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I have a Redhawk .44mag with a 71/2" barrel that I would like to trade in for a .45Colt DA revolver. I want it with a 5-6" barrel (blued if possible), and I want it stout enough to handle some heavy loads. Any ideas?
 

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Well it's not blued but I could live with it ;) (I thought yours had a 4" barrel). Is that a custom job? I didn't think Ruger made a RH in .45Colt with a 5 1/2" barrel. I'll gladly trade ya for this:

It has a nice trigger pull (for a Ruger), "Never been fired only dropped once". :p
 

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:lol: I love that Redhawk. I reamed the throats, cut the forcing cone, and added some custon grip panels. It's a shooter now! :eek:


Ruger did make them in 5.5". ;)
 

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Bountyhunter said:
:lol: I love that Redhawk. I reamed the throats, cut the forcing cone, and added some custon grip panels. It's a shooter now! :eek:


Ruger did make them in 5.5". ;)
Well I guess I'm just gonna have to keep look'n & hope to get luck!

I'm still open to suggestions, it doesn't have to be a Ruger but does have to be stout enough to handle hot loads.
 

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Then it needs to be a Ruger. ;)

I just loaded up 100 250 grain XTPs with 9.5 grains of Unique. Should give me about 1100 fps.
 

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If you want to heavily load the .45colt, you could also get a Dan Wasson or a Colt Anaconda, used, if you could find one. Ruger used to make blued Redhawks with 5 1/2 or 7 1/2 barrels in .45colt. They are a lot harder to find than the .44mag versions.

If you don't want to load any heavier than moderate loads, the S&W Mountain gun is a sweet revolver, but is in stainless.

If I find one at a time that I am flush with cash, I want one just like bountyhunter's. That gun with some fancy wood stocks would be my idea of perfect. It is good looking with just the right balance of portability and long enough sight radius. Plus, it can take loads hotter than just about any other gun except custom five shot Ruger sa's.
 

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redhawk would be my 1st choice

smith and wesson mdl 25 is a nice blue "N" frame as well..............
 

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deputy125 said:
redhawk would be my 1st choice

smith and wesson mdl 25 is a nice blue "N" frame as well..............
A Super Redhawk would be my 1st choice (see my post about the shortend in both 5.5" and 4.25" .454 Casull)

A Redhawk would be my 2nd choice.

And the only "Firearm Company" choice would be a Ruger.
 

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The way S&W's been going, I doubt they'll support "old" models as well as Ruger will...my revolver purchases will be Ruger, if possible...Speed Six 2 3/4", 4" Redhawk, Bisley Vaquero 4 5/8"....only Smith big cal. I'd buy would be the 696 or another .44 Spl or .45 ACP-their strength just ain't up to Ruger if you load warmly....
 
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