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 Post subject: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:56 pm 
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I have a chance to pick one of these up. Anyone here shooting one?
I'd like some feedback. I'm thinking good medicine for east Tx hogs.
Thanks.
Beruisis

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:02 pm 
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I really like mine. The Redhawk 4" is one of my favorite guns. Right ammo and it should play heck with oinkers. I prefer the Pachmayer grip to the Hogue it comes with.

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Will kick a lot.
But you can load down 44 mag or use 44 spcl.
Packmayr presentation is great for large hands.

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Great gun.

I have one in 5 1/2" that is perfect medicine for porkers. Takes the "oink" right out of em.


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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:32 pm 
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98Redline wrote:
Great gun.

I have one in 5 1/2" that is perfect medicine for porkers. Takes the "oink" right out of em.

..and puts them right on the barbeque grill. lol

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:46 pm 
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I would prefer the 5.5" tube.
I have three 45 ACP/AR revolvers in 5" or 5.5" that I enjoy.
But looking for a bit more power.
Do they still make the 5.5 barrel length?
Beruisis

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:03 pm 
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My 4 inch is now my favorite 44. I even like it better than the 91/2". If your worried about a a handful of recoil you should not even be considering a 44.

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:22 pm 
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Just make sure the barrel is screwed on straight.
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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:36 pm 
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I love my RH and my SRH. Great revolvers. Have fun!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:45 pm 
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No the 5 1/2" Redhawk is no longer made, however there are a number of them available on Armslist and Gunbroker.

As I recall, a couple were reasonably priced given the current madness.

The Redhawk is pretty much built like a tank, there is not much that you can do to hurt them. A used one may have some scuffs and marks, but most can be taken out with a gray Scotchbrite pad and some elbow grease.


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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:24 pm 
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98Redline wrote:
No the 5 1/2" Redhawk is no longer made, however there are a number of them available on Armslist and Gunbroker.

As I recall, a couple were reasonably priced given the current madness.

The Redhawk is pretty much built like a tank, there is not much that you can do to hurt them. A used one may have some scuffs and marks, but most can be taken out with a gray Scotchbrite pad and some elbow grease.


I concur, I love my .44 5&1/2" Redhawk but, I've read on the net about the current 4"ers having their barrels screwed in askew?
Steve


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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Beruisis wrote:
I would prefer the 5.5" tube.
I have three 45 ACP/AR revolvers in 5" or 5.5" that I enjoy.
But looking for a bit more power.
Do they still make the 5.5 barrel length?
Beruisis


KRH-445 5004 44 Rem Mag Hardwood 5.50"

Still in the catalog, but they are produced in infrequent batches. No idea when you might see a "new" one. Plenty of used ones around though.

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:22 pm 
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My 4" started as a 7 1/2" and I cut it down.It was super accurate and I liked the balance of it better as a 4",not to mention the way it packed,didn't drag on the truck seat etc.Barrel length is mostly a matter of personal preference though.Get the one that you like.Mine took deer out to almost 100 yds,always plowing clean through.The Redhawks and Super Redhawks are very strong revolvers.


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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 5:15 am 
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I have one. I replaced the Hogues with OEM wood grips. I carry it as back up when muzzleloader hunting or when I'm hiking in hog country. It is a heavy gun. The load I use is a 310grain FP at 1050 FPS. The weight makes these loads real tolerable.

As a backup the 4" is, IMO the best bet. If it is what you are hunting with the 7.5" is probably a better choice.

Not long ago I purchased a Ruger 45 cal convertable. I actually like it better.

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 Post subject: Re: 4" Redhawk 44 magnum
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:18 pm 
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I have a 4" 44 and a 45 Colt. Mine has the factory Hogues which are a little big for my short fingers. . Handles full-house loads easily and more accurate than me anyday. Definitely a good length for totin'.

Get it and enjoy, :wink:

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