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We had a bad bear problem at my second home in the Adirondack Mountains this summer and fall, they have been tearing apart homes, cars, etc. looking for food. This past summer six were shot in town (Old Forge, NY) because they were breaking into restaurants and other businesses. Last year's warm winter helped most survive hibernation and this summer’s drought decimated the berry crop so they are crazy for food. Therefore, I bought a little bear protection for myself while I am out and about. I found a NIB Ruger Redhawk with a 4.2"bb in 45 Colt.

 

 



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Couldn't help thinking when I happened along this post....."Skin this one and I'll bring ya another, Pilgrim"
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Nice, real nice.

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Couldn't help thinking when I happened along this post....."Skin this one and I'll bring ya another, Pilgrim"



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Very nice.  I have one just like it.  Nice thing about that model is you can load the powerful .45 colt loads in it.  Not just the wimpy cowboy loads like most .45 colts revo's.  
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Nice. I've got the same gun in 44 mag.
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Neat little hand cannon.  Should be effective on bears and unwanted intruders too
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Very nice.  I have one just like it.  Nice thing about that model is you can load the powerful .45 colt loads in it.  Not just the wimpy cowboy loads like most .45 colts revo's.  


+1.  I have the 5.5" Redhawk in .41 Mag and it's my carry gun in bear country.  I load it HOT with 250gr LFN GC Beartooth Bullets over a case full of Win296.
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This is the holster Coby (ckk1106) recommended I get for mine.  I really like it. 

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Leather-Multi-Position-Holster,1558,1418.htm
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I cheaped out and got the uncle mike's nylon holster for mine.  Works okay for me.
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supertool I like that Blackhawk holster if I go belt holster I may try one of those out but I've been thinking about getting a chest holster because of the guns weight and my lack of waist lineBig Grin If I do go chest holster, I'll get one of these http://7xleather.com/chest_holster or http://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/Chest_Holsters.php
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There is a reason FBI wears their guns on the strong hand side slightly behind the hip bone.  It makes the weapon closer to your hand than it is to someone elses hand and you do not telegraph your intent as you do if you reach across to get your hand closer to the pistol in a cross draw or chest rig. Chest rigs have a place but it is as a secondary weapon while both hands are on the primary rifle. Same with knives high up on the chest that puts them by the strong hand of a person facing you - not ideal.  I prefer a Milt Sparks holster but it takes quite a while to order one in.  You should look at the Buffalo Bore ammo.
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Urimaginaryfrnd,
This Ruger Redhawk revolver in a chest holster is for protection against bears while I'm in the woods! For social purposes I carry a Glock 23 in an Milt Sparks VM-2 IWB holster during the winter and during the summer I carry a  S&W 340PD in a Mika pocket holster. Regarding your ammo choice, I agree that Buffalo Bore +P is the way to go for its intended critter protection purpose.
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

supertool I like that Blackhawk holster if I go belt holster I may try one of those out but I've been thinking about getting a chest holster because of the guns weight and my lack of waist line"
 
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Hey, no need for braggin here. But seriously-sweet rig.
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I was referring to the "lack of waist line", to be specific.
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This is the ammo I plan on carrying in my new gun for bear protection http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=38 What do you think?
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Originally posted by mil169 mil169 wrote:

I was referring to the "lack of waist line", to be specific.
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Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

This is the ammo I plan on carrying in my new gun for bear protection http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=38 What do you think?
Sam
That load is impressive. You might not reach that speed out of that short barrel, but you'll likely have a muzzle blast the size of a basketball- considerable 'shock 'n awe' factor involved. If you miss 'em, you'll intimidate 'em.

 I like that bullet shape- hit 'em hard and cut a big hole all the way through. Speaking of which, a .45 260 gr. Keith- style bullet at a mere 1000 fps is known to shoot clear through a mule deer from one end to the other at 100 yards, but mulies aren't known to bite back.
That BB load is every bit the equal of a .44mag at that weight, with a thicker bullet to boot.

I'd humbly volunteer to check out that pistol for a week or two and make sure it's as neat as it looks.
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Originally posted by Alan Robertson Alan Robertson wrote:

Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

This is the ammo I plan on carrying in my new gun for bear protection http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=38 What do you think?
Sam
That load is impressive. You might not reach that speed out of that short barrel, but you'll likely have a muzzle blast the size of a basketball- considerable 'shock 'n awe' factor involved. If you miss 'em, you'll intimidate 'em.
Intimidate him, If I missed, that load would probably catch him on fireBig Grin
Actually, for my black bear problem I'll probably go with Buffalo Bores Deer Grenade, a 260 grain Medium Cast HP-GC  bullet that will exit my 4" barrel at 1440 fps https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=335  It is supposed to be devastating on deer, hogs and black bear. I'll save the 335 grain rounds for the big boys if I ever go on an Alaskan fishing trip!
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I have been lusting after one of those for several years.  45 Colt is my all time favorite handgun caliber ever.  If I can find one of these or even the S&W 625 Mountain Gun I will buy it and ask forgivness later from the wife. 
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Originally posted by warboar_21 warboar_21 wrote:

I have been lusting after one of those for several years.  45 Colt is my all time favorite handgun caliber ever.  If I can find one of these or even the S&W 625 Mountain Gun I will buy it and ask forgivness later from the wife. 
The reason I bought this over the S&W is because I've read that the Ruger Redhawk can handle the +P heavy for caliber ammo that the S&W cannot, If anyone is more knowledgeable about this than me please chime inThinking
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The Ruger will certainly handle the stout loads longer than the S&W will.  The Smith will handle them but it's not something I would feed it on a regular basis.  I know a guy that has carried a M25 Mountain gun (blued) for a very long time.  His usual woods carry load is the 335gr hard cast pushing 1100fps out of the 4" barrel.  When not hiking up in the mountains he likes to use a more sedate load. 
 
For my Ruger Bisley I have been using the Lee 300gr cast with straight Wheel Weight and air cooled.  I load them over a bunch of H110 with a mag primer.  I set up 8 1 gal water jugs and shot through all eight of them with this load.  It really penetrates.   
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