Saw a Ruger Redhawk 357. How much is it worth?


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Tman
August 22, 2005, 10:11 PM
Went to the local gunshow yesterday and saw a Ruger Redhawk 357. I don't recall whether it was a 4" or 6" (thinking it was 6"), but it was one big sucker. It had been fired but everything seemed to be in good shape. Was this worth $650?

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KONY
August 22, 2005, 10:36 PM
Went to the local gunshow yesterday and saw a Ruger Redhawk 357. I don't recall whether it was a 4" or 6" (thinking it was 6"), but it was one big sucker. It had been fired but everything seemed to be in good shape. Was this worth $650?

They were made with a 5.5" or 7.5" barrel ... as to value, while relatively rare, I doubt these revolvers are worth much of a premium over regular Redhawks. At most, I say you should pay $500 (at most) if like-new and work your way down from there. These revolvers are extremely over-built for the .357 cartridge so it would be a good test-revolver for extremely hot reloads.

Ben Shepherd
August 22, 2005, 10:43 PM
If it passes the revover checkout, maybe. But only if it's on your have to have list at that price.

P95Carry
August 22, 2005, 11:20 PM
Sounds overpriced to me - tho if in good shape and ''want'' exceeds ''need'' LOL - then I doubt you'd be dispappointed.

For 357 and if SA is adequate a Blackhawk will also be a tough platform.

I'd actually want to only pay around $450 I think - just my 2c.

HSMITH
August 22, 2005, 11:38 PM
Demand on these is high, and so is the price. Lots of handloaders out there see the 357 Redhawk as anti-stupid strong, there is NO way to blow it up according to them and they are trying. Some of them will succeed in blowing it up, some will hit a blast/recoil threshold first, either way a lot of the 357 Redhawks out there have been beat on heavily. It is a desireable gun on the market today, but I would look one over closely to make sure it hasn't been 'tested' to see what it will hold.

RCL
August 23, 2005, 06:13 AM
For that kind of money you could get a nice, older (and more collectable) Model 27 S&W.

Tman
August 23, 2005, 09:06 PM
Thanks everybody. Thought the price might have been a wee bit too high. A ruger redhawk in .357 looked like it could have handled nuclear loads, I bet it would have been fun.

Ben Shepherd
August 23, 2005, 11:33 PM
I have some of those. Let's just say that I am running a 180gr hornady XTP at 1600 f.p.s. with no problems. ( I won't post the data, this is one of those CAREFULLY and SLOWLY researched "for my gun only" loads.)

Yes, they are "stupid" strong, but very heavy as well. But hey, standard 357 stuff recoils like mild 38 in these things

slick6
August 23, 2005, 11:51 PM
Well, that is the beauty of the Ruger Redhawk .357-as it is a "Picnic" to shoot these guns, without having to fight any recoil at all! And, this is true, even with the most potent .357 magnum loads! And, these .357 Redhawk's are much more fun to shoot, than is my S&W Model 27-2 and my Model 28-3, since these recoil much more than does my .357 Redhawk! :neener: :D

HogRider
August 24, 2005, 12:39 AM
There is a reason why the 357 Redhawk is so popular with Handloaders...

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4864/redhawk357f4pg.jpg

bpisler
August 24, 2005, 08:31 PM
HogRider is correct!!! :)

KONY
August 27, 2005, 12:17 PM
If S&W wakes up and makes a 10-shot .357 based on the X-frame, the price for .357 Redhawks will go down. :cool:

444
August 27, 2005, 01:38 PM
I have both the 5.5" and the 7.5" and I paid far less than that price for them. Without getting up and finding the receipt I would guess that I paid something in the 300s for them. This was Within the last five years, probably less.

Personally, I don't think they are practical. They are REAL heavy and after about 50-60 rounds I am no longer shooting at my best. When I start to approach 100 rounds I have lost interest.

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