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Old 09-15-2014, 04:28 AM   #11
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Ha! Just noticed the 29 in the pic was a 10 5/8" silhouette model.
Don't see them much (or the 4 pos front sight full underlug non fluted cylinder "Hunter" models).
My dad just sold his LNIB.
Kept his 8 3/8" 629 though. That one is scoped.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:36 AM   #12
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So far no one has scored much. I carried mine a few times but gave it up.
Never got around to getting a shoulder holster. Too much weight on the hip for a ten mile walk, for me.
It is accurate. Mine is blue.
I would love, to find one, in stainless, with porting. Recoil, in the 10.4 mag loading, is right up there with the big 45s and 50s.
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So far no one has scored much. I carried mine a few times but gave it up.
Never got around to getting a shoulder holster. Too much weight on the hip for a ten mile walk, for me.
It is accurate. Mine is blue.
I would love, to find one, in stainless, with porting. Recoil, in the 10.4 mag loading, is right up there with the big 45s and 50s.
I love mine...just don't ever use it on my new lease...do long shots up to 600 yds...
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Only one deer with my dad's SRH. I've taken a few with new model and old model SBH's.
More with Smith 629's though.
Current .44 is a Ruger 3 screw, minty. Trigger needs work.
You can make substantial improvement by installing Wolff strings. A day and night difference in my Black hawk 44.
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Yup, springs can help........but the weight on this one is light enough.
It's just gritty/creepy.

Eh, I'll polish it whenever I do my 10/22 DSP.

Bow season is in............things will have to wait.

Dunno why I buy the crap I do..........proly nostalgia. Doesn't take much range time to let me know I demand more than what I got. Smith 629 for .44 mags. High Standard for .22 pistol.

Ruger makes nice stuff and I've had a bunch...........but there's a reason I keep letting them go bye bye. If only i could remember it before I open my wallet.
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I don't currently own a Ruger .44, but I do own 2 Ruger .41's,,, a Blackhawk that was re-barreled by Mr. Gary Reeder and a stainless Redhawk. The Blackhawk is topped with a 2x Weaver and is quite handy in the woods and is extremely accurate, Mr. Reeder knows what he is doing. I have taken deer and wild hogs, mostly under 50 yards, but am confident on a shot of a 100, provided I have a good rest. I most likely will never have to shoot that far due to my stand sets, etc. The biggest thing about handgun hunting is simply, practice, practice, and more practice. If I did not shoot them as much as I do, I would stick to a long gun, it is fun though.
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I have a 7 1/2 inch Super Blackhawk that I have carried around in the woods. But never saw an Elk to shoot with it.
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I have taken several deer with OM and NM Superblackhawks.
One with a SuperRedhawk.
All in .44 mag.
Took a few with Smith 629's too.
Prefer the Smiths.

But I'm old and cranky now, hate carrying a rifle while toting a pistol on my hip.
My poor old Colt Python was plowing a furrow when i was belly crawling to some deer way out in a picked cornfield's depression.

That was the end of the "2 gun" BS.
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I carried a Super Blackhawk for white tails when I lived in New England. A lot of hunting there is in scrub, so 25-50 yard shots are common. My plan was within 50 it was venison, further out was Bambi :-).

Only took one with my hand loads, 300 gr Hornady XTP pushed by H110 at 25-30 yards. The buck just folded where he was hit, darn fine load.

I just like hunting without having to tote heavy rifles, just lazy I guess.


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