Ruger Redhawk

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  1. JGguns

    JGguns

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    A guy has a 95% Stainless Redhawk with 5.5 inch barrel, no box or papers. He said it was made in 1996, he als0 has 450 (A few differant types of brands but just to be safe lets assume its the cheapest factory loads avalable) rounds of factory loaded 44 mag, and 250 rounds or reloading hp's . Can someone please give me a decent ballpark on this? I want a 44 mag but I have n clue what this would be worth... Also opionions on the redhawk would be great. Thanks alot fellas:wavey:
     
  2. bac1023

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    Well, they won't win any beauty contests, but the Redhawk is a strong, solid 44mag.

    The action is rough, like any Ruger, but it will last forever.

    I've got a blued 2002 model.


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  3. cphilip

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    $450 for the gun I would say. The 5.5 can be a tad harder to find on the used market sometimes if thats what your wanting.

    and perhaps again that much more for the ammo, believe it or not... Last cheapest Winchester White box I saw was $37 for 50 rounds. Some of it goes for more like 40 plus per 50 rounds. So your looking at least around $450 for the ammo too.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Buy it. Great gun. $450-$500 would be fair.
     
  5. JGguns

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    Well I wuldnt be buying it. He wants my 686-5 and 150 cash. I have wanted to try a 44 mag. What do you guys think? If I run maybe 200 rounds through it and dont like it, you think I can re coupe my money out of it? Good or bad trade?
     
  6. Pepiot

    Pepiot Yippee ki-yay...

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    Personally I wouldn't get rid of your 686. I think you will definately regret it.
     
  7. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    Unless your 686 is a beat up POS that is a bad trade.
     
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    686 is in excellent shape. Its 686-5 4" barrel. I have found another 686-3 so thats why I am considering it. Lol well I have had my smith for trade for awhile and so far this is the only thing I have gotten offered that I am interested in. This and a BNIB XDM9 with extra mag and 50 rds of speer gold dots. I love the smith but riht now I dont need 2.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'd trade one-for-one, but no way in hell the Redhawk is worth a 686 PLUS another $150!!!
     
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    Well the redhawk does come with 700 rounds of 44 mag....
     
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    It wins a beauty contest- with me as beholder :supergrin: ;a workhorse and a keeper!
     
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    The 686 is worth more than the Redhawk.

    Of course, it would cost a great deal to buy 700 rounds of 44mag.
     
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    If he is including all the ammo in his end of the deal then it is a fairly good deal. Like I said, your looking at a $900 - $1000 value with the ammo thrown in.

    But if its just gun for gun plus $150 then no it is not.
     
  14. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    The way I see it the Redhawk comes with 450 rounds of ammo and 250 rounds worth of components that you need to pull, buy new powder for, and reload. Don't shoot some unknown fellas reloads.

    FWIW the Redhawk is a great gun, I have a 7.5" scoped Redhawk. They go for $400-$500ish around here depending on condition.