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Boanerges

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20160724_192610.jpg 1990 vintage Redhawk 5 1/2" barrel 44 Mag. Great hunting handgun and caliber for deer, pig, elk etc... Plus with the Hornady Critical Defense 44 Spec. ammo it is a right nice home defense gun.

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lee1959

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Very nice indeed. My favorite hunting revolver. Heres mine, custom 4.5 inch (started as a 5.5) .44 magnum (created many years before Ruger introed their 4 inch version. I think the 45 is perfectly balanced better than the 4). Barrel chopped to 4.5 and ported by Magnaport, inverted crown for durability, and custom touches on the action. Smooth ivory grips are my choice for using heavy magnums. 

This one has taken a deer for the past 20 +years along with pigs and a black bear. It has been my only firearm used for firearm season for many years now. 

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entropy

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Both nice guns!! I had a 7.5" Stainless that was my deer and Moose handgun. I had it set up with a Hogue Monogrip, The V-notch rear and gold bead front, and some 300 gr. XTP's going just under 1300 fps for Moose. I could keep all six from it in 4" at 100 yards. I felt hugely undergunned when a moose got up in some thick alders about 10 yards in front of me. I could see dark splotches of fur in the leaves and the top of it's head (it was a cow) but not enough to get an aimed shot, so I passed. I had my .300 Win. Mag. shouldered because the alders were so thick. My Dad got a bull the next day, as I had the .300 win. Mag.'s scope on the cow he was with. 
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Boanerges

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Not that I need another but I am considering a 5.5" stainless model. Nowhere near as nice as lee1959's, which is an incredible looking piece, because an extended crummy wet weather hunt might just call for stainless. 
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Germansheperd

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ive been trying to find a new 4" Redhawk in 44mag for the longest time.
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entropy

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I had a 7.5" Redhawk, with a Houge grip and the v-notch rear and gold bead front sight. It was set up for 100 yards. Had it in my hand when a moose got up in front of me on a moose hunt, but the tag alders were so thick, all I saw were patches of black-brown through the brush, so I passed on the shot. I'm glad it wasn't coming towards me, as even with the Redhawk and my 1300+ FPS 300 gr. XTP handloads, I still felt a but undergunned! It sounded like a tank brigade moving through the brush! 

My Dad had a 5" blued like yours, Boanerges, but had traded it for a S&W Mountain Gun by the time of the moose hunt. He refused to shoot my moose loads through his Smith, and loaded up his own 240 grain load to carry for moose. 
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