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Old 04-06-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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I got my check for my pickup being totalled. Obviously, I have to go out and buy a new 44 mag to go with all the reloading stuff I got at a yard sale. Any Suggestions? I want to get a 4 inch. And stay under a grand.

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:13 AM   #2
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Ruger Redhawk or a S&W Mpdel 29/629. You can't go wrong with either. I think the redhawk can be had in 4 inch, but I'm not certain. If you don't mind used, look for a S&W model 29/629. I prefer the action on the Smith over the Redhawk. Of course, if you run out of ammunition, you can beat a bear senseless with a Redhawk.

You can buy a new S&W 4" Mountain Gun Classic for your price range as well. I don't know if you care about the internal lock or not. The Mountain Gun is a sweet revolver.

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Got an extra set of 44 dies? I'm trying to feed my 629...pricey!

I'll echo CA357 here but I'm partial to S&W revolvers, especially the older ones. If I were you, I'd be looking for a 29/629, a Black/Redhawk would be a close second. Nothing wrong with the Rugers, I just have a thing for the Smiths and their sweet triggers.

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Default S&W 629 Mountain

Speaking of the 629, here's mine! I call her BEAR MEDICINE because I bought her after a female black w/two cub's cause me to nearly SHAT myself while fishing YAKITAT Alaska years back with my dad.

She's got the internal lock which I'm not fond of but in 6 years I've never had a problem with it. I paid around $700 back in 04. They have increased some but I'm sure you could still get one within your budget. I like the Redhawk too but I looked at just about every 44 Mag on the market before buying the Smith and I don't think anyones DA trigger pull compares to the Smith 29/629.

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Redhawk makes a nice 4" model.

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Nothing wrong with the Rugers, I just have a thing for the Smiths and their sweet triggers.
I'm the same way and I think many of shooters are. . . The Smiths have the cosmetic beauty and smoother action in conjunction with a special charm that cannot be explained, but that charm (and beauty ) usually results in a little more "gentle care" taken by the shooter, to say the least.

The Rugers, on the other hand, can be hauled in the truck, through the woods, desert and to the range during inclement weather times and other "rougher" situations with out that guilty nagging feeling that results from using (and wanting to) your tool, but also caring for the preservation and condition of it.

You can't go wrong with either. (but don't go anywhere else ) Both Smith and Ruger make outstanding revolvers and you will know which will currently serve your needs. . . Then as soon as you wreck another pickup. . . get the other one! ! !
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I feel inspired to crash!!

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FWIW, I had a S&W model 29 Mountain Gun "Classic" with the 4" barrel it was a new model with the internal lock. It was fine, but I sold it because of a cash crunch. I also had a model 629. (I can't remember the dash number) It was an older model with a 6.5" factory ported barrel. It was by far one of my favorite revolvers ever and I miss it badly.

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Go see Jimmy at A Pawn for either. I'm a Ruger fan myself, but that's mostly because of the $$$ issue, I'm a bit of a cheapskate. I'd buy the Ruger, spend $12 on a Wolff spring kit, and spend some time with a fine grit stone.

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I have to run with the Ruger crowd here. The Redhawk .44 mag is the only revolver that ever scared the sh*t outta me when I fired it.

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