I've carried a 7-1/2" Redhawk in a crossdraw rig when birdhunting during deer season. Protection against an irate buck, of course.
I've always done a lot of walking hunting, and carry my rifle mostly slung over my right shoulder. That wipes out a right-side carry. I've carried a coup-de-grace pistol in a shoulder holster, occasionally.
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