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So, I've got a hankering to buy a large caliber revolver, and I'm considering a couple in stainless; a Ruger Super Redhawk 44 or a Smith and Wesson 500. What I haven't looked into yet is whether or not the 500 can shoot 44 rounds.

Anyone own both or either, or perhaps recommend another option? I prefer a 7"-8" barrel...
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
So, I've got a hankering to buy a large caliber revolver, and I'm considering a couple in stainless; a Ruger Super Redhawk 44 or a Smith and Wesson 500. What I haven't looked into yet is whether or not the 500 can shoot 44 rounds.

Anyone own both or either, or perhaps recommend another option? I prefer a 7"-8" barrel...
I own a 500. It will not shoot 44 rounds. In fact, I haven't tried but I believe those rounds would just fall out.
Awesome gun. Same recoil as a 44, maybe even slightly less.
The S&W add for it stated, it will stop anything living on the planet. It will.
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I have always loved my S&W Model 29 I have 8'' barrel
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.454 Cassul

They shoot 45 Long as well to Right?
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I just shot this gun yesterday (S&W model 69 a 44 mag/ special 5 shot), ran about 15 rounds through it... NICE GUN for single action shooting but double action trigger was quite stiff.. Brand new 44 mag/44 special 5 shooter for S&W...
I would recommend it ...I only shot 44 specials out of it and it was like shooting a model 10 38 special (nothing to it)...44 mag probably pretty violent...
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I've shot the S&W 500 and the 454 Casull. Can't go wrong with either. Hope your pockets are deep, unless you plan on reloading
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i've shot the s&w 500 and the 454 casull. Can't go wrong with either. Hope your pockets are deep, even if you plan on reloading
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You said you wanted large caliber. Like she says, the 500 is the mack daddy.

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Originally Posted by chad13 View Post
They shoot 45 Long as well to Right?
45 Schofield and 45 Long Colt.
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Sounds like OP is looking for a longer barrel however I had a Ruger Alaskin (traded it for an ounce of gold, best trade I ever made) in 454 Cassul.
It had a 2 & 1/2" barrel and was a blast (literally!) to shoot.
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[quote=BlueRudy;7284157]Sounds like OP is looking for a longer barrel however I had a Ruger Alaskin (traded it for an ounce of gold, best trade I ever made) in 454 Cassul.
It had a 2 & 1/2" barrel and was a blast (literally!) to shoot.[/quote

Wonder if that will fit in my pocket?
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[quote=hybrid;7284173]
Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Sounds like OP is looking for a longer barrel however I had a Ruger Alaskin (traded it for an ounce of gold, best trade I ever made) in 454 Cassul.
It had a 2 & 1/2" barrel and was a blast (literally!) to shoot.[/quote

Wonder if that will fit in my pocket?
If it does the ladies will certainly take notice.
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The super redhawk will do anything you want it to do and is relatively cheap to shoot compared to the others mentioned.The 7-8" bbl is just the right length for the Redhawk.Add a nice red dot scope on it and you can hunt deer with it.
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Originally Posted by muskamoot View Post
The super redhawk will do anything you want it to do and is relatively cheap to shoot compared to the others mentioned.The 7-8" bbl is just the right length for the Redhawk.Add a nice red dot scope on it and you can hunt deer with it.
Plus there is a large used market if you want to save a few dollars
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Smith also makes the 329. Its an air-weight 44 mag.
I had a 340PD in 357 that was an absolute beast to shoot. Bet the 44 is way more fun if you're into that sort of thing.
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I've owned my Ruger Super Redhawk 44 (stainless) for almost 30 years. Fun to shoot and not too expensive! It's never let me down!

I was admiring the S&W 500 just last week in Cabelas. Awesome looking weapon! If memory serves me....it was over $1,200.00.
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Smith also makes the 329. Its an air-weight 44 mag.
I had a 340PD in 357 that was an absolute beast to shoot. Bet the 44 is way more fun if you're into that sort of thing.
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
So, I've got a hankering to buy a large caliber revolver, and I'm considering a couple in stainless; a Ruger Super Redhawk 44 or a Smith and Wesson 500. What I haven't looked into yet is whether or not the 500 can shoot 44 rounds.

Anyone own both or either, or perhaps recommend another option? I prefer a 7"-8" barrel...
I would definitely start with a 44 Magnum. The Redhawk is a good choice.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
45 Schofield and 45 Long Colt.
Have you had any problem with pitting or cutting in the cylinder with the shorter cartridges?

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