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Old 11-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Alright guys, i'm gonna be in the market for a large frame .44 magnum for deer hunting. I've narrowed my choice down to a Ruger Redhawk with a 7.5 inch barrel or a S&W 629 with a 6 inch barrel. I know both are excellent choices, just looking for some feedback, good or bad.

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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With the criteria you're setting forward, I would buy the Ruger. Longer barrel and a marginally stouter firearm for probably a slightly cheaper price. You're going to want the longer barrel for potentially longer shots. The 629 does have the potential to be a heirloom firearm but the 29 already holds that place and I don't know if there are room for both.

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super red hawk all day long unless you stumble into a dw 44. 2 buddies have the SRH's they deer hunt with, both with 512 eotecs on them, both are solid 3" 100 yard revolvers and no one can doubt the strength on a ruger srh. Triggers do smooth with use . Plus if you handload there are longer loads you can make or buy that are longer than anything a s&w can even fit in a chamber. I have dw's. As a plus they sell for less and are set up for optics. For ether you may want to size up a cross chest holster set up.

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They are both well built and reliable. Comes down to how they feel in your hand.

Personally I prefer the S&W, with a Pachmayr grip. I've owned and shot So many K and N frames down through the years that they just come to hand and shoot where I want them to with out conscious thought. The muscle memory is locked in, and I don't shoot as well with anything else.

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I've shot both and own one...

All things being equal, you really can't go wrong with either choice...

If it's between those specific two, go with the longer bbl...

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I love my 629. But I also have a Super Black Hawk. My Ruger has a much longer barrel. That is the one I use for hunting. But if my S&W had a 6 or 7 inch barrel I would hunt with it. It is a really good gun.

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why not an 8 and 3/8ths barrel?



If you reload and think you will ever be in Grizzly country, get the Ruger with a 6 inch or shorter barrel. If you are just hunting Mule deer, etc any of your two choices are fine. I prefer the trigger and less bulk of Smiths over Rugers.

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why not an 8 and 3/8ths barrel? If you reload and think you will ever be in Grizzly country, get the Ruger with a 6 inch or shorter barrel. If you are just hunting Mule deer, etc any of your two choices are fine. I prefer the trigger and less bulk of Smiths over Rugers.
Some people may not be able to handle 8+ inches........in a handgun.
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Some people may not be able to handle 8+ inches........in a handgun.
So....bet you can handle the eight inches.
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Some people may not be able to handle 8+ inches........in a handgun.
Yet they have no problem with the shorter ones???
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