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Posted: 1/15/2015 10:14:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2015 9:08:23 AM EST by ds3_09]
I just got my SUper Redhawk Alaskan back from being turned into a GP44.

I'm one of those sick bastards that prefer Ruger revolvers. To me the double action with Wolff Springs feels better than a stock Smith. The single action not as good but at 3.5lbs it is still very good. From my limited experience with 2 different 629 ' s and a 66 using Wolff power rib mainsprings in them would result in frequent light primer strikes with everything but Federal primers. They felt amazing but were not trustworthy. My Super Redhawk pictured here has a 12lb hammer spring and 12lb return spring. So I didn't drop the spring weights much but is enough to make it feel better than a stock Smith to me. Bowen did an action job so it is really smooth now. He actually put heavier than stock springs in which made it a smooth but heavy pull. I put the Wolff spring back in as it will set off the hardest primers with them like Tula. He adds a longer firing pin as well so ignition should be even better though I've never had a misfire.

I am not a fan of a Redhawks single spring design but have always loved my Super Redhawk Alaskan. I wanted a longer barrel though after a while but Super Redhawks are just so butt ugly. So I decided cost was no concern and sent my Alaskan to Bowen with a 5.5" Redhawk barrel.

I think it is the ULTIMATE .44 but that's just my opinion.




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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:16:58 PM EST
They should sell them like that.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:17:22 PM EST
That's damn pretty

I'd love to shoot that ....congrats , and enjoy
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:18:42 PM EST
Rugers will outlast a S&W.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:18:56 PM EST
Nice.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:20:19 PM EST
I have to say, I agree with you. If they sold that gun, I'd probably go get one.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:21:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 10:22:02 PM EST by TZ250]
I like 329PD;)
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:27:46 PM EST
Sweet! Is it a hunter or just a plinker?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:28:51 PM EST
Not bad looking for a Ruger
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:30:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
That's damn pretty

I'd love to shoot that ....congrats , and enjoy
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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:30:52 PM EST
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Masochist!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:32:30 PM EST
I like it!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:33:58 PM EST
Looks like a machine.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:34:00 PM EST
I dig it OP!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:34:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SanchoCobb:
Sweet! Is it a hunter or just a plinker?
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Just a plinker really but I do keep it in a electronic safe right where I can reach it from my bed. I kinda rotate that duty between my Glock 21 and this.

If I could ever sell my place to get more land I'd like to decimate a hog or two with it though.

I like the Elmer Keith load of 22gr 2400 behind a 250gr or 240gr SWC (depending what I have). I wish I could get some H110 to play with though.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:35:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:36:33 PM EST
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Me too.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:40:59 PM EST
Oh how I miss my Ruger Super Redhawk 7.5". Best range day ever. Parked it next to a group shooting an sks at the 50yr range. Giggle and quiet pointing ensued. They left after the first trip down range to check groupings. Big holes, grouped to gather in a small area, and an aw inducing BANG sending the fury down range.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:43:14 PM EST
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Masochist!
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Originally Posted By TZ250:
I like 329PD;)
Masochist!

Scandium FTW!
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:43:40 PM EST
Outstanding! That is the Redhawk that Ruger should make.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:50:34 PM EST
Pants...so...tight.

I've always wanted to do that with one. So what was the total outlay excluding the price of the host gun if you don't mind?

Just curious, have you weighed it yet? I predict it will come in around 45-47 oz.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:53:55 PM EST
Very nice
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:54:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 10:55:55 PM EST by ds3_09]
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Originally Posted By konger:
Pants...so...tight.

I've always wanted to do that with one. So what was the total outlay excluding the price of the host gun if you don't mind?

Just curious, have you weighed it yet? I predict it will come in around 45-47 oz.
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To much money. It was $1280 including shipping and test firing. I could've save and not have it test fired. It is for shortening the frame extension, fitting the barrel, delettering, action job, new sights, new firing pin and misc parts. I know there is a point of diminishing returns but I got what I want so I don't care.


