I have recently become very interested in deer hunting with a hand gun. I have been doing a lot of shopping around and research but thought I would come get the opinion of ogfers. I'm not looking for anything for this season. I want to get something and spend some time with it at the range before doing this. I am really liking the Ruger Super Redhawk line. What is the best caliber for deer hunting? I looked at .44 Mag, .480 Ruger, and the S&W .500 which I think is very over priced at $1199. I really like the .480 but I like all the hunting options that come on the .44 Mag. It is all ready drilled for a scope and rings are readily available. Should I even be considering a scope for a hand gun? All opinions are appreciated!!