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Hunting revolver help #159078 05/18/2015 3:21 PM
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I posted a thread on a tc contender vs s&w 460 and I have decided I want a revolver over the contender at this time. I currently have a ruger RedHawk in 44 mag that I shoot iron sights but I want another revolver to put a scope on for deer and hogs out to 150. What gun and caliber for some reason I think I need more than a 44 mag but still uncertain as I read an article on how a 44 and a 460 can do about the same as far as some loads go and using half the amount of powder in a 44. So I need to know what caliber yall recommend and what gun (freedom arms out of my price range) i apologize for posting so much trying to get insight I just want to make the right choice as far as caliber and gun from more experienced handgun hunters. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: eastex] #159080 05/18/2015 5:38 PM
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 Originally Posted By: eastex
I want another revolver to put a scope on for deer and hogs out to 150.


The Super RedHawk in 454 would be perfect for this application. Have fun deciding!

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: Darrell H] #159081 05/18/2015 5:49 PM
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Why not try scoping your 44 first? I don't know the effective range of a 44 Magnum on medium game, but I bet you could at least push 100 yards with the right bullet.


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: Darrell H] #159082 05/18/2015 5:50 PM
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You don't need more than a 44 out o 150, but there is nothing wrong with having more.
I have a Super Redhawk in 44 Mag. I am going to move, because I want a Redhawk in 44 Mag or 45LC.
It comes with rings and an action job.


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: eastex] #159083 05/18/2015 5:51 PM
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The 44 will get to 150 but it will have a good bit of drop to account for.


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: s4s4u] #159086 05/18/2015 8:14 PM
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The RSRH with reach right out with 9 1/2" barrel and 260/300 grain loads in 454.My 9 1/2" in 44 with 2X leupold will take deer at 150 yards but on bear I keep under 75 yards.


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: Chance Weldon] #159088 05/18/2015 9:01 PM
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 Originally Posted By: TN Lone Wolf
Why not try scoping your 44 first? I don't know the effective range of a 44 Magnum on medium game, but I bet you could at least push 100 yards with the right bullet.


I like carrying this open sight gun while bow hunting and I enjoy shooting it open sight plus my gun isnt tapped to take rings which I'm sure that isn't much of a big deal. Mainly just want another gun
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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: eastex] #159090 05/18/2015 9:05 PM
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I'm thinking I am going to find a load for my 44 that I can shoot out to say 75 yards open sight and maybe look into a 454 I was wanting a 460 just unsure how enjoyable it would be to shoot?

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: eastex] #159091 05/18/2015 9:14 PM
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I am thinking as others have said a 454 9.5" . I appreciate all the input!

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At least the 454 will fit in a "normal" sized revolver ;-)


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: s4s4u] #159093 05/18/2015 11:30 PM
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I have a Ruger SuperRed .454, 7 1/2" barrel. With the Ruger rings, it's the most versatile revolver I have. The 7 1/2" carries a little better than the 9". I've done deer out to 150+ with it. I never regretted getting it.

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 Originally Posted By: s4s4u
At least the 454 will fit in a "normal" sized revolver ;-)


But it doesn't come with a wheel barrel!
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I think all advise was good. I longed for a .454 for many years. When finances allowed I bought a .460. I still wanted the .454 so I purchased a super redhawk. Now I only have the Ruger. I guess I am saying you got to make yourself happy. Get the one you want

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: csherrill] #159106 05/19/2015 9:36 AM
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Eastex,
I would really try to test drive a 454 before deciding. Many find it harder to shoot full loads as it is quite torquey. But I also know that you will always second guess yourself if you don't try the 454. That is what you really wanted in the first place. Hope you are happy with whatever you decide on.

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To add to my earlier post. I honestly rarely shoot the .454 above .44 power levels but it's available if I want it. Notice I said want not need. I don't need a .454 in TN.

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: csherrill] #159118 05/19/2015 11:02 PM
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The 454 is sooooo easy to download and factory ammo comes in about 4 levels at that and not including 45 colt
Loads

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: tradmark] #159119 05/19/2015 11:32 PM
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Thanks for all the great advice I forgot to say when I was 18 I had my dad buy me a 454 in super RedHawk and I got hard up for money not long after and sold it and I wish I never did!

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: eastex] #159186 05/22/2015 10:50 PM
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 Originally Posted By: eastex
I posted a thread on a tc contender vs s&w 460 and I have decided I want a revolver over the contender at this time. I currently have a ruger RedHawk in 44 mag that I shoot iron sights but I want another revolver to put a scope on for deer and hogs out to 150. What gun and caliber for some reason I think I need more than a 44 mag but still uncertain as I read an article on how a 44 and a 460 can do about the same as far as some loads go and using half the amount of powder in a 44. So I need to know what caliber yall recommend and what gun (freedom arms out of my price range) i apologize for posting so much trying to get insight I just want to make the right choice as far as caliber and gun from more experienced handgun hunters. Thanks for any help!


I know what you need,,,, Marlin guide gun,45/70. And just a little more than 1/2 price of a ruger .454. Unreal.
You can go from mild to wild with this cartridge too. Kill elephants and anything else on the planet. Yes, I have one.

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: TGC] #159188 05/22/2015 11:17 PM
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 Quote:
Marlin guide gun,45/70


Handgun?


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: s4s4u] #159189 05/22/2015 11:28 PM
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 Originally Posted By: s4s4u
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Marlin guide gun,45/70


Handgun?


That's a lever action rifle.


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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: Chance Weldon] #159192 05/23/2015 12:11 AM
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 Originally Posted By: TN Lone Wolf
 Originally Posted By: s4s4u
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Marlin guide gun,45/70


Handgun?


That's a lever action rifle.


Right? But, I thought this thread was about a member asking about hunting revolvers.



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Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: s4s4u] #159226 05/23/2015 9:14 PM
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You're all correct. Lever gun. He's got a 7.5 inch redhawk .44.

Whatever you decide to to do eastex, gitt'er done before hillary takes office
\:\)


Good luck to you.

Re: Hunting revolver help [Re: s4s4u] #159322 05/26/2015 4:45 AM
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You can't go wrong with an X Frame in .460

However...you may look hard at a freedom arms model 83. My model 83 shoots 1.5" at 125 yards. Crazy accurate revolvers..expensive but worth it.


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