What's the range on my .44

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Country101, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    What kind of range do I have on my Ruger .44 Super Red Hawk with some typical loads? I've got some reloaded shells that are a little higher power(300 grain cast-lead flatnose; I cant remember how much powder though) and I want to use it for deer hunting. If the range isn't too far, I wont bother getting a scope put on it.

    Country101
     
  2. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    I shoot 310gr Cast Garrett's in my Redhawk - 8" barrell. 1325fps as advertised. I use the iron sights on it and feel comfortable out to 100 yds. I feel it carries decent energy out to 150-200 yds, but wouldn't take a shot like that with my skills (or lack there of...)
     

  3. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Oh, found a document that puts the 100 yd energy of this round at 870 ft lbs. (muzzle is 1200....)
     
  4. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Where did you find the info at? I'd like to look at some differant loads to see what I would want to shoot.

    Are the Garret's about the same as other brands, or is there a significant differance?

    Thnaks for the info.

    Country101
     
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