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    want to buy either a Ruger 4inch redhawk 44mag or 5inch taurus raging bull 454. Looking for some feedback. Ruger is 47oz and taurus is 51oz. I cannot decide which one to get, I like both of them. My dealer says both guns are high quality.

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    You might also look at the Ruger 454 Alaskan in the 2/12" barrel, it weighs in at 41 oz. and will of course also chamber the 45 long colt cartridge (for a lighter personal defense load). For bears while fishing, I like it alot.

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    Must have a 4 inch barrel to be legal to hunt with in WI, actually must have a 5.5 inch but in a revolver the cyclinder counts in the measurement. That eliminates the Alaskan rugers.

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    I haven't messed with the Taurus, but I've had a 7 1/2" Redhawk since year they were introduced, long long ago. Dandy, dandy action that's easily tuneable. If you're willing to consider the 5" Taurus, how about a 44 RH with it's 5 or 5 1/2" barrel (can't remember which it is). I've got a 4" Smith too, and if you're not right on top of your shooting game, it's going to be hard to hunt with. A little extra sighting radius will help a lot.

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    +1 for the Ruger.

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