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    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.


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    Excellent choice!!

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    Great choice! You will love it!

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    You done good my friend; and it certainly would have been my choice between the two calibers and barrel configuration.

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    Can't go wrong........excellet find.......Congrats.

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    Someday someday.

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    I love my Super Blackhawk Hunter in .44 mag - that thing is a nail driver bought from someone on a glock forum for $400 a couple years back got a nice galco hip holster for it - she comes with me when I am in bear territory and up on my buddies tree farm.
    I put a houge grip on it and fell in love all over again - I highly recommend it!


    Enjoy!!

    Example of mine from the interweb - I ussually carry without the scope

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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.
    You did say that money was burning a hole in your pocket! LoL
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    I only paid $400 for it, so there was plenty of money left for more ammo. I realized a year or so ago that I had all these children and nothing to feed them, so I have been trying to spend more money on ammo. The only problem is I keep getting more and more calibers!

    Have you ever fed a new 45-70 lever gun? It ain't cheap!

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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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