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Ruger Super Redhawk 10mm

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I picked up this gem. This will be my 1st scoped handgun. 10mm with a 6.5 inch barrel. It came with 13 moon clips. Here it is with a comparison with my snub nose 357.
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Hell yeah brother!
That's American as [email protected]#k!
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Well that looks like fun. Congratulations
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I picked up this gem. This will be my 1st scoped handgun. 10mm with a 6.5 inch barrel. It came with 13 moon clips. Here it is with a comparison with my snub nose 357. View attachment 136677 View attachment 136678 View attachment 136679
Great gun! You are going to love it!
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Nice pick. That would be a lot of fun on hogs.
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Yes, more power. Ruger's built like a tank!
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Super Redhawk is BUILT.
10mm ROCKS.
Prepare to be amazed with the accuracy. Even before the scope.
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Chris you going with a regular scope or Holosun type optic?
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Ok, because I know exactly 2 things about scoping a pistol jack and shit, and Jack just left left town. I started with a cheap a BSA scope.
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Once I get it figured out I think I'll move on to a Luepold XVP3. I am more than open to suggestions though. Like I said, I have no idea what I'm doing here.
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Chris, nice score, and excellent hog medicine. I've shot beaucoup hogs in N. CA with my Smith .44's with dogs back in the 70's. That SRH will last longer than both of us, and should be badass in 10mm for that purpose. Personally I'd mount a Leupold 2X or 4X handgun scope, or possibly an optic like the Holosun. It depends on the local conditions where you'll shoot of course, and some magnification is nice if the range extends out past 75 yards where you'll hunt 'em.

Completely meaningless to this conversation, but my last scope on a revolver still is on my Smith M648 in 22WMR that I use out the truck window for grass rats and rock chucks, sometimes an unlucky coyote. It has made this 6" 22WMR effective out to 162 yards.....so far.



Not sure how old you are, but if you're into 'geezerhood', adding any kind of optic to that Ruger will really make a difference in terms of both success and enjoyment. When you get her dialed, be sure to post it up for us.
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I have no insight about what would be best. I would be taking Rick鈥檚 advice. Never had a revolver with a scope. Just used iron sights back in the old days when I was hunting.
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I鈥檇 probably go with a scope on a revolver. A little magnification never hurts and they look good on a revolver.
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Nice. I have the 454 Redhawk Alaskan. No scope since it's the snub. I bought it used from an older guy who told me it was his bear gun but due to his health he was done with camping and hunting. It was pristeen and not shot much like most big bore wheel guns. I was advised to not buy it even though the asking price was the bargain of the century. People said I would never shoot it. They were right. But I still like it. Quite literally a hand cannon. I have one other Ruger wheel gun in 357. Solidly made, no nonsense revolvers. I don't shoot that one much either but I like having both of them.

I do a lot of hiking. Mostly day trips and often on some difficult and remote mountain trails. I carry a Glock 20 as my 10mm bear repellent. It's super reliable and the capacity is nice to have. On the other hand, a large bore revolver is fine for addressing an angry bear. If anyone needs more than six rounds of 10mm (or 460 or 454) then maybe it's a good idea to only camp in the back yard. :)
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Agree with RLDD above.
We have bears and cougars, which seem to be more an issue in recent years than bears around here. I've been stalked at least twice (that I'm aware of) by cougars while out elk hunting in the black timber. Elk love those hidy-hides, so of course the cats do too. Nothing worse than getting that 'tingly' feeling in the deep woods, turn around and come face-to-face with a cat intent on having you for his next meal. Scary indeed.

So around these parts, I never, ever hit the woods or high desert without some kind of critter repellent, and the larger the bore, the better feeling of security it gives. For me, that's a .44 Mag in either rifle/carbine or revolver, as I've got multiple specimens of both on hand.

