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    mercy.........either direction i take it would be to shoot 44 special or 45 colt...........then it comes down to the issue of do i want optics......or would i like the shorter tube......and what i have the greater need for.

    For me.......it would be a range gun or a deer gun...... so i would take the longer barrel.........as in 7.5"
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitfred View Post
    I have several 44mags and I use them for punching holes in paper. If I could I would blow up jugs and bust concrete blocks as I have in the past but the indoor ranges I shoot at certainly don't allow any of that.
    Oh yeah! No argument. I have owned numerous .44mag revolvers and a .454, and I have had some fun blowing things up with em too. It was just amusing to think about buying a .454 for that purpose...still is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurtGummer View Post
    Hi. I'm wondering if I should buy a Ruger Redhawk chambered in .44 magnum, a Alaskan chambered in .454 Casull or both? Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurtGummer View Post
    Thanks for the reply(s). I'd be using the Redhawks mostly on a range. I'm not a hunter so mostly two liter soda jugs, 10% ballistic gel blocks, etc.
    I have Rugers-a-plenty in 44 mag SBH, RH, and SBH ranging in barrel length from 2.75" to 10-1/2" I can tell you a snubbie mag is not for everyone. I bought mine used in great shape possibly from someone who found out the hard way it wasn't for them.

    Get a RH or SRH 44mag 7-1/2". You can evaluate and go from there.
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    These geezerin' bones say "44 mag", for recoil. The price of 454 ammo is a little painful, too.
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    Depends on how much target shooting you plan on doing. For me, a .357 shooting .38 special is fine, and less costly. Actually, most of my target shooting is with my S&W model 41 .22. And for the "macho look", my S&W model 617 .22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Hohmann View Post
    Depends on how much target shooting you plan on doing. For me, a .357 shooting .38 special is fine, and less costly. Actually, most of my target shooting is with my S&W model 41 .22. And for the "macho look", my S&W model 617 .22.
    Agreed.

    Plus if you’re not a reloader, it could get extremely expensive.



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    I would go with the S&W 460 VXR. You can shoot 45 LC, 454 Casull and the 460 all in the one gun.
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