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Danl Boone
07-01-2012, 17:29
First I want to thank Nastytrigger for starting the Hard Hitting Revolver thread. Couldn't have come at a better time because I've been hit hard with the bug for a "big" revolver. Since I have and love a GP100 in stainless with a 6" barrel .357 cal, I'm partial to Ruger. I think I'm looking for a .44 mag. and I'm pretty sure I'd like a Redhawk in stainless with a 5.5" barrel. But what do Super Redhawks have that Redhawks don't? Doesn't look like the Supers come with 5.5 inch barrels, right? Pretty sure I don't want a single action, but what makes the Blackhawk so popular? Looking forward to all your comments! Thanks :supergrin:

AK_Stick
07-01-2012, 18:18
Single action guns are generally, very robust, and recoil straight back, so they're comfortable to shoot.


I own a S&W Alaskan mountain gun, and a Dan Wesson SA/DA and a Blackhawk in 44 mag. While the Dan Wesson is the most accurate, the Blachawk is the most fun to shoot, and most likely one for me to grab.

fnfalman
07-01-2012, 18:53
SuperRedhawk has an extended frame and a different lower receiver.

As far as what makes a Blackhawk/SuperBlackhawk popular, hell, easy answer - the price.

bac1023
07-01-2012, 18:56
But what do Super Redhawks have that Redhawks don't?

Hideously ugly looks :ack:

The Super Redhawk is one of the ugliest revolvers built today, in my opinion.

bac1023
07-01-2012, 18:58
Blackhawks are popular because of the build quality, strength, and good price.

The_Gun_Guru
07-01-2012, 19:05
I had a Super Redhawk that I sold for much more than I paid for it. The Supers come with 7.5 or 9.5 inch barrels. Mine had the 9.5:supergrin:

Great gun but I just didn't shoot it enough to justify keeping it around.

Even with the 9.5 inch barrel and stainless steel frame it had quite a recoil:wow: You definitely knew you were shooting a .44 magnum!!!!

.357 magnum is the most I will do in a revolver now. Everything else is just useless to me since I don't hunt.

Good luck in your search.


TGG


ETA....
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa310/gunguru364/PUBLIC%20VIEW/CIMG1763-1.jpg

Decguns
07-01-2012, 21:15
Fifteen years ago, I literally wrecked two of my 44 mag S&W M29s with heavy loads of H110. Bought a Redhawk thinking it would be different. Well, it lasted a little longer than the S&Ws, but still couldn't hack it. The Blackhawk I bought way back in the 1980's is still going strong. And the classic single action grip on the Blackhawk is much more comfortable to shoot than most modern designs. The pistol rotates in your hand instead of coming straight back at you.

camelotkid
07-01-2012, 21:36
Hideously ugly looks :ack:

The Super Redhawk is one of the ugliest revolvers built today, in my opinion.
I don't know what they were thinking when they designed that gun it is absolutely revolting.

personally I think the super blackhawk hunter in stainless with a 7.5" barrel is the nicest looking revolver Ruger makes.

faawrenchbndr
07-01-2012, 21:40
Super Blackhawk.......best revolver Ruger makes!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/cefae443.jpg

smokeross
07-01-2012, 21:46
I have owned a pile of all the ones mentioned. My 'go to gun' is the old style Redhawk with the 5.5 barrel in .44 magnum. It is also stainless. i have killed a pile of animals with the Super Blackhawk, but the Redhawk is my favorite. I have other big bore revolvers in larger calibers, and sometimes pack them, but that Redhawk is the one that gets outa the house the most.

AngryPanda
07-01-2012, 21:55
Well no one has ever accused Ruger of making beautiful guns, but the things are tanks

SigFTW
07-02-2012, 07:18
Hideously ugly looks :ack:

The Super Redhawk is one of the ugliest revolvers built today, in my opinion.

:agree:
This is the only reason I don't own one. I do not like the look for the Super Redhawk. It's the ugly wheel gun. :puking:


Call me superficial :whistling:

SigFTW
07-02-2012, 07:27
I don't know what they were thinking when they designed that gun it is absolutely revolting.

personally I think the super blackhawk hunter in stainless with a 7.5" barrel is the nicest looking revolver Ruger makes.

This is the gun I will buy, the Ruger Bisley stainless Hunter 44mag! Now that is a nice looking SA revolver! :notworthy:
I like the feel of the Bisley grip design, very comfortable.

bac1023
07-02-2012, 08:32
Well no one has ever accused Ruger of making beautiful guns, but the things are tanks

They certainly are strong.

bac1023
07-02-2012, 08:33
Super Blackhawk.......best revolver Ruger makes!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/cefae443.jpg

Very nice, Greg.

