5,000 Round Milestone............

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Bob Wright, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    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:

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    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.

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    Bob Wright
     
  2. Gramps

    Gramps New Member

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    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?
     

  3. Bob Wright

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    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
     
  4. Gramps

    Gramps New Member

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

    Ruger Redhawk New Member

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

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    YOu can't go wrong with a Ruger 357. I have a Ruger 44 Mag. Bisley and it's my "funest" gun to shoot.
     
  7. BigO01

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    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 .
     
  8. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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

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

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