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Posted: 11/17/2001 6:41:01 PM EDT
opinions on 44 mag revolvers: colt anaconda taurus raging bull smith and wesson 629 ruger redhawk which one is the best one for the money?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:47:02 PM EDT
RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK "HUNTER" , hands down. I don't own that particular style, but the regular Super Blackhawk was assume. Walked all over my 6.5" S&W. The hunter has the mounts for the Ruger rings.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:50:27 PM EDT
Smith & Wesson model 29. You feel lucky punk? Go ahead, make my day.[}:D]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:55:28 PM EDT
Argh. Fuckers.. Now I have to go peruse amazon.com for some Dirty Harry movies.[BD]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:16:45 PM EDT
29 Classic S&W...pre-sellout...great gun...not ugly stainless
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:20:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stronghorn: RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK "HUNTER" , hands down. I don't own that particular style, but the regular Super Blackhawk was assume. Walked all over my 6.5" S&W. The hunter has the mounts for the Ruger rings.
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Did you assume that it was awesome? (Just filling in for Garandman)
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 7:40:05 PM EDT
Having tried the S&W M29 and the Ruger Redhawk, I vote for the Redhawk. Even thought the Smiths generally have better triggers, the Redhawk is stronger and has a longer cylinder.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 8:08:45 PM EDT
As far as Smith vs Ruger Redhawk...I like the Ruger..Tried em both. The Smith is not a "bad" pistol, but the Ruger is more BANG for your buck. [pistol]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:55:10 PM EDT
I have shot a Ruger Super Redhawk 7 1/2" and a S&W 629 6 1/2" Powerport. The Redhawk was heavy as a brick but the weight helped manage recoil. The S&W was much lighter and the porting cut muzzle rise by about 50%, but even though the gun had Hogues it was uncomfortable to shoot due to the open backstrap design.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:47:04 PM EDT
What about Dan Wesson (Wesson Arms) I have been happy with mine. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/003/Kw/fE/Uy/i693240.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.danwessonfirearms.com/main_page.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:04:10 PM EDT
I had a Super Redhawk w/2x scope for a while. The grip, for me, was too long and thin. Used it for one boar hunt at Hunter-Ligget, then traded it off. I have had pretty good luck with the Taurus handguns I've owned (pt92, pt99, 66). For the money, I'd go with the Taurus. Depending on what you are going to do with it.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:20:38 PM EDT
Presellout S&W 629 classic, light handy and strong enough. The trigger is not a little better than the Ruger, it is a whole bunch better than the Ruger.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 12:27:30 AM EDT
I don't get the whole "pre sellout", "post sellout" thing. If you buy it used, no matter when it was made, the money isn't going to S&W. Isn't used good enough?
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:18:17 AM EDT
I do some deer hunting somestimes with my S&W 629 6" I have a Leupold 2.5X scope on top of it. While Ruger makes a good pitol, I hate how they feel in my hand, I guess just a personal preference thing but I would'nt own one. I have owned Taurus in the past and could'nt find anything wrong with those either.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 6:24:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hannah_Reitsch: 29 Classic S&W...pre-sellout...great gun...not ugly stainless
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I have an older Model 29 with the 8" barrel, its the classic Dirty Harry model. Its an accurate revolver. And it has the best blueing of any gun I own.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 8:55:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 11:54:06 AM EDT
Colt ANACONDA, all the way! Tyler
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 12:05:26 PM EDT
... If used for hunting, consider the Freedom Arms model FA-83-44AS ... Quality doesn't come cheap
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:34:08 PM EDT
today I just purchased a ruger redhawk with a 5 1/2'' barrel at B & S guns in Dallas. Thanks to everyone for their input. [beer]
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 2:04:53 PM EDT
I like Rugers. The Super Black Hawk and the Red Hawk are well built. But the Red Hawk is more comfortable to shoot. The S&W 629 is also comfortable to shoot, but their revolvers eventually rattle apart. Unlike the Rugers which are stronger. Also S & W really should be boycotted. I have no problem if you want to buy a used S&W revolver though. But Rugers are a better gun.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 1:41:27 AM EDT
DA Bull Rocks!!! [:)>]
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