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Old July 29, 2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Ruger Redhawk 357....bring it back with 8 rounds

I have seen a couple of Ruger Redhawks in 357 pop up on other boards recently. I know only a few were made years ago. The cylinder on that thing make the 357 holes look tiny. It has me wishing they would bring it back only this time with 8 rounds.

Is it big enough for 8 shots?
How does the frame size compare the the S&W 686+?
Does anyone think there would be much of a market for this besides me?
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Old July 29, 2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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I would buy one!
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Old July 29, 2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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A relative had one of those he sold it last year for $400. It had never been fired.

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Old July 30, 2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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A relative had one of those he sold it last year for $400. It had never been fired.

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There is one listed (used) on another forum for $800
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Old July 30, 2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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My dad has one and I think it's only been to the range once or twice. An eight shot would be sweet.
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Old August 2, 2012, 03:10 PM   #6
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Here is a link to a shooting test of a 5.5" Redhawk .357 that you guys might enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ep5CscHfs
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Old August 2, 2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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They did not sell well when they made them as 6 shots. Even as an 8 shot I doubt it would sell well. Not much of a market for large heavy weight 357's.
The few folks here who would want one does not make a big market.

S&W offered an 8 shot on the larger N frame also.
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Old August 2, 2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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They did not sell well when they made them as 6 shots. Even as an 8 shot I doubt it would sell well. Not much of a market for large heavy weight 357's.
The few folks here who would want one does not make a big market.

S&W offered an 8 shot on the larger N frame also.
Yeah, I am sure Ruger knows more about these things than I do, that is why we do not see it on the market.

I for one would buy, one and if I win the powerball I will have one made for me?
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Old August 2, 2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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S&W and Taurus 8-shot revolvers definitely have a market. They're not as highly sought after as lighter weight models, but they definitely have a market. I'd think a reasonably priced, high quality model from ruger would have a following.
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Old August 2, 2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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8-shot, 6" full lugged barrel... I'd buy it.

Better yet, do it in a SRH, but lose that fugly thing on the front of the frame.
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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but lose that fugly thing on the front of the frame
The barrel?

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Old August 2, 2012, 09:44 PM   #12
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I'm still waiting on my Redhawk in .45 Colt. Put $50 down in January...

But yeah, if Ruger got to making revolvers again I'd buy one.
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Old August 2, 2012, 11:11 PM   #13
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wouldn't mind if ruger started making the RH in .357 MAX again, maybe in 7 shot.
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Old August 3, 2012, 12:38 AM   #14
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Revolvers were made by GOD and Sam Colt for 6 shots "only"
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Old August 3, 2012, 02:16 AM   #15
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Not sure who made my "5" shot SP101 snubbie, but he does good work. I think God and SC would approve
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Old August 3, 2012, 02:24 AM   #16
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Sam Colt's first revolver was a five-shooter, not six.
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Old August 3, 2012, 02:57 AM   #17
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If they bring back the 357 Redhawk, it should be a 6-shot, chambered in 357/44 Bains-Davis.
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