I have been wanting to pick up a new big bore single action revolver. Most likely it will be a New model Ruger Blackhawk. The purpose of this revolver will be for harvesting deer only. The one big bore that I have never owned is the 41 mag. For obvious reasons I am being drawn to it this time. I have some issues with carple tunnel syndrome on my shooting hand. The last time I took a 44 mag to the range and shot some stout 240 grain loads was not fun.
I have killed deer with various 44 mags with great success. However my success with a 6' 686 with full house loads (158 grainers)has had mixed results on deer causing me to shy away from the 357.
Murphy and the rest..set me straight if you would. Will the 41 mag be the right compromise? Your thoughts on recoil and killing power in regards to big whitetail deer and a puny hand!
I have a Ruger New Model Single Six with a Hogue Mono Grip and it fills my wide stubby hand well. I would probably go the same route with the big bore.
Thanks in advance for your advice! EKC