Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 63

Thread: Ruger Super Blackhawk

  1. #31
    Scout Thaddius Bickerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern Appalachian Foothills
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked 649 Times in 309 Posts

    Default

    I suspect that felt recoil is subjective to an individual.

    I like my .45 long colts and .44 mags.

    If one goes with top end loads in the ruger (it is very strong action so can handle some pretty impressive stuff) Bought corbon or buffalo bore the recoil in a .44 can be up there with the .454 and such.

    Grips also impact it, again JMHO.

    Of all the handguns I have fired a S&W 4 inch .357 with full house loads seems to have a sharper sting than the .44 and .45 but again just what I feel.

    No doubt that a .44 mag and reloading will give one a range of options that few other handguns can offer. Low power clones of .44 special or just use .44 special, up through heavy for caliber bullets at max power for very large game.

    I'm pretty sure the .44mag has taken just about everything from rats at the dump with shot shells up through elephants. (now elephants would be some kind of scary with .44 IMHO)

    I have fired a .458 lott (Like a longer case .458 win mag) and the recoil from that is truly something that will wake you up and move you back, but hard as it hits, if I faced dangerous game I guess I would not notice it, esp. breaking a charge.

    For basic self defense I prefer a 1911 in .45 acp, but for all around it is almost impossible to fault a good ruger blackhawk in .44 or .45 lc

    I have been thinking that a .45ACP using full moon clips would let me focus a lot of my simple reloading on just the one caliber, then switch to the heavier cartridges for when needs call, but I always love a good single action.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Thaddius Bickerton For This Useful Post:


  3. #32
    Scout Fiddlehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    478
    Thanks
    548
    Thanked 436 Times in 255 Posts

    Default

    Good Luck, it's a great handgun. I have had the same one for 20 years. I had mine shortened to 5 inches and Magnaported. It was an idea I got from reading an article on how Hank Williams customized his Super Blackhawk. I also put black packmyer grips on. When walking in bear country I load with Federal Premium solid hunting loads.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Fiddlehead For This Useful Post:


  5. #33
    Guide tree-ratsniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    somewhere in time
    Posts
    1,493
    Thanks
    3,868
    Thanked 1,790 Times in 629 Posts

    Default

    Hard to beat a SBH, I've taken a pile of deer with them over the years!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to tree-ratsniper For This Useful Post:


  7. #34
    Guide Supporter Scott Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Socialist Republic of Maryland
    Posts
    3,624
    Thanks
    10,405
    Thanked 4,721 Times in 1,765 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tree-ratsniper View Post
    Hard to beat a SBH, I've taken a pile of deer with them over the years!
    Holy crap! How long is that barrel? Looks like it ought to qualify for rifle status!

    Scott

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Scott Allen For This Useful Post:


  9. #35
    Guide Bush Class Basic Certified nothinghead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Longing for the north woods
    Posts
    3,456
    Thanks
    2,123
    Thanked 2,356 Times in 654 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Allen View Post
    Holy crap! How long is that barrel? Looks like it ought to qualify for rifle status!

    Scott
    It looks like the 10.5"

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to nothinghead For This Useful Post:


  11. #36
    Overkill is underrated Supporter Fat Old Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    SW Tennessee
    Posts
    1,405
    Thanks
    3,450
    Thanked 2,405 Times in 921 Posts

    Default

    Sweeet! Nice to pair with a lever-action trapper carbine!

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Fat Old Man For This Useful Post:


  13. #37
    Scout Meathunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    215
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 131 Times in 98 Posts

    Default

    Just picked up my first hand cannon right before Christmas, ended up getting the SBH 44 mag with a 4 5/8" barrel. I was a little intimidated on the first trigger pull ( 300 grain Hornady JHP ) but the gun just rocked back in my hand. My lord did I fall in love, 50 something rounds later and it was still comfy to shoot, still have the stock grips on her, I fonded a few with the Hogue grips and didn't really like the feel so no changes to the grip in the future, I did however get a fiber optic front sight installed on her just recently and picked up some 240 grain hard cast hand loaded from a buddy who has been reloading these for quite some time ( he says they are pretty hot ) so hopefully I can get out and try the new sights and handloads out this weekend.

    Enjoy your new baby, I know that mine sure puts a huge smile on my face with every squeeze of the trigger.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Meathunter For This Useful Post:


  15. #38
    Guide tree-ratsniper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    somewhere in time
    Posts
    1,493
    Thanks
    3,868
    Thanked 1,790 Times in 629 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nothinghead View Post
    It looks like the 10.5"
    Yep. 3-4" ironsight groups or less @100 yards with hand loads (if I do my part).

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tree-ratsniper For This Useful Post:


  17. #39
    Tracker Ivan RoachCoach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    47
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 24 Times in 7 Posts

    Default

    Super Blackhawks are probably the finest-shooting, toughest & well-balanced heavy hitters going.
    I've had mine for over 20 years now & used it on everything from wild boars to dispatching the occasional nuisance 'gator or rattlesnake one tends to encounter while out hunting here in Florida.

    Mine's also got the 7-" barrel, which makes it an accurate shooter with very little felt recoil thanks to the extra weight.


  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ivan RoachCoach For This Useful Post:


  19. #40
    Permanent Student Supporter alrany187's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Along the Straits of Niagara
    Posts
    275
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked 249 Times in 71 Posts

    Default

    My SBH sports a 5 1/2" barrel. This is one of the first when they came out with under a 7 1/2" bbl. It has a Super Blackhawk upper and a regular Blackhawk lower frame. When I got it, the cylinder dragged in one spot. Sent it to Magna-Port and they fixed the drag, ported the barrel and installed a C-More front sight. I am thinking of switching to a fiber optic front sight now. The Lanyard loop screw comes from Hogue, they have it for Ruger and S&W models. But you have to call to order it and you'll have to trim the screw length on some models.



    Regards,

    Ellis

  20. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to alrany187 For This Useful Post:


Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •