When I hunt now I use a scoped 30.06, but I'd like to start also carrying a .44 handgun. When I'm really good at stalking close and shooting the .44 I plan to start leaving the .06 in the truck.
But for at least a year or so I figure I'll carry BOTH my rifle on my back and the .44 in a shoulder holster (If nothing else, good backup).
Herein lies the dilema, Members of my local gunclub are selling these two guns:
1. Ruger Red Hawk 7 1/2 inch blued. Minor holster wear. $300
2. Ruger Super BlackHawk 10 1/2 inch Stainless. Close to new condition. $350
Pricewise, the SBH seems a better buy. And I prefer stainless. However, at 10 1/2" it is ONE HEAVY MOTHER!!! Which would you buy, and why?
Thanks for your time!