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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-25-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hunting Pistol

I am looking for a single action hunting revolver. I was looking at the super blackhawks and a couple smith and wessons. What would you guys (or girls) recommend to get. Caliber and barrel length. Thanks
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Re: Hunting Pistol

Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44 mag 7 1/2" barrel. If you want you can get a double action and still use it single action style, such as a Ruger Super Redhawk or S&W 629 or 29.
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Ruger, all the way.


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Re: Hunting Pistol

I found a couple with a 9 or 9.5 in barrel (cant remember) are they more accurate and worth the extra weight?
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Ruger is hard to beat. I wouldn't go longer than 7.5 barrel. As for caliber, a 41 Mag or larger is ideal. JMO.
I have a Ruger Redhawk in 41 Mag that it smooth, accurate, and makes big holes. You can't go wrong with anything that begins with four, 41 mag, 44 mag, 454 casual .
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Alright. Thankyou
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Re: Hunting Pistol

Length is what you are comfortable shooting and carrying.

But the longer the barrel, the longer the sight radius, and the more accurate it CAN be. Whether it is or not is on You!

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I would not go beyond 7 1/2" I find the longer the barrel the harder it is to hold steady, but I suppose with lots of practice you could improve on that.
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I have been shooting an old ruger .22 and am pretty accurate out to 30-40 yards. what range could I expect out of a bigger caliber pistol such as a .44
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Re: Hunting Pistol

I also hunt with a scoped 9.5" Super Redhawk. The SRH is a DA/SA revolver.


With open sights, I limit my range to 50 yards (aging eyes). With the scoped SRH, I hunt out to 100-125 yards.

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