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  1. #11
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    Mar 2009
    Southwest, Pennsylvania
    (Washington County)
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    Default Re: Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    I think the round butt will be just fine. The targets on the 29 got replaced by ugly rubber grips all the time.
    If I got the 5.5 it would wear wood grips. I can not stand rubber grips on a revolver.

  2. #12
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    Jun 2010
    Next to the Corn
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    Default Re: Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    Quote Originally Posted by marinville View Post
    I do like the look, I'm just wondering if the 5.5" square butt isn't a more sensible choice for a 44 mag. I do like the look of that as well, maybe just a little less.
    It is, that is why I went with the 5.5" when I bought mine. I figure it is a good compromise between a 4" and a 7.5" but without losing too much velocity and sight radius to be decent for hunting. It handles full power loads well too. I have the rubber hogue Bantam grip on mine that comes with the regular 4" model. My dad has a 7.5" which I shoot from time to time, it is nicer to shoot with full power loads but like I said the 5.5" handles them fine.

  3. #13
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    Apr 2012
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    (Dauphin County)
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    Default Re: Thinking about a Redhawk 44

    I have a few 7 1/2" Redhawks in a few different calibers and I switched out the original wood grips for the very comfortable and perfect fit to my hand Rubber Pachmayer grips. When I am taking photos of the revolvers or if I would ever sell them, I would put the wood grips back on because wood grips look better, but the rubber grips help the revolver function better in my hands. I would feel comfortable hunting out to 50 yards with open sights. I also put a fiber optic front sight on them. I like the 7 1/2" for the longer sight radius.

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