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Old 02-27-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default Ruger super redhawk alaskan 44 mag

I have been looking at big bore revolvers and I really like these rugers, but I have never had a revolver, only semi-autos. Just wondering anyone's opinion on them

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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The Ruger RH is a rock solid platform. A little bulkier than a comparable Smith, but solid

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Oh I'm not worried about the bulk, I think it will be good for a sidearm for deer season in northern Michigan, never know when your gonna see a bear, cougar or wolf up. And I just wouldn't feel safe with a 9mm against that. Even tho it's all about shot placement and I have 15 rounds. Just want something with more energy to it.

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And thanks again for the info, I have gotten useful info from you before.

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If you are not worried about bulk I would consider a longer barrel which will increase your accuracy and decrease muzzle flip and flash. I live in Minnesota and for all the animals you mentioned a good .357 mag will do the trick. Try looking at the Ruger GP100 in 4" barrel.

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The .44 Mag is a great handgun caliber. You can fire 44 . Mags, .44 Specials, .44 Russians and .44 Shot shells. The .240 grs. .44 Mag is a stopper. I like a .44 with a longer barrel. You may want to check out the S&W 29 Classic 4".

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The Alaskans a tough reliable weapon...I'd like a Ruger Blackhawk Bisley Hunter, for Deer hunting and Bear protection. (Not my pic)

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Thanks for all the info so far, I am now torn between a 357 and 44 mag, there's just to many I want them all in all sizes and lengths but just can't decide on the hardest one to buy... The first one

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Thanks for all the info so far, I am now torn between a 357 and 44 mag, there's just to many I want them all in all sizes and lengths but just can't decide on the hardest one to buy... The first one
The .44mag is a great gun and certainly a "stopper"......no one would argue that. However if you are in Michigan you have black bears a .44mag will put the bear down but so will a .357mag. I would suggest you shoot both and see what you prefer. Both have "specials" ammo you can shoot out of them with .357 being a bit cheaper. You will be well armed whichever you choose. Just make sure you can shoot the gun accurately and hit your mark. A missed .44mag is not as good as a hit .22lr.
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The .44mag is a great gun and certainly a "stopper"......no one would argue that. However if you are in Michigan you have black bears a .44mag will put the bear down but so will a .357mag. I would suggest you shoot both and see what you prefer. Both have "specials" ammo you can shoot out of them with .357 being a bit cheaper. You will be well armed whichever you choose. Just make sure you can shoot the gun accurately and hit your mark. A missed .44mag is not as good as a hit .22lr.
Yes I agree with you, I should shoot both and what ever one I use better will be what I get and I know either round will take black bear down. Might need to go pigged if I ever go to alaska or something tho haha
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