I love my Super Blackhawk as well.

uptomyneck
07-02-2012, 09:52
SRH, 4" barrel, Magnaported, muzzle crowned and a trigger job. It is a tank.

http://i49.tinypic.com/111ouol.jpg

jonny772
07-02-2012, 09:53
How Much would a super black hawk go for indecent shape? There is one in local gun shop on Sale for around 500 its, little dusty. Or should I wait I Mark

bac1023
07-02-2012, 18:00
How Much would a super black hawk go for indecent shape? There is one in local gun shop on Sale for around 500 its, little dusty. Or should I wait I Mark

That sounds slightly high to me.

pizza
07-02-2012, 18:32
Well no one has ever accused Ruger of making beautiful guns, but the things are tanks

Yep.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310125


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Steve in PA
07-02-2012, 21:47
The SRH ugly??? You've got to be kidding! The SRH is one damn sexy mutha!!!! You guy smust have some weird tastes.

My primary hunting weapon; scoped Super Redhawk in .44 Mag
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Guns/20111128072854.jpg

When I'm carrying a rifle and still want a little umph; Super Blackhawk in .44 Mag
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Guns/20120107141135.jpg

Also for use when carrying a rifle; Blackhawk in .357 Mag
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Guns/20120316182246.jpg

RedHaze
07-02-2012, 22:23
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Also for use when carrying a rifle; Blackhawk in .357 Mag
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Guns/20120316182246.jpg

Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol! - George S. Patton

:wavey::rofl:

I had to.

Nice set of Rugers otherwise... :whistling:

faawrenchbndr
07-02-2012, 22:34
Very nice, Greg.

I love my Super Blackhawk as well.

Thanks Brian......wish the trigger was as good as the '67 Single Six.

Highspeedlane
07-03-2012, 17:01
If you want to pack a svelt, powerful revolver, go with a SBH. If you go with a RH you're going to be adding noticeable bulk (but again, it's a personal preference thing).

If you go SRH, you're going to be adding significantly more bulk and weight. If all you do is go from the truck to the range no biggie, but packing it in the woods will take its toll depending on your physique and endurance.

Also bear in mind (if you're not familiar), the SBH, "peacemaker" style single action frame is usually much more comfortable to shoot in powerful loadings since the grip shape lends itself to rolling upward on discharge.

The more palm filling RH and SRH transmit more of that straight back into the palm. That can get wearying with long strings in powerful loadings.

Good luck on your decision.

Highspeedlane
07-03-2012, 17:10
Pic with a .45 BH and .454 SRH on left.

After handling the SRH for a while, going back to the BH is like handling a pocket pistol!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Kj8xq5ATkds/T2yy0mrVYpI/AAAAAAAAAH0/IZVHCWMsmZA/s800/DSCN0438.jpg

Steve in PA
07-03-2012, 22:09
Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol! - George S. Patton

:wavey::rofl:

I had to.

Nice set of Rugers otherwise... :whistling:

LOL....for the record, I did NOT put on those grips. They came with the gun. Traded a case of .40cal FMJ ammo I had laying around for it.

Highspeedlane
07-04-2012, 05:24
The SRH ugly??? You've got to be kidding! The SRH is one damn sexy mutha!!!! You guy smust have some weird tastes.

My primary hunting weapon; scoped Super Redhawk in .44 Mag
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Guns/20111128072854.jpg

Steve, how does that scope hold up under recoil?

The mounts on mine tended to want to loosen under recoil in as few as 6 shots unless I kept it torqued down with a big screwdriver.

I've seen some mounts out there for the SRH that use the existing frame cuts plus the rear sight depression, but they are better for full time use.

Nice looking hand cannons you have there.

Steve in PA
07-04-2012, 09:11
Steve, how does that scope hold up under recoil?

The mounts on mine tended to want to loosen under recoil in as few as 6 shots unless I kept it torqued down with a big screwdriver.

I've seen some mounts out there for the SRH that use the existing frame cuts plus the rear sight depression, but they are better for full time use.

Nice looking hand cannons you have there.

The mounts and scope have not moved in oh, probably 20 years? I think I bought that SRH in the mid to late 80's. I have put a lot and I mean a lot of heavy 240gr and 300gr bullets downrange.

If your mounts are working loose, then something is wrong. The Ruger mounts are tops in my book.

bac1023
07-04-2012, 09:21
Sorry Steve, but I beg to differ about the Super Redhawk. Its just my opinion and I do own one in the Alaskan size.

I think its a great revolver in every other way.

HAIL CAESAR
07-04-2012, 19:22
How Much would a super black hawk go for indecent shape? There is one in local gun shop on Sale for around 500 its, little dusty. Or should I wait I Mark

I am selling one locally for 450 and it is like new in box.

That is just to give you an idea. Not trying to sell it to you as shipping and transfer would get you up to 500.

glock2740
07-04-2012, 20:18
You can't go wromg with a Ruger SA or DA revolver. They're all tanks. I've own/still own, RH 7.5" .44 Mag, RH 5.5" .44 Mag, BH .357 6.5" .357 Mag and have buddies who own/owned SRH 9.5" .44 Mag, BH .41 Mag and SBH 4.5" .44 Mag. All have been/are great! You won't go wrong with any/every configuration of Ruger SA/DA reov that was/has ever been made. :cool:

bac1023
07-04-2012, 20:47
You won't go wrong with any/every configuration of Ruger SA/DA reov that was/has ever been made. :cool:

I agree Joe.

