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#208503 - 10/13/20 09:45 AM Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag
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I am looking to get either a Redhawk 5.5" barrel or Super Redhawk in 44 Mag. I'll probably run a reflex sight on it, so scope mounts aren't really necessary. Any pro's or cons for these two?

I think I'd prefer the Redhawk, as it's a bit smaller and looks a little sleeker than the SRH, but have heard the SRH is easier to tune and can be more accurate.


Edited by RBO21 (10/13/20 01:35 PM)

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#208510 - 10/13/20 05:33 PM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: RBO21]
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I have a Redhawk 5" .44. I put a Ruger Gold Dot on front and a V rear sight. It's wickedly accurate and much easier to handle and carry than my SuperRedhawk .454 (same size as a .44).
The Redhawk is much lighter. I use these 2 for different reasons: Redhawk-belt carry, easily hidden, meant for 50-75 yd. use. SuperRedhawk- scoped with Bushnell 2-6X, a little awkward in a holster, definitely not compact, useful out to 150 yds.
You'll have to choose based on your needs. Both are quality guns.

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#208514 - 10/13/20 08:23 PM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: wvhitman]
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Can't say I've ever handled a standard Redhawk, but I love my Super Redhawk. I gave mine a trigger job to lighten the pull and replaced its flat black sights with fiber optics, neither of which were too difficult.
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#208528 - 10/14/20 08:56 AM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: Chance Weldon]
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With the same barrel length, the Super Redhawk is 1 oz lighter than the Redhawk. This is due to the grip frame. I have had both and now have a Super Redhawk that has been chopped to 5 inches. The Super is a little easier to disassemble than the Redhawk.
They both lock up like bank vaults and are super strong. Mostly boils down to feel and looks.

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#208532 - 10/14/20 10:16 AM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: ruger4570]
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 Originally Posted By: ruger4570
I have had both and now have a Super Redhawk that has been chopped to 5 inches.

I saw a few pics of guys doing this...I wish they made a factory 5.5" SRH.

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#208533 - 10/14/20 10:25 AM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: RBO21]
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I have had several Redhawk's couple Supers. Never fell in love with the Ruger double actions. Never could get the triggers as good as the S&Ws. Love the Ruger single actions they can be worked slick. Then do S&W doubles.

Picked up a new 69 S&W 2.75 the other day added a Pachmeyer Renegade laminate grip.

Should be a hell of a packing 44 Mag
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#208534 - 10/14/20 10:53 AM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: ruger4570]
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I have a Redhawk with a 5.5 inch barrel that I have killed several deer with using open sights and now a ultradot red dot scope on it. I love it.
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#208535 - 10/14/20 12:23 PM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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I`ve owned both and my 7 1/2" Redhawk was just about a perfect 44 DA....
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#208551 - 10/15/20 01:51 AM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I currently own a 5 1/2" RH and a 7 1/2" SRH (480R) and would take the RH over the super every day.

I know the Super's action is a better design and is significantly easier to tune and tweak, but the SRH just never felt right to me. It always felt nose heavy due to the longer untapered barrel and relatively little weight in the rear due to the spike grip.

The standard RH with the full grip frame seems to have a more neutral balance and points better.

Maybe I am the outlier in the group, but that is my story and I am sticking to it.

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#208561 - 10/15/20 11:00 PM Re: Redhawk vs Super Redhawk 44 Mag [Re: 98Redline]
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I like Big Red!
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