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Old 03-09-2019, 05:43 PM   #1
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Super Redhawk Alaskan .44 Mag

At the WNC Ag center’s gun and knife show today and found a Redhawk at a steal of a price. I’d been looking for a wheely gun for a while for camping and such. My Kimber 1911 45 acp and micro 380 are my range guns and edc’s. But, I had to... hadn’t fired it yet... has anyone owned or fired one?
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:08 PM   #2
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I've had a Red Hawk 7" w/ scope. It was a decent shooter. My old Black Hawk same length also with a scope could out shoot it so the Red Hawk got sold. In hind sight it was likely just the trigger, the BH has some miles on her and RH was out of the box. The 44 is a powerful and accurate round you'll enjoy it. Wear ear protection, lol.
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It is heavy even with the short barrel but is built like a tank, full magnum should not be a problem. If I ran across a deal I would buy it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:47 AM   #4
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My backpack gun is a Super Blackhawk with a 5 1/2 barrel in stainless. I've had it for 25 years or so, perfect for hikes off the beaten path. As has been said wear ear protection, I actually use in ear foam as well as my normal set when shooting .44 magnum and it's still loud.
Buffalo Bore has some great +P and +P+ ammo options if you're actually going to be in Grizzly country. They also have some nice options for home defense in .44 special. You don't hear much about the ancient .44 special but it's a great round for the range or again home defense.
Congratulations on a great get :-)
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:17 AM   #5
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Congrats, that's a perfect packin' pistol for the outback where large things that might eat you roam about.

My personal choice for the same purpose is an un-cataloged item from S&W, a M29 Classic 3" full-lug w/unfluted cylinder that rides in an El Paso pancake rig.

I've taken three deer with it, all with the Keith 250gr hardcast SWC over 20.0grs of 2400. Close to the original Elmer Keith load that made the .44 Magnum what it is today.

This is good stuff!
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I have the 7 1/2" barrel and I love this gun. Like someone said they are built like tanks. I have a 17 year old that likes to shoot this gun also.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:24 PM   #7
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I like the blackhawk. The DA type frame can get rough on the web between thumb and first finger if you shoot it a lot. The blackhawk (mine at least) will flip up without giving me a blue hand after 50+ rounds...

That said, a good crisp trigger is always step one toward accuracy. My blackhawk's trigger is just as good as my Smith 629, which is very good indeed.
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