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Well I spoke with my wife today, and talked about not going to be able to use my bow for bowhunting with any more depending...... as right now even a gallon jug of milk is too much to take on the left shoulder. Shot 25 arrows at 60 pound draw length last week, just about drove me crazy with pain after.

So got some ideas kicking around:

Ruger Super Redhawk SS in 7.5" or the 9.5" in .44 Magnum
Ruger Super Redhawk LG in 7.5" or the 9.5" in the "New" .480 Ruger

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Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter with Bisley Grip w/satin stainless .44 mag - 7.5" barrel

BTW - It has to be a Ruger

This is not a right away purchase, but just something I am looking at for now. The Super Redhawks are the major runners up, as the .44 Mag can use the longer bullets such as the 340-gr WFN GC bullet that Rim Rock Bullets produces, and is the same bullet that is used for the Buffalo Bore Ammunition that Tim Sundle uses. I just don't need to load it up that heavy. But I am also looking at that new .480 Ruger cartridge since I also reload. I understand it sure recoils better than the .454 Casull and the .460 Magnum.

The Super Redhawks are the strongest of the Ruger revolvers on the market as far as I am concerned.
 

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decisions, decisions................

is the 45 completely of the radar screen?

i like the concept of the super redhawk in 45 colt/454 casull...........

as for the 480 ruger, i just don't know if it will be with us for the long haul and component availability for that one...........

i've tried bisleys and while i like them fine in .22 nd .357, for myself they seemed to recoil "harder"in a 44 i tried---- but thats me as many folks think they are softer............guess i just like them blackhawks..............

is this one gonna be scoped?
 

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The .480 Ruger basicly uses a .475 Linebaugh short cartridge that has the felt recoil of a .454 Casull. The .480 Ruger can be loaded with .475 Linebaugh reloading dies and is a .475 dia bullet. It has often caused me to wonder because of is massive slug dia size wise.

But then I have to wonder.... what can it do hunting wise that a 7.5" SBH .44 Magnum can't do with our critters in the NW parts of Montana. I already have all the reloading and also casting equipment for the .44 Magnum cartridge as well. I would have to think long and hard about getting a .45 Colt SBH again since like I say, I am already geared up for the .44 Magnum.

I may just be smart and get a 7.5" SBH in SS in even a used one in very good condition and call it good.

Yep, now this is what I'm talkin about, now this one is not mine but, yep this is what I'm talkin about.

 

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I have a few Ruger 44mags and they all can and do get the job done, I have a 7 ½” 480 and it also gets the job done. The 480 pushes a 325 grain XTP-MAG at about 1500 fps,400 grain at about1250 fps, the 44 pushes a 300 grain XTP at about 1200 fps. The 480 dos not recoil like 454 Casull, I know this as I have one of them also. I have both Blackhawks and Super Redhawks and I’m starting to lean to the Redhawk’s because of there longer cylinders, but love the looks and feel of the Blackhawk's.
 

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That was one of the reasons for also looking at the Super Redhawk for it's longer cylinder for possible using the 340-gr WFN GC that is produced by Rim Rock Bullets and is the very same bullet that Buffalo Bore Ammo uses to produce one of their loads with. But it really is not necessary as a 300-gr Federal Cast Core, 305-gr WFN GC, 310-gr LBT GC are really enough to handle anything that walks here in North America.

This photo was borrowed from Gary Smith owner of this beautiful Super Blackhawk Hunter in .44 Magnum, and also owner of Handgun Hunting Magazine. This is what I may purchase "New" if I decide to go with a new SA, but if I found a used one of these in 95% and can save some money doing it....... well you get the picture.

 

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If you buy one of the hunters I’m sure you will be happy, I have them in 17,22,41,44,45 and like them all, all I need are more arms and hands to shoot them all at the same time. :lol:
 
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