...esp with heavy loads.
When it comes to "shootability" (not sure how I'd define this - maybe points good, shoots good?), has anyone shot both the 4.2" (KRH-444, Mod 5026) and 5.5" (KRH-445, Mod 5004) Ruger Redhawks enough to comment on pros/cons of the 5.5"?
Last year, I was reading about a line of high performance .44Mag ammo, the most potent of which were limited to certain revolvers. The Redhawk was one of those last revolvers standing, so to speak. Then at a local gun counter, a RH445 owner strongly favored the 5.5" barrel over the 4. Makes sense, but the weights don't seem close enough (49 vs 47oz) to make much difference. Maybe it has more to do with overall length (11" vs 9.5") or how the weight is distributed. Is the 5.5" significantly better for regularly shooting heavy .44Mag loads? Thanks.