I'll weigh it after work tomorrow.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:57:48 PM EST
That's beautiful
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:59:03 PM EST
That is the .44 that Ruger should have been making all along.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:59:21 PM EST
If I ever make it back up to Yellowstone,mor go to Alaska, I would feel compelled to pack a .44 magnum. I can't shoot one for shit, but it would be cool to open carry a solid revolver like that.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:01:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 11:01:58 PM EST by NoStockBikes]
Fuckin' thing's a revolver. Are you a cowboy?

Glock should make a .44

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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:03:04 PM EST
Very nice! I'll keep mine, though.



Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:07:04 PM EST
Looks great!

Long firing pin and extra power hammer spring isn't going to be a problem? I'm not really up on these guns.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:10:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By ds3_09:
I just got my Alaskan back from being turned into a GP44.

I'm one of those sick bastards that prefer Ruger revolvers. To me the double action with Wolff Springs feels better than a stock Smith. The single action not as good but at 3.5lbs it is still very good. From my limited experience with 2 different 629 ' s and a 66 using Wolff power rib mainsprings in them would result in frequent light primer strikes with everything but Federal primers. They felt amazing but were not trustworthy. My Super Redhawk pictured here has a 12lb hammer spring and 12lb return spring. So I didn't drop the spring weights much but is enough to make it feel better than a stock Smith to me. Bowen did an action job so it is really smooth now. He actually put heavier than stock springs in which made it a smooth but heavy pull. I put the Wolff spring back in as it will set off the hardest primers with them like Tula. He adds a longer firing pin as well so ignition should be even better though I've never had a misfire.

I am not a fan of a Redhawks single spring design but have always loved my Super Redhawk Alaskan. I wanted a longer barrel though after a while but Super Redhawks are just so butt ugly. So I decided cost was no concern and sent my Alaskan to Bowen with a 5.5" Redhawk barrel.

I think it is the ULTIMATE .44 but that's just my opinion.


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You musta uploaded the wrong picture, that is a ruger.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:11:30 PM EST
Nice!!

But I like these.

Ruger Super Blackhawk .44mag



Interarms Virginian Dragoon .44mag
It has a sweet trigger!

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:13:54 PM EST
Good looking gun.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:22:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NoStockBikes:
Fuckin' thing's a revolver. Are you a cowboy?

Glock should make a .44

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Well hell yes I'm a cowboy, ten gallon hat, boots an all that. When is the Glock .44 coming out, been wanting to lighten my load.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:25:28 PM EST
fail...that is not a smith and wesson model 29...
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:53:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 11:57:46 PM EST by Kanati]
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Rugers will outlast a S&W.
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Rugers will outlast a S&W.

And you can actually load out the cartridge to make it sing like a proper magnum. You load up a Smith with really really hot stuff and KB's will result.


Originally Posted By FP2000H:
If I ever make it back up to Yellowstone,mor go to Alaska, I would feel compelled to pack a .44 magnum. I can't shoot one for shit, but it would be cool to open carry a solid revolver like that.

I carried my .44 mag in Alaska, and the locals told me it was the bare minimum. Most recommended I grind the front sight off...
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:54:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By steelycr:
fail...that is not a smith and wesson model 29...
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Here you go . . .



Better now?

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 12:17:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TerryC:
Originally Posted By steelycr:
fail...that is not a smith and wesson model 29...

Here you go . . .

http://www.fototime.com/%7BC0373F67-B3DE-486C-A26A-7D7BCB435EEF%7D/origpict/29-2_repose.jpg

Better now?



+1

Bowen does do fine work though.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:57:43 AM EST
Ruger. Lol. NO.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:04:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Well, I made it that far. I'm so sorry.
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Originally Posted By ds3_09:
I just got my Alaskan back from being turned into a GP44.

