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shafferds
02-23-2012, 8:29 AM
Good day Calguns, am looking for insight what to keep I have a ruger redhawk in 7 1/2 barrel 44 mag or ruger vaquero 45lc 5 1/2 barrel??

shafferds
02-23-2012, 8:33 AM
This will be used for range and hiking duties.

Bartin
02-23-2012, 9:42 AM
do you reload?

theduece
02-23-2012, 9:52 AM
Do you own another firearm in the same caliber?

11011500a
02-23-2012, 10:04 AM
keep the 44 easy to find on the shelf 44mag/44spl.

DannyInSoCal
02-23-2012, 10:17 AM
SA revolvers are a pain in the arse.

Got rid of mine for that very reason...

shafferds
02-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Yes I reload and have dies for both.

Cuda440
02-23-2012, 10:26 AM
I would keep the 45lc, just because I like the look of the shorter barrel.

I'm a big fan of both calibers, but I like that cheap 45lc is very light loads that are fun at the range, even for beginners. BUT, you can also buy 45lc +p thats right up there with the hot 44mag loads.

You can get 45lc as weak as 300 ft-lbs, and as hot as 1200 ft-lbs. Range use, and hiking defense.

Andy Taylor
02-23-2012, 10:32 AM
If it is for hiking, a 5.5" Vaquero will pack a whole lot easier than a 7.5" Redhawk.

scarville
02-23-2012, 10:36 AM
That's a tough call. If I had to make that choice right now, I'd probably keep the 44 and sell the 45. The 44 is a more flexible cartridge IMO and the DA revolver is the more useful platform.

Nevertheless, if it were me either choice would give cause for regret some time in the future.

ckprax
02-23-2012, 4:45 PM
What other revolvers do you have? They are both great guns, a da revolver is more pratice. Both are great and versatile rounds.

Tough choice.

shafferds
02-23-2012, 5:19 PM
I have smith&wesson model 10 and 19.

11011500a
02-23-2012, 5:26 PM
S&W 19 should take care of any thing in Ca & K frame is nice to carry

wtkaiser
02-24-2012, 7:35 AM
You will regret it either way, but if I had to do it, I'd dump the .45. The .44 is SO very versatile, as you probably know since you reload. It will do everything the .45 will and a lot more.

shafferds
02-24-2012, 7:45 AM
Its more for consolidation of calibers and I have acces to other 44mags if need be.

ckprax
02-24-2012, 7:47 AM
Its more for consolidation of calibers and I have acces to other 44mags if need be.

Well there you go, dump the redhawk and keep the vaquero.

PEZHEAD265
02-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Well there you go, dump the redhawk and keep the vaquero.

If he has access to other 44 mags why dump the Redhawk??The Redhawk all the way a little heavy but a much better hiking gun.