Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Specialty Handgun Hunting

Specialty Handgun Hunting Techniques For Specialty Handgun Hunting


Reply

ruger super red hawk question

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-12-2007, 10:20 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Central Missouri
Posts: 292
ruger super red hawk question

I have a ruger super red hawk 44 mag with the 9.5 barrel. I can shoot it into a Copenhagen lid 6 times at 100 yards. What I am wondering how far could this pistol be used for? Will be used for hunting whitetails in the Ozarks of Missouri, and targets as far as I can work up to.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2007, 06:31 AM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,831
Re: ruger super red hawk question

I have shot mine at targets out to 300 yards with suprising accuracy. On game a hot load in a SRH will easily take a whitetail put to 200 yards.

The problem becomed getting the bullet drop correct.

I would personally hold shots on big game to 150 yards and under with a scoped 44 mag SRH.

I would also recommend you use a heavier bullet for longer range shooting. Also I would recommend a quality LBT designed hard cast. At longer range you will not get much expansion with a HP or SP bullet and the wide nose on the LBT bullet designes are better on game anyway in my opinon.

Its all putting the bullet on the right spot with handguns and then getting penetration. With the heavy hard cast, the latter is never an issue.

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: ruger super red hawk question
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger Super Redhawk 480 cal. hunter4764 Guns For Sale 2 04-19-2011 05:09 PM
Ruger Super black hawk scope question camoman80 Specialty Handgun Hunting 0 09-30-2009 09:12 AM
Ruger Super Redhawk jasonstewart Guns For Sale 4 01-13-2009 09:12 PM
Ruger super red hawk oldfamily Guns For Sale 0 01-29-2008 12:20 PM
ruger SS super blackhawk 44 mag BountyHunter Guns For Sale 9 03-13-2007 06:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC