44 Mag, And the Alaskan in .454 Casull, I would recomend the Super ...


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Old October 26th, 2019, 11:06 AM   #31
 
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I have both a Super Redhawk and a Super Blackhawk Hunter in .44 Mag, And the Alaskan in .454 Casull, I would recomend the Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum for your purpose.
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Old October 27th, 2019, 02:57 PM   #32
 
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I had the Redhawk in 44 mag and the way a typical double action is designed, it would dig into the web of my hand on recoil. No so with a western style single action. I traded it in for the Blschhawk Hunter I have now. Easier to clean, dissemble and maintain ss well. Love that gun.
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I love my Redhawk in 44 mag. I carry it in bear country but love it on the range too. I have Blackhawks, and enjoy them too but if using the same ammo load as my Redhawk I tend to get bitten went shooting single handed, weak side or strong. I have a Vaquero in 44 mag too but usually go 44 spy with it, which is very comfortable.
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I shoot IHMSA silhouettes (one-handed, Creedmoor position) with a stainless 10.5" SBH and the Uncle Mike's grip. The Ruger is much more accurate than I am with iron sights at 200 meters.
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Old November 2nd, 2019, 09:16 PM   #35
 
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Iím itching for a .44 magnum revolver. I have other revolvers, .357, .38, .22, in both single and double action. I would mostly be shooting from a sandbag on a bench at 25, 50 and 100 yards.

I donít know which to get. (Canít afford both )
My questions would be...
Have you had experience shooting a large BH? Or RH?
Experience shooting a large big bore S&W?
Have you shot large heavy big bore bullets at medium to high velocity?
Have you shot mostly off the bench, or standing/sitting with two hands?

As for me, I love the S&W, but I love the Rugers for hunting
and for shooting heavy loads.
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Iím itching for a .44 magnum revolver. I have other revolvers, .357, .38, .22, in both single and double action. I would mostly be shooting from a sandbag on a bench at 25, 50 and 100 yards.

I donít know which to get. (Canít afford both )
My questions would be...
Have you had experience shooting a large BH? Or RH?
Experience shooting a large big bore S&W?
Have you shot large heavy big bore bullets at medium to high velocity?
Have you shot mostly off the bench, or standing/sitting with two hands?

As for me, I love the S&W, but I love the Rugers for hunting
and for shooting heavy loads.

One thing I failed to mention.
Do you plan to scope your pistol, or shoot Iron Sights?
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I've had both, Super Redhawk, and Super Blackhawk. Both are fun ta shoot, an' work quite well fer huntin.'

That bein' said, I'm now a confirmed DA/SA revolver carrier an' user. I can shoot far more accurately, an' faster, double action, than I ever could single action...

I've always carried two handguns, of the same type an' caliber. The Super Redhawk, with Wolf Gun Spring kit, is a sweet shootin' piece o' work. Wish I still had 'em, but yuh know how things change or come up...

I heartily endorse the Ruger Super Redhawks... They're fine, fine revolvers...

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Who says you can only have either/or? I have a super redhawk, a OM super blackhawk three screw, and a NM super blackhawk, all in .44 mag.
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I've never shot a Super or regular Redhawk but love my 7.5 Super Blackhawk, it's accurate and I like the trigger.
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Iím itching for a .44 magnum revolver. I have other revolvers, .357, .38, .22, in both single and double action. I would mostly be shooting from a sandbag on a bench at 25, 50 and 100 yards.

I donít know which to get. (Canít afford both )
Back the OP's initial post and to the point.

44 Magnum

Benchrest shooting to from 25 to 100 yards

Choosing between Redhawk and Super Blackhawk

Sounds like a 10.5" Super Blackhawk to me.

ditto1958, did you ever pull the trigger (ha) on anything?
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I'm with Waveform, what did you end up deciding to do? Curious minds want to know.

I know what I should've done. I was pondering on a getting back in the 44mag game for months. I'd sold my last 44mag about a year ago but I had a bunch of ammo sitting around that needed to get shot. What's a gun nut to do but buy a gun to shoot up the ammo, right?

Any way, I couldn't decide whether or not I really needed another gun. About the time I decided I did need another gun I saw a 7.5" Redhawk at Buds. Good price. Perfect match to my 7.5" 45 Colt Redhawk. It was one of the older non barrel shroud guns (which I prefer). Well, I pondered too long. I should've bought it when I first saw it but I wavered and put the idea on the back burner. When I finally did decide to go ahead and buy it they were sold out. Now I can't find one any where. Figures.
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When I finally did decide to go ahead and buy it they were sold out. Now I can't find one any where. Figures.
Yep. I know the feeling. Been there done that. A year or two ago I told my wife from on, if I find a revolver that is on my bucket list, I'll buy it then and there (if price is in normal range of course for the revolver in question). So the last Ruger I bought, I jumped on when one of the forum members said he had a NIB blued fixed sighted 5 1/2" ROA. No vacillating, just PMed and deal was made. Shoots good too. Right now, there is nothing on the bucket list as I've got my set of perfect pack'n revolvers. Not that I might pick up something down the road, just nothing on the radar....

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I'm with Waveform, what did you end up deciding to do?
+1. (Hope it was the SBH ) .

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I switched from a Redhawk 44 to the Blackhawk 44 because the Redhawk was killing the web of my strong hand. The Blackhawk is far more comfortable for me to shoot. Both are fine revolvers.
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...I did have one of my SBH drilled and tapped which violates the warranty...
I didn't see this thread until just now, but for everyone's information, Ruger does not have a written warranty or warranty terms. So there is no way to "violate" the warranty on a Ruger firearm.
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I've owned both and next 44 will be a 29 or 629. The Super Blackhawk(NM) was more accurate than the 5-1/2" or 7-1/2" Redhawk. All 3 were good guns.
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