This 41mag Guy is in Hog Heaven

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  1. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    I finally found the pot-o-gold at the end of the rainbow.......literally!! Since it was raining around here and I could do nothing to trim the honeydo list, I decided to drive to Austin to the SAXET gun show held at the Crockett Convention Center. I took some old holsters hoping to sell them and pick up another nice IWB for either my Wilson Professional or my Taurus PT-145 and there it was..... a stainless Ruger Redhawk in 41mag & with the 5 1/2" barrel I had been wanting for over 10 years. I have placed ads in every type of publication and on every forum I could find looking for one. I found a few used ones for much more than they were worth to me. This one was new, in the box with all the papers and it was priced right. I now have a companion to my stainless Ruger Redhawk 7 1/2" scoped gun also in 41mag. Woohoo!!
    Early Happy Birthday to me!!!!
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    Excellent! Sometimes you are actually able to be in the right place at the right time. Got any pics?
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    tex45acp New Member

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    The scoped gun is my 41mag Redhawk in 7 1/2" barrel length. I'll post the 5 1/2" gun that I just bought when I get my camera back from my son who took it on spring break. Wonder what kind of pictures will be on it when it returns. :p
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  4. Miss88

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    What kind of range do you shoot your scoped gun at? I have a Taurus 454 Casull that I just put a scope on but haven't shot yet. What would be a reasonably good grouping at 50 or 100 yards?
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    With the 2X Leupold scope on my Redhawk, I can from a solid rest, hold a 3" average group out at 125 yards. I will not shoot any farther due to the jacketed hollow point bullet loosing its punch too quickly after that. At 100 yards I can hold the groups to 2 1/2" averages. These are with my handloads. I have not shot at any game animal with this gun unless they were standing broadside and standing still. I know some folks would argue with this limitation and claim that I will never get a shot waiting for those conditions to manifest. I take at least 1 whitetail a year here in Texas doing just that. Before that 1, I have already taken 1 with my bow and arrow.

    You should be able to achieve the same results with the power of that 454 Casull. I have a friend that has a Freedom Arms Single Action in that caliber. He mounted a 4X Leupold on his and he has harvested Elk out to 150 yards.
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    Great, thanks Tex. I'm going to try to spend some time with my 454 this weekend to see what I can do with it. I'll let y'all know. Unless it's so bad that I'm embarrassed.

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