There are two camps of handgun hunters: modern and traditional. Yet, Sturm, Ruger & Company’s new Super Redhawk 10mm revolver blends them together nicely while setting a new course for the cartridge.
What makes the 10mm Auto so successful is that it’s one of the hardest hitting pistol rounds and functions well as a hunting round. But it’s a different story in a wheelgun where cartridges like the rimmed .41 Magnum or .44 Magnum hold ballistics that are equal to or superior than the 10mm.
While ballistically the cartridge may not be worth getting cranked up about, there’s still a reason Ruger started producing 10mm revolvers. With less pressure and a heftier weight, the shooter will feel less recoil with a 10mm than a .44 Magnum. On top of that, a 10mm revolver gives shooters the ability to fire .40 S&W, which is just icing on the cake for fans of the popular pistol round.