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Bob Wright 07-07-2008 02:52 PM

5,000 Round Milestone............
 
I stumbled across this Ruger in May of 2005, and old three-screw .357 Magnum Blackhawk, with the safety conversion installed, no original parts. I rounded up the necessary parts, with a wide trigger from Dave Clements, and bought an Old Army steel grip frame. Sent the gun off to Dave Clements for conversion to .44 Special and case hardening/coloring by Doug Turnbull. Cary Chapman made the walnut grips:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../100_62331.jpg


Spent a little time working up a good load, and Saturday's outing put the gun past the 5,000 round mark.


I like this gun.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...s/103_0752.jpg


Bob Wright

Gramps 07-07-2008 10:44 PM

Very nice group! I've never fired a 44 Special. What's the kick like compared to 357 and 44 Magnums that I have fired?

Bob Wright 07-08-2008 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gramps (Post 30803)
Very nice group! I've never fired a 44 Special. What's the kick like compared to 357 and 44 Magnums that I have fired?


Well, if you mean "kick" as in thrill, its a hoot!

If you mean "kick" as in recoil, there's no comparison with either the .357 or .44 Magnum. It's much tamer than either, more like a .45 Colt. There's not so much recoil, little muzzle flip. The gun rolls up less.

Best as I can describe it.

Bob Wright

Gramps 07-08-2008 05:24 PM

Thanks Bob. I did mean as in recoil but I certainly appreciate the other definition as well. :D

Ruger Redhawk 07-09-2008 02:45 AM

That's a real nice gun you have there Bob and nice group.Love those grips. Good find.

Mark F 08-19-2008 01:56 PM

YOu can't go wrong with a Ruger 357. I have a Ruger 44 Mag. Bisley and it's my "funest" gun to shoot.

BigO01 08-19-2008 02:30 PM

I've never been one that having to thumb the hammer back for each shot sounded like fun to , but , I can appreciate beautiful weapon when I see one and that most definitely is one gorgeous gun especially those grips .

To top it off it looks like accuracy is very good .

Fine weapon you have there sir I am envious .

Mark F 08-22-2008 11:40 AM

Here is what my Ruger Bisley 44 Mag can do at 25 yards using iron sights... and a bench rest.


Pulling the hammer back isn't such a big deal, if accuracy means anything to you.



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