A local newspaper article not too long ago:



A friends experience bolsters the need for an adequate form of protection when cruising the timber or desert here (bogus date stamp):



So the OP, load that Ruger properly, always have it with you, and make sure your head in on a swivel.
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...beautiful revolver; much more caliber that I would ever want or need... ...I'll stick with .45 ACP or .45 Colt (not Cowboy Action Loads)
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Summers in Maine, I saw a lot of bears and moose. Not too many people die from a moose attack but they are injured all the time. It's way more common than bear attacks. No big cats in Maine or anywhere in the northeast that I am aware of.

Now that I am in north central NC, there are fewer bears than I expected. I have yet to encounter one on a trail. Lots of deer though. A good sized buck can kill you if it decides to, so I'm always ready. But the odds are staggering that it will happen. You are much more likely to be killed by a drunk deer hunter. :)
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Summers in Maine, I saw a lot of bears and moose. Not too many people die from a moose attack but they are injured all the time. It's way more common than bear attacks. No big cats in Maine or anywhere in the northeast that I am aware of.

Now that I am in north central NC, there are fewer bears than I expected. I have yet to encounter one on a trail. Lots of deer though. A good sized buck can kill you if it decides to, so I'm always ready. But the odds are staggering that it will happen. You are much more likely to be killed by a drunk deer hunter. :)
I spent my senior year and graduated high school in Boone NC.
I spent a good amount of time on and off the AT.
I never saw a bear either, but they are there.

I would be more worried about Moose in Maine than a Bear. A pissed off Moose is no joke and will stomp you out.

Down here in south Ga, wild hogs are a real concern.
They aren't like those little 200lb Texas piggies. They get north of 700 lbs here and a mad sow will eat you if she thinks you are a threat to her piglets.
I spent some time clinging to a tree branch once, and Now I keep a handgun with me every time I'm in the woods.
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I went hog hunting near Abilene, TX. It was a fun weekend. But not much of a challenge. Very organized. Not really hunting. I did have some fun with a AR 10 I customized just for hog hunting at night. The food was awesome. Cold beer and good booze after the hunt.

Roger that on a moose. They are big and mean as shit. When I was 13 or so I had a chance encounter with a big bull at the family cabin (cottage) near Skowhegan. Mating season, probably females around. I didnt know any better. He started making those wierd sounds like a lion's roar and snorting then charged me. I never ran so fast in my life. I ducked into a nearby groove of pine trees that were so close together I could dodge him. The chase didnt last long. He made his point and left. Scared the shit out of me.

I'm not that far from Boone. I know where it is but never been there. Hour and half drive from my shack in the sticks near Mt. Airy. I have done some hiking in the Cherokee Nat'l Park.
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I went hog hunting near Abilene, TX. It was a fun weekend. But not much of a challenge. Very organized. Not really hunting. I did have some fun with a AR 10 I customized just for hog hunting at night. The food was awesome. Cold beer and good booze after the hunt.

Roger that on a moose. They are big and mean as shit. When I was 13 or so I had a chance encounter with a big bull at the family cabin (cottage) near Skowhegan. Mating season, probably females around. I didnt know any better. He started making those wierd sounds like a lion's roar and snorting then charged me. I never ran so fast in my life. I ducked into a nearby groove of pine trees that were so close together I could dodge him. The chase didnt last long. He made his point and left. Scared the shit out of me.

I'm not that far from Boone. I know where it is but never been there. Hour and half drive from my shack in the sticks near Mt. Airy. I have done some hiking in the Cherokee Nat'l Park.
We shoot hogs on sight.
They are dangerous invasive pests that cause millions in crop damage every year, and destroy the land and ecosystems.
I talk alot of shit about my truck gun and defense scenarios, but the main reason I keep it there is to shoot hogs when I'm traveling the back roads.
We aren't really supposed to shoot or "Hunt" from a truck, but I may or may not have shot two hogs standing in the back of a Game Warden's truck using the cab as a rest.
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We hate wild hogs here, and everyone recognizes the problem. You can't control them with recreational hunting. We exterminate them with extreme prejudice.
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