While my hunting experience with it is very limited,I have a 1980 - 500 series Redhawk. Over the 30 years I have used it I have never failed to be impressed every time I pick it up.
The Redhawk never misses, the man behind it is not any better than he needs to be but the gun has been flawless.
A sign of my age perhaps but I do not care for scopes on handguns,If you
need a scope you may as well take a light rifle.