Another milestone passed...........

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Bob Wright, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    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.

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    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
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sounds like a trusted companion.
     

  3. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Now this is a gun that has earned a name , does it have one?
     
  4. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    "What do you call a legless dog?"


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

    Sorry about that.

    Bob Wright