Does Wildalaska Get Royalties?: Ruger® Super Redhawk® Alaskan™


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roo_ster
November 15, 2004, 08:29 PM
Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan (http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/News-11-11-2004B.html)

I've been thinking of getting a Redhawk in .44mag & having the bbl lopped to 4". I am re-thinking that move.

Now, here's the question: Which cartridge? (.454casull or .480ruger)

Discuss amongst yourselves..I'm getting a little verklempt...

Oh, here's a pic:
http://www.ruger.com/Corporate/images/News-11-11-2004B.jpg

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9MonkeyMonkey
November 15, 2004, 08:40 PM
Oohhh.... I like that a lot. I'd go for 454 and have the cylinder cut for moonclips. You could shoot 45 acp, 45 colt, and 454 casull.

Marshall
November 15, 2004, 08:56 PM
The 480 Ruger is a great load in my opinion! I prefer it to the 454 Casull, less kick, huge hole and at 1350 fps and 1315 ft lbs with a 325gr bullet, still provides a ton of power! With that said, I would tend to lean toward the 45 caliber gun. It's very versitle and can shoot anything from, the Casull's to the Magnum 45 Colts from Cor Bon and Buffullo Bore, to normal loads and soft cowboy loads. If you handload, you can really go wild. Personally, I wouldn't moon clip it, turns it into a sissy gun. :evil:

Wildalaska
November 15, 2004, 09:00 PM
Build a better mousetrap!


:)

Aint the first time that a major comapny has borrowed from WWG...ever seeen a Marlin Guide Gun:)

Our Wolverine is a 4 inch barrel instead of a 2 1/2...weighs about 8 ouces less and is moon clipped to shoot 45 acp.....whether thats worth the extra $750...only the market will tell...

Wonder what velocity figures ya get out of a 2 1/2 inch 454, vis a vis a 4

Good to see that brilliant ideas get borrowed!

WildimitationisthesicerestformofflatteryAlaska

MrMurphy
November 15, 2004, 09:13 PM
I guess you could handload a lower-powered .480 Ruger for antipersonnel use and call it the .48 Magnum. :neener:

Zundfolge
November 15, 2004, 09:16 PM
Jack Huntington (http://www.jrhgunmaker.com/) beat 'em to it ... only he calls it the Streethawk.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1236577


Oh and I say go for .454 Casull 'cause then you can shoot a variety of .45 calibers in it as well.


Of course I bet you can buy 2 "Alaskans" for what one Streethawk would cost.

BusMaster007
November 15, 2004, 11:49 PM
I'm glad to see BOTH of these 'Super Snubby' guns in the same thread.
I saw that Super Street Hawk and bought the magazine JUST FOR THE PICTURES!
After seeing it was a 'one-off' and an expensive one at that, I gave up on that idea and decided to go for the long-tube cannon in .454 ( versatility of the ammo selection ).
THEN, Ruger releases the 'Alaskan'! There we go,then! :D

In the article in American Handgunner for the SRH/StreetHawk, it says it was shooting a Hornady 335-gr. HC bullet at 1232fps(?) for 2.5" groups at 50 FEET.
Now, that's what the gun is designed to do. It's not a 'hunting' gun, it's a 'kill an animal that wants to eat you' gun made to shoot HARD at short distance.
That's my take on it.
In that regard, it's perfect.
You just have to decide if you want 'versatility' or BIG HOLE power!

I wonder how soon it'll be on the shelves at the local dealer's shops?

SnWnMe
November 16, 2004, 01:50 AM
What's the point of this gun?

Buck Snort
November 16, 2004, 02:19 AM
The point? Why, FUN of course!!

BusMaster007
November 16, 2004, 09:10 AM
What's the point of this gun? :what:

You're right, there is no point.
There's no point in any gun.
I'm getting rid of all of mine, now.
I've lost interest.
There's no point in getting excited about any gun anymore.
They're all useless pieces of machinery that serve no purpose other than killing.
What do you need a gun for, anyway? :uhoh:

:neener:

:D

Werewolf
November 16, 2004, 12:46 PM
:what:

You're right, there is no point.
There's no point in any gun.
I'm getting rid of all of mine, now.
I've lost interest.
:DWellllllll...

As long as you feel that way :scrutiny:

I'd be very happy to take all of yours off your hands for you. ;)

Imagine how happy the folks at the VPC will be to know another arsenal has been disposed of and another sheep dependent on the powers that be has been born - imagine. :what:

Go ahead you know you want to. :evil:

Black Snowman
November 16, 2004, 12:54 PM
It's the answer to all those annoying "wild animal defense" threads ;)

P. Plainsman
November 16, 2004, 01:32 PM
The point of the gun is to ensure more revolver screen time in action flicks. Yeah yeah, bear country, got it, Ruger. ;) I will be very disappointed if xXx doesn't brandish one of these on screen in the next few years. Cf. Paul Hogan: "This is a knife."

rock jock
November 16, 2004, 01:51 PM
That Steerthawk is positively UGLY!

SnWnMe
November 16, 2004, 08:56 PM
I asked the question in the hopes of baiting out the ppl who questioned the utility of the 500S&W Mag to say something about the usefulness of a 2.5" 454. :)

I just might get a 45LC snubnose! :)

g_gunter
November 16, 2004, 09:01 PM
Now that Ruger has finally gotten a little creative on their Super Redhawk frame I am waiting for their 4" or 5" verson of the gun. Once that happens, all bets are off. I'm getting one!

g_gunter

Keyser Soze
November 17, 2004, 01:50 AM
I can't wait to see the HUGE fireball coming out of that barrel when you fire it with fullpower loads. Not only can you put a 300+grain bullet through the offending critter you can also set it ablaze with the muzzzle blast.

I still like my 7.5" model but I wish Ruger would have made a more practical 4" or 5" model.

KS

genie
November 17, 2004, 12:17 PM
ahh...i can literally feel all my rationalization oozing away like a post-nasal drip.

just the sheer lunacy of it is so tempting. it's a safe way of satisfying the "look ma, no hands" itch. iwantoneiwantoneiwantone!! :D

41mag
November 17, 2004, 12:32 PM
I can't wait to see the HUGE fireball coming out of that barrel when you fire it with fullpower loads. Not only can you put a 300+grain bullet through the offending critter you can also set it ablaze with the muzzzle blast.


Kill it 'n' grill it!

All in one easy step!

:D

Warren
December 16, 2004, 03:57 AM
Click here. (http://www.simplyrugged.com/)

They also have pancake holsters and belts but I hear the wait is about a year.

Boats
December 16, 2004, 11:35 AM
If used for self-defense against the two legged, what you get is a revolver that makes the coroner at the morgue say, "What in the hell hit this guy?" :evil:

Warren
December 16, 2004, 02:48 PM
Nothing wrong with that.

Though a stick-in-the-ass DA might try to make something of it.

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