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Old 04-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Recoil of .30 Carbine revolver?

Hi all. Sorry in advance for the newb question. Iím thinking about picking up a Ruger Blackhawk in .30 carbine and am wondering about the recoil as my girl friend will also be shooting this gun. The only other pistols I have for comparison are a Ruger Single Six and a .45 1911. Iím wondering how the .30 carbine will compare to what I already have?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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I shot a Ruger Blackhawk in .30 carbine back in the late 1970's or 80's can't really remember when, but, I remember the recoil being stout but not uncomfortable. The Blackhawk is a heavy gun. It was however very loud when firing. Wear ear protection for sure when shooting this, even outdoors.
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That is an interesting choice of firearm!
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Recoil- manageable. Muzzle blast- ferocious. The cartridge was designed to burn it's powder in a much longer barrel. Unless there is some specific reason to buy something in .30 Carbine, I would shop for a different gun.
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I have one. Got a good deal on it a few months ago. I have an M1 Carbine and a couple other blackhawks it seemed like a good idea. It's a good shooter and manageable recoil. I have an old model and new model in 357. I'd look at a different caliber.
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If I were you I'd go with a .357 Magnum. Light weight bullets in the 110~125gr. range produce very mild recoil, even less when using .38 Special ammunition. And, ammunition is usually easier to come by.

One of the big attractions of the .30 Carbine revolver is for conversion to .32-20 W.C.F.

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As stated the muzzle blast is heavy. You can reload with a 90 grs. lead bullet and get the velocity down. It can be a pleasent 32-20 type of handgun loading.
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Owned one for many years. A very pleasant gun to shoot, don't think you'll find the recoil to be an issue. The down sides? Like other Blackhawks, (I have/had four), the factory grips are a little small, and unless you load your own, .30 Carbine ammo is expensive and can be hard to find. Got rid of my Blackhawk some time back. Nothing wrong with it, just don't care for six-shooters.
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