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    44 Magnum

    I have an old Ruger Redhawk 44 magnum that I picked up used about 15 years ago. Never shot it, so I was thinking about selling it. My kids convinced me to keep it and put a scope on it.




    I loaded up some rounds with Xtreme 240gr RNFP 1.600Ē and Unique, to get it on paper and just get a general feel for it. I got it on paper @25yds with the 8.7gr load, then tried it at 50yds. 8.7gr was all over the place, 9.2gr was a little better, 9.8gr gave me a 6Ē group, the best of the day.

    For my next trip out, Iíve got four new loads made up. This time I seated the 240gr Xtreme RNFP to 1.575Ē. The powders Iím trying are 12.5gr HS-6, 15.5gr AA7, 21.0gr IMR4227, and 10.5gr CFE Pistol.



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    I really like how that Redhawk looks with the rail on top. Now I need to find Redhawk.


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    So, here is my baby, the only thing I carry anymore for PA deer. A Ruger Super Redhawk in 44mag. It has a cheap Simmons scope on it for now, but it has been solid and I can live with it. I have had good success with some cast Stateline Bullets 245gr semi-wadcutters over 21.3 gn of IMR 4227. But, my hunting load always uses 24 gn of H110 under Speer 240g JHP, or Remington 240g SJHP bullets. They are very accurate and hit so damn hard

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    By the way, Jeffery. That is a sweet looking Redhawk, I like the looks better without the rail, but I understand. It should shoot awesome, like all the Rugers I have owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyeralan View Post
    44 Taj Mahal.jpg
    So, here is my baby, the only thing I carry anymore for PA deer. A Ruger Super Redhawk in 44mag. It has a cheap Simmons scope on it for now, but it has been solid and I can live with it. I have had good success with some cast Stateline Bullets 245gr semi-wadcutters over 21.3 gn of IMR 4227. But, my hunting load always uses 24 gn of H110 under Speer 240g JHP, or Remington 240g SJHP bullets. They are very accurate and hit so damn hard
    Thatís a great looking rig. Ive got a mess of 240gr XTPís that Iím going to work up a hunting load with, after I find a decent practice load.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyeralan View Post
    By the way, Jeffery. That is a sweet looking Redhawk, I like the looks better without the rail, but I understand. It should shoot awesome, like all the Rugers I have owned.
    The scope rail is a weigand no drill and tap mount. I can put the redhawk back to its original configuration in 5 minutes if I need be.


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    I took the scope off and checked all the base screws to make sure none had come loose, like the directions say. All the screws were good to go, I canít imagine any coming loose with the amount of lock tite I used.


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