I think I want to add a revolver to the collection but can't decide which one. I have been looking hard at the Ruger Super RedHawk and I have looked a little at the S&W PC Hunter. The Rugers are in stores around my house I have held them (44,454,480) but the S&W I have only seen on the Internet. In the woods I hunt in 100-125yd shot is all your going to get and that's if your lucky. I'm kinda partial to the 44 mag and have been looking at the 7.5in Ruger SRH pretty hard. But I really kinda like the size of the 5in Ruger SRH 454 but don't really want the 454 recoil in that little gun. But I suppose I could reload it down to heavy 45 colt or 44 mag velocities. It will be a scoped gun too. What is your favorite revolver and caliber for deer hunting?
Hard to limit it to one. Mine would probably be my 7.5" SBH. It was my first dedicated hunting handgun. Its way more accurate than I am!
This is the most accurate load with this gun. This was 4 shots off the bench at 75 yards. Not recommending this load. Its safe in my gun, may not be in others.
This isn't the greatest group but its the first time I fired it at 168 yards. I fired 5 shots at that distance. There was a strong gusty crosswind from left to right but I was pretty happy with the result. I wouldn't shoot game at that distance, just wanted to see how it would do. I couldn't see the "+" mark I put on the paper at that distance so I tried to hold the horizontal crosshair on the top edge of the paper while attempting to stay centered with the vertical crosshair. This gun/load has been effective on deer and a bighorn ewe. Again, not recommending this load. Its safe in my gun, may not be in others.
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My pick would be in the following order: Freedom Arms M83 in either 44 Mag or 454. BFR in 44 Mag only unless you have Jack Huntington fix the grip frame (and now you're at FA prices). I don't have a pic of this one handy. Ruger SBH either the hunter or a Magnaport Stalker conversion. The Stalker is a classic hunting setup with decades of success stories but I can tell you from my experience, the FA is easier to shoot accurately.
Edited by Gary (09/06/1611:25 PM)
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