I'm one of those sick bastards that prefer Ruger revolvers. <SNIP>

Well, I made it that far. I'm so sorry.




Sweet looking gun OP.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:10:47 AM EST
I am a S&W guy.

I don't own a .44mag.

Your gun is a sexy beast.

These are facts.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:14:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By ds3_09:
I just got my Alaskan back from being turned into a GP44.

I'm one of those sick bastards that prefer Ruger revolvers. To me the double action with Wolff Springs feels better than a stock Smith. The single action not as good but at 3.5lbs it is still very good. From my limited experience with 2 different 629 ' s and a 66 using Wolff power rib mainsprings in them would result in frequent light primer strikes with everything but Federal primers. They felt amazing but were not trustworthy. My Super Redhawk pictured here has a 12lb hammer spring and 12lb return spring. So I didn't drop the spring weights much but is enough to make it feel better than a stock Smith to me. Bowen did an action job so it is really smooth now. He actually put heavier than stock springs in which made it a smooth but heavy pull. I put the Wolff spring back in as it will set off the hardest primers with them like Tula. He adds a longer firing pin as well so ignition should be even better though I've never had a misfire.

I am not a fan of a Redhawks single spring design but have always loved my Super Redhawk Alaskan. I wanted a longer barrel though after a while but Super Redhawks are just so butt ugly. So I decided cost was no concern and sent my Alaskan to Bowen with a 5.5" Redhawk barrel.

I think it is the ULTIMATE .44 but that's just my opinion.


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Back fell off
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:16:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Fig:
They should sell them like that.
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+1
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Originally Posted By Fig:
They should sell them like that.


+1
+2


I've been looking at those for a long time.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:29:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kanati:

And you can actually load out the cartridge to make it sing like a proper magnum. You load up a Smith with really really hot stuff and KB's will result.
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Rugers will outlast a S&W.

And you can actually load out the cartridge to make it sing like a proper magnum. You load up a Smith with really really hot stuff and KB's will result.


BS if the cartridges are loaded to SAAMI spec a 629 will run just as long as a Ruger Red Hawk with out a problem. On top of that the S&W will be lighter and have a better trigger (out of the box or after trigger jobs). A 4.2 inch Ruger Redhawk weighs 47oz where a 4 inch 629 with similar barrel profile only weights 41.5 oz.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:43:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By ds3_09:
I just got my Alaskan back from being turned into a GP44.

I'm one of those sick bastards that prefer Ruger revolvers. To me the double action with Wolff Springs feels better than a stock Smith. The single action not as good but at 3.5lbs it is still very good. From my limited experience with 2 different 629 ' s and a 66 using Wolff power rib mainsprings in them would result in frequent light primer strikes with everything but Federal primers. They felt amazing but were not trustworthy. My Super Redhawk pictured here has a 12lb hammer spring and 12lb return spring. So I didn't drop the spring weights much but is enough to make it feel better than a stock Smith to me. Bowen did an action job so it is really smooth now. He actually put heavier than stock springs in which made it a smooth but heavy pull. I put the Wolff spring back in as it will set off the hardest primers with them like Tula. He adds a longer firing pin as well so ignition should be even better though I've never had a misfire.

I am not a fan of a Redhawks single spring design but have always loved my Super Redhawk Alaskan. I wanted a longer barrel though after a while but Super Redhawks are just so butt ugly. So I decided cost was no concern and sent my Alaskan to Bowen with a 5.5" Redhawk barrel.

I think it is the ULTIMATE .44 but that's just my opinion.


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That is the ultimate .44 mag. I want one.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:46:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TerryC:
That is the .44 that Ruger should have been making all along.

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Hell ya!
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:47:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:53:59 AM EST
Nice pistola.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:00:06 AM EST
I would buy that.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:06:18 AM EST
I don't know about "ultimate", but that's a damn fine six shooter.

I'll still hang on to my Dan Wesson however.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:06:35 AM EST
That really is a nice gun.
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