I'm not sure Ruger ever made a bad revolver.

harrygunner
07-04-2012, 21:19
Redhawk in .44 Mag with 5.5" barrel. Bought it for hiking and camping in wild places here in the West.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/harrygunner/hiking/ruger_redhawk.jpg

AustinTx
07-05-2012, 00:23
Hideously ugly looks :ack:

The Super Redhawk is one of the ugliest revolvers built today, in my opinion.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I wouldn't part with my SRH with 9 1/2" barrel. The scope doesn't get loose either.

I also like my Taurus .454 Casull.

HAMMERHEAD
07-05-2012, 10:44
SRH, 4" barrel, Magnaported, muzzle crowned and a trigger job. It is a tank.

http://i49.tinypic.com/111ouol.jpg
Isn't that a Redhawk, not a SRH?

uptomyneck
07-05-2012, 13:07
Isn't that a Redhawk, not a SRH?

You are right. I had to go check as to I honestly didn't remember. You see, I bought it by accident a few years ago.

I was logged in on an auction site and clicked the wrong button and once, twice, sold. I was the new owner of a NIB Magnaport Custom Redhawk. After fees and shipping, I was into it for $700.

HAMMERHEAD
07-05-2012, 14:41
Pretty cool gun though.

Salmoneye
07-05-2012, 14:44
Just got back from 200+ rds through my old school 7 1/2" Super Blackhawk...

Plinkers of 7gr Red Dot under 250gr Alox lubed SWC, and full-on 22gr H110 under Hornady 265gr JFP...

Love that damn thing...

bac1023
07-05-2012, 20:00
Isn't that a Redhawk, not a SRH?

I meant to say the same thing.

The Redhawk is certainly a nicer looking revolver than the SRH is.

smokeross
07-05-2012, 20:23
Just got back from 200+ rds through my old school 7 1/2" Super Blackhawk...

Plinkers of 7gr Red Dot under 250gr Alox lubed SWC, and full-on 22gr H110 under Hornady 265gr JFP...

Love that damn thing...
Plinkers? Come on. Man up and shoot full house loads. I have gone days in a row shooting that many rounds. Of course my hands ached for days. Yes, I shoot with both hands. Neither one is 'weak' in my opinion.
But good on you for getting a Forty Four out there for a day of fun.
My oldest kid used to call mine a Forty Forty. I guess from hearing all the talk about the Thirty Thirty. (it was only when he was a kid though. He knows the difference now. LOL):cool:

B_RAD
07-05-2012, 20:44
I will be buying another Ruger revolver in the near furture. Probably SRH 9.5". Wanting another hunting revolver. I love my BH! I took it out a few weeks ago and was ripping one hole(<1") at 25 yds with Winchester ST. Gun just shoots! Love it. I'm getting on a revolver kick. Want one of everything. I think that's an all gun kick now that I think about, not just revolvers.

bac1023
07-06-2012, 00:21
I will be buying another Ruger revolver in the near furture. Probably SRH 9.5". Wanting another hunting revolver. I love my BH! I took it out a few weeks ago and was ripping one hole(<1") at 25 yds with Winchester ST. Gun just shoots! Love it. I'm getting on a revolver kick. Want one of everything. I think that's an all gun kick now that I think about, not just revolvers.

I find Blackhawks to be very accurate as well.

OrangePwr9
07-06-2012, 08:02
I've had my 10.5" SBH for over 30 years. Killed my first deer with it in '81. Only gripe I have is the square-back trigger guard takes a bite out of my knuckle. Went with the Pachmayr Presentation grip to get away from it. While the grip works fine and I can shoot well with it, it certainly detracts from the appearance of the gun. Look for a roundback trigger guard if you're going with the .44 mag.

I like my 7.5" Redhawk just fine, but like said above, it seems needlessly heavy compared to the SBH. It's a comfortable shooter but not as comfortable as its bulk would imply.

On the list is a stainless Bisley Blackhawk Hunter.

AustinTx
07-07-2012, 16:58
I've had my 10.5" SBH for over 30 years. Killed my first deer with it in '81. Only gripe I have is the square-back trigger guard takes a bite out of my knuckle. Went with the Pachmayr Presentation grip to get away from it. While the grip works fine and I can shoot well with it, it certainly detracts from the appearance of the gun. Look for a roundback trigger guard if you're going with the .44 mag.

The original Ruger Blackhawk, in .44 Magnum had a rounded trigger guard. I shot one 3 times. It belonged to a friend. Ruger redesigned the .44 mag, with the square back trigger guard to keep it from cutting your middle finger to ribbons. I know that, because it did. The recoil kicked the gun so high, the hammer would cut the back of your hand. The cylinder was left round (added weight) and the grip changed slightly and called it a Super Blackhawk. People wouldn't buy the original design, after the word got out, about the recoil. I wouldn't have one of the contraptions with a rounded trigger guard.

RetailNinja
07-07-2012, 17:08
personally I think the super blackhawk hunter in stainless with a 7.5" barrel is the nicest looking revolver Ruger makes.

Probably going to pull the trigger (LOL) on one of these soon. They are SHARP!