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Old November 3rd, 2019, 08:28 PM   #1
 
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Just got a SS Redhawk .44 Mag with 7.5” barrel. Any thoughts, what to look for?



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Old November 3rd, 2019, 09:13 PM   #2
 
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Years ago I bought a 7.5" stainless Super Redhawk in 44Magnum. I put a scope on it and it was, simply put, an awesome firearm. I've missed it ever since trading it away. I suspect you'll love your as well.
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Awesome handgun! Mine is an early blued one. I put a Leupold 2x scope on it.
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Look for the perfect sight picture and expect to hit where you aim.
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Find the grips that fit your hands and it will be fun, accurate, and comfortable. Expect to spend a good bit on ammo. Reloading makes a lot of sense.
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Years ago I had a New Vaquero. How does the Redhawk compare?
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Years ago I had a New Vaquero. How does the Redhawk compare?
Like apples and oranges. Both great, but totally different.
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look for any game animal under 600 lbs or so with in 100 yards and you can harveest it.
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look for any game animal under 600 lbs or so with in 100 yards and you can harveest it.
Need to find a good deer lease now
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I have the same revolver, and was having trouble shooting it with the small grips. While at the Wanenmacher show in Tulsa last year I stumbled on a pair of NOS Herrett grips for it.

I put those on, now I can grab of that big revolver, and actually shoot it without being afraid it's going to fly out if my hands.
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Some really good suggestions and comments here!
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Just got a SS Redhawk .44 Mag with 7.5” barrel. Any thoughts, what to look for?
Ammo , ear protection and a shooting range !
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Ammo , ear protection and a shooting range !
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and a lot of ammo
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I have the same gun in the 5.5 inch barrel. Also have a SW model 29 4 inch and the excellent little Rossi 5 shot with the 2.5 inch barrel. Here is what I know, if you wear that gun on your belt, either strong side or cross carry......it will pull your pants down to your knees. I now carry in a shoulder rig. If you scope it you will need the bigger cross chest carry rig so plan for that and enjoy.
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Mine is a model #5001, so no scope for me. Popped on a front green pipe sight and a Hogue Monogrip—more comfortable than wood grips for me. Eats everything fed without issue. At 54 oz., recoil is negligible and feels more solid than my lighter (37 oz.) S&W M69...though carry is a different story.
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