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Old November 7th, 2019, 08:41 PM   #16
 
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I have that same gun. What I looked for was deer. With success I might add. I put Pachmayrs and a Leupold on it. I also picked up a set of dies and load and shoot everything from light .44 Specials to Ruger only .44Mag. I bought the gun new way back when and have probably saved thousands of dollars loading my own over the years with as much as I've shot it. Far and away my favorite hand gun.



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All good and accurate comments. I have two with 5.5” barrels, one in SS and the other blue. What I like best is the fact that you can shoot any load and it loves it. I admit, some of the Buffalo Bore ammo hurts a little but the RH loves it. Oh, and my SS has the smoothest trigger of any of my other revolvers, Smith, Taurus, Colt, doesn’t matter, this one has them beat! Enjoy!
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Just got a SS Redhawk .44 Mag with 7.5” barrel. Any thoughts, what to look for?
I have the same pistol. It's a 1970's model. I had the receiver drilled to mount a scope base and have Leupold Red dot mounted on it. I had that mounted several years ago after I had to let a monster buck walk at less than 10 yards just prior to full daylight because I couldn't see the iron sights. It works great. I shot a buck at 80 yards steadying off a dead fall.
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Awesome handgun! Mine is an early blued one. I put a Leupold 2x scope on it.
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I have had a couple of Ruger Red Hawks. Fantastic pistols.
My current is a 5.5" .44 mag. I picked it up in a local pawn/gun shop.
I shoot it Iron Sights. I am partial to the 5" barrel for field use.
I settled on the 5.5" for woods walking.

My .44s have taken multiple Deer, Hogs, a hundred or more Snakes,
and one Elk. The big secret is to always have one handy.
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I also concur in the suggestion of changing grips for the RH. For me, at least, the factory grips were way too small. They have been replaced with target sized wooden grips:



I also installed a FO front sight which, for me, improved the sight picture.

Finally, I had the factory trigger/hammer spring changed to a slightly lighter spring that delivers a clean trigger break at 4 pounds.

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^^^^ Thanks for the compliment, ifithitu!

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