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Bob Wright 03-02-2009 03:46 PM

Another milestone passed...........
Saturday's range session with this gun saw it pass the 17,000 round mileage marker. It's a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum and was my primary hunting gun for awhile. Bought the gun in December of 1971. In the summer of 1981 I made what I call my best field shot, dropping a groundhog at 110 yards in an Ohio pasture. Pet load at the time was the Keith 245gr. SWC (Lyman #429421) over 25.0 grs. of DuPont (then) Imr-4227.

I bought the brass grip frame separately, from Ruger, for $20. Grips are walnut from CaryC.

I split the barrel after about 10,000 rounds so had the gun rebarreled. Also had it refinished as I got caught in a rainstorm with the gun in a new holster. The wet leather reacted with the bluing and peeled off where it contacted the leather.

Bob Wright

CA357 03-02-2009 03:48 PM

Sounds like a trusted companion.

30-30remchester 03-03-2009 02:18 AM

Now this is a gun that has earned a name , does it have one?

Bob Wright 03-04-2009 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by 30-30remchester (Post 77351)
Now this is a gun that has earned a name , does it have one?

"What do you call a legless dog?"

"Doesn't matter, it won't come anyway."

Sorry about that.

Bob Wright

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