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Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk #210332 04/02/2021 12:54 PM
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I would love to say that i've used my excess free time since the site was down to get out and do a lot of shooting, but sadly that wasn't the case.

I did make some progress on the Round-Butt redhawk in 45 colt/acp earlier i picked up last fall. It had a nasty habit of really digging into the side of my thumb with +p colt loads. I put a Hogue grip on it that seems to have completely fixed the problem. The wood grips were beautiful, but at this point I prefer a gun I can shoot. For not having shot it much, it was grouping nicely for me at 25 yards.

I also swapped out the sights to Illuminated light tubes and like the results with that. I've got to spend some time in the reloading room so I can get it out on a regular basis this summer.

Re: Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk [Re: karl] #210340 04/03/2021 7:42 PM
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one of the great hunting revolvers


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Re: Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk [Re: jamesfromjersey] #210360 04/06/2021 3:43 AM
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karl,
i have a 4.25" redhawk in 44 mag lipsey model -yep feel your pain with the factory grips. shot several hundred rounds through it before switching to pachmeyer grips- totally tamed the recoil- mine will shoot lights out with both jacketed and hard cast lead as long as i do my part, i put a burris FF3 on mine cause the eyes told me to.
good luck with yours


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Re: Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk [Re: gunslingerdad] #210363 04/06/2021 2:04 PM
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It is a nice little package that is fun to shoot. I want to get this out hunting this fall, preferably with iron sights if possible. Unfortunately aging eyes and coke bottle glasses don't help the cause there. Now if I can just find some more reloading components. We've got a stand that we moved into some heavy cover on a deer highway...

Re: Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk [Re: karl] #210372 04/07/2021 4:45 PM
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Karl, what components are you looking for ? PM me I might be able to help you out with small quantities.


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Re: Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk [Re: gunslingerdad] #210373 04/07/2021 4:56 PM
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I am looking for some (2-3 boxes) of the 225gn barnes XPB bullets. I've got everything else including some XTPs for summer practice. I may have to bite the bullet and buy some of the Buffalo Bore loads (they are available) if I want to make this work this fall.

Re: Ruger Round-Butt Redhawk [Re: karl] #210380 04/08/2021 2:24 AM
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cant help you with any xpb's


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