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    That was my very first handgun. It still holds an honored place in my safe. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I haven't gotten it dirty in several years. It has served me very well taking everything from whitetails to ruff grouse (with powder puff loads). It's very accurate, totally reliable and strong. What's not to like? I put Pachmayr grips on mine soon after I bought it, and they're still there. (They protect me from the dragoon style trigger guard and fit my hands better).

    Aside from grips, the only adjustments I've made to the gun are a replaced front sight (because I stupidly dropped my gun and broke the factory sight-ugh!). I also replaced the cylinder base pin with one from Belt Mountain--just because I once read it would make the gun "tighter". I guess it did. Finally, I fire lapped the bore, following directions from Veral Smith's stuff. Honestly, I was a babe in the woods in every one of the above, but I was apparently fortunate, because the gun shoots better than ever and it's bore is easier to keep clean. The gun is currently sighted in for a 300 gr. WFN gas checked bullet over an appropriate dose of W296. Recoil is noticeable, but not punishing. It's a lot more fun to shoot with a 240 gr. cast bullet over 7 gr. of Unique-which also works just fine for small game.

    Enjoy your SBH. It's a classic.

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    Great buy ! Ruger will last you for years.

    Sent from my ADR6410LVW using Tapatalk 2

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    Damn! That was quick, Trey. Congrats. I have a bag of 300 gr. bullets and maybe a set of dies for a .44 mag. I know I have the bullets. Let me look for the dies and maybe we can do some trading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Allen View Post
    Damn! That was quick, Trey. Congrats. I have a bag of 300 gr. bullets and maybe a set of dies for a .44 mag. I know I have the bullets. Let me look for the dies and maybe we can do some trading.

    Scott
    Awesome! let me now. I still have those 9mm dies for you, and am looking out for 9mm ammo for you as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nothinghead View Post
    While at the Mid Atlantic Winter meet, there was much philosophizing. One topic I brought up was the merits of different calibers in the ruger Blackhawk, and it was largely decided that for my needs, a 44 magnum or 41 magnum would get the job done. I left the meet with the idea that if one came along, I would try and pick it up. Only the next day I was out looking for ammunition when I came across a stainless steel Super Blackhawk in 44 magnum with a 7.5" barrel used at a local sporting goods shop. Once my wait period is over, I'll let you know how she shoots.
    A waiting period, is that a state law or what? As soon as they run the background check in Louisiana we can walk out with any weapon we want to buy. Where do you live?

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    many winters ago, my good friend (RIP Not rest in peace but RIP as a nickname, he is butcher and somehow picked up that nick name) bought a .44 mag blackhawk.

    Rip is a smallish man, and the recoil cracked his wrist bone a bit. He traded it to me for a .44special and I still have that one. It is one of my favorite handguns for woods loafing.

    I believe it will long outlast me and be passed on to one of my sons (or daughter).

    Nothing quite as enjoyable as a nice single action, and rugers are tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaddius Bickerton View Post
    Rip is a smallish man, and the recoil cracked his wrist bone a bit.
    Must have been a short barrel?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    A waiting period, is that a state law or what? As soon as they run the background check in Louisiana we can walk out with any weapon we want to buy. Where do you live?
    Maryland and we have a 7 day waiting period when buying regulated weapons. With all the latest B.S. the 7 day has turned into 17 days or more because of backlog!

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    Congrats on a fine new wheelgun. I love my Blackhawks in .41 and .357. Don't know what they have in stock right now but Georgia Arms usually has good prices on ammo. I buy their cowboy loads for the .41 and have a buddy reload it for me.

    Tapatalk ate my spelling and grammar.

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    That revolver will serve you well, I have the hunter model and really like it. I am on the lookout now for a short barreled one as well. When you find the load they like they are scary accurate and will shoot most anything good enough.

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