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MikeGolf

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Which hand cannon?
« on: October 17, 2008, 01:34:16 am »
Im looking for a good hand cannon. Im looking into the Ruger Super Redhawk chambered for .454CASULL with the 7 1/2" barrel. The S&W .500 mag with a 6 1/2" barrel and last but not least the S&W .460 with the 5" barrel. Ive got some experience shooting the .500 but I just cant quite decide wich route to go. The Ruger is the cheapest so I do like that.
 

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 10:06:32 am »
    Well I've got several redhawks and a few super redhawks.  So guess which way I'll steer you? ;)

    I've shot the S&W monsters, and they are a hoot, but here's the thing-  If a 9.5" SRH in 44 or 454 can't get it done, it's rifle time.  Not to mention, I've carried my SRH on several deer hunts, and that is as much weight as any handgun should be.  I mean, come on S&W- A handgun with SLING MOUNTS?  Uh, no thanks.  Cool, nifty, neato?  Sure.  Practical?  Uh, no.
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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 10:40:52 am »
    No gun collection is complete without an X-frame.  I think the .460 is a nice option in the hand-cannon category as you have the choice of three different rounds.  Need to take out a tank?  .460 Mag.  Going gopher plinking?  .45LC.  Anything in between?  .454.  One of these days, I want the opportunity to shoot a .500 snubbie!   :o

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 12:26:32 pm »
    The SRH would be my choice also. SUPER durable, excellent shooter.
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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 07:55:07 pm »
    Are you willing to pay the premium for a overloaded .45 or .44?

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    Who has a .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk, which performs admirably, thank you.

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 07:57:08 pm »
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    Are you willing to pay the premium for a overloaded .45 or .44?
    Yes sure am. Its for the event of a bear attack.

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 07:58:32 pm »
    I'm with Evyl.  Get the .460.  Three caliber choices is a good thing.

    Although, that SRH is beckoning.  If it were an Alaskan, no contest.   ;D


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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 08:13:39 pm »
    I'm with Evyl.  Get the .460.  Three caliber choices is a good thing.

    Although, that SRH is beckoning.  If it were an Alaskan, no contest.   ;D


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    I do like the Alaska but they dont have the barrel lenghth Im interested in  :( I really like the idea of the .460 if I get that it would be my new hunting gun also ;D

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 09:42:02 am »
    MG- FWIW, I carry my 9.5" SRH in a Mernickle western style rig on hunts.  Works.  But as I said, weight-wise and size wise, that's the limit for me.  My brother in law hunts with a 7.5" SRH in 454.  He carries his in a bandolier/tanker style rig. 

    His set up gets caught on stuff and in the way of things almost never.  Where with mine being on the hip and just a bit longer, it has an annoying habit of hanging up in underbrush.

    Now, if all you're looking for is a range toy, the above is meaningless to you.  But if you are going to carry it all day in the field on occasion?  Ponder it some, eh?
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 03:19:45 pm »
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    Now, if all you're looking for is a range toy, the above is meaningless to you.  But if you are going to carry it all day in the field on occasion?  Ponder it some, eh?
    Oh it would get carried all throughout Alaska through the Alders across the tundra up and down the mountains. Its going to be my Bear spray if you will. I am really liking the 7.5" SRH in .454 but also considering a .460 with 5" pipe. Going to one of the local shops today and will hopefully be making up my mind.

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 09:04:18 pm »
    I have the 5" 460 and it is the best $1000 revolver I've ever bought.  It's the perfect last-ditch bear defense weapon: short enough to unobtrusively ride on your hip and not unwieldy in a speed-presentation scenario.  You can download it to .45 Colt for plinking or practice.  Full house .460 loads definitely rock the world, but with a little practice, you can draw and put 5 rounds (one full cylinder) into the X zone at 10 meters in about 2-3 seconds.  At longer ranges, it's extremely accurate and the gun comes with a pretty damn good trigger. 

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 09:09:44 pm »
    MG-

    I run a backpack and a belt rig, while my Bro-in-law runs a taker rig and a hip pack set-up.  The main reason I went with the belt rig is the length of the barrel.  My 9.5" tube is just to long to unholster from a bandolier.

    Given the ammo options and barrel length you might be onto something there.
    This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries

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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008, 11:36:55 pm »
    MG-  Any updates for us?  You make a decision yet?
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    Re: Which hand cannon?
    « Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 07:35:34 pm »
    I would point you toward the .454 Super Redhawk as well.  I have to agree with THE NORSEMAN on the point of sling mounts. Not so much for practical reasons but more for esthetics more than anything. I just don't like the way the mount make the gun look. It seems like it's trying to be something it's not.

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