Cowboy 44 mag. Ruger or Uberti?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by bernielink, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. bernielink

    bernielink New Member

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    Hi Friends, I'm thinking about buying a 44 mag. Looking at
    Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk and Uberti. Anyone have an opinion? Thanks, Bernie
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Both good companies. I'd go for the ruger.
     

  3. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I'd go with the Ruger Super Blackhawk... it's a classic. The Uberti is OK I had a Colt Walker repro that they made and it was well made and shot fine but it isn't a Ruger.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    Ruger single-actions have been known to be the strongest ever since they came out many years ago.
     
  5. tacticalfun

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  6. 76Highboy

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    Ruger. The Uberti will need some fixin sooner or later. However, the Ruger can be passed down to your kids, and their kids, and maybe even their kids. I own many Ruger's and shoot some pretty nasty loads through them and have never hurt any of them.
     
  7. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I have a Ruger new model super blackhawk and I love it. It's powerful but very manageable
     
  8. gvw3

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    Ruger 44 mag.jpg

    This is my Ruger 44 mag. I would only go with a Ruger in this caliber.
     
  9. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Depends on what you want, I own both. The Ruger is great, but if you want a Cowboy Gun go with Uberti. The Ruger has adjustable sights the Uberti does not. The Rugar can take some hot loads the Uberti?? Personally I like the Uberti, but I do CAS and the Ruger Super Blackhawk is not allowed. I do love the Ruger and if using it for hunting it would be my first choice.
     
  10. bernielink

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    Thanks Guys. In thinking about Ruger which would be better, super blackhawk, old style blackhawk (3 screw), or red hawk? The Uberti's are beautiful guns, I have the 45lc, but sounds like the Ruger will stand up better in a 44 mag. Thanks, Bernie
     
  11. AIKIJUTSU

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    Ruger. I have a bunch of Ruger single-action revolvers, and am most happy with them. I have 2 Super Blackhawks and a .41 mag Blackhawk I bought in 1987, have put thousands of hefty handloads through them, and they are still as accurate and sturdy as new. For other calibers, I have a bunch of .45 Colt Blackhawks and Vaqueros, .22 LR Single Six's, and have shot them enough to wear out most other guns, but there is no sign of any trouble with them.
    Ruger.
    If you are wanting it for Cowboy Action Shooting, Ruger Vaquero's were designed for that. Ruger also makes some black powder replicas that might be fun.
     
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  12. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    That's exactly what I want! Very nice looking gun how much does one of those go for?
     
  13. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Purpose

    What do you want it for ? For CAS the Vaqero is close to a Colt but the classic Flat top and Super Blackhawks set the standard for durability & simplicity.

    The hunter models - Std model plus Bisley - w long barrels set up for optics n long distance.

    Redhawk & Super Redhawk are hand loader friendly & customized often.

    Many specialist use Ruger frames to build highly customized pieces for a variety of purposes. The SP101 Perfectled caught my attention plus a shortened Rehdhawk was a work of art.
     
  14. hardluk1

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    44MAG!! Ruger of course.
     
  15. Old_Crow

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    If you have your heart set on a 44mag get a Blackhawk or redhawk. The 44mag is meant to be loaded hot. 44mag is not going to make a CAS gun. If you want a hunting or self defense round the 44mag is hard to beat. The 44mag can be a decent target load but the 357 usually does better.
     
  16. JD1969

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    Strictly speaking, I do not consider the Red Hawk, Black Hawk and the Single Ten (and now the 9) "cowboy" guns. They are similar but not a close copy of a SAA to be a true cowboy style gun.
     
  17. ineverFTF

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    ^^^^^
    agreed.
    Someone posted about the vaquero. That is designed as a "cowboy gun"
    From what i have heard it generally doesn't like hot loads. But every gun is different.
    Whatever ruger you get you will be very pleased. As will your greatgrand kinds when you pass it on.
     
  18. JD1969

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    My Vaquero shoots better with less than max loads, so I really don't understand the desire for running a really hot load out of it. Now maybe for hunting, sure a hot load might be better, but IMO that depends on the situation. For hunting or shooting big loads, it's hard to beat a Red or Black Hawk Ruger.
     
  19. CA357

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    Look around and find an old model Ruger Vaquero .44 Magnum. It's basically a Blackhawk frame that's been rounded off and has a channel rear sight. I had two of 'em and you can shoot anything short of a rocket out of them.
     
  20. Old_Crow

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    The 44mag as a whole is not a CAS caliber. People like the 45 LC because you can get/load 135 gr bullets with reduced recoil loads. When you enter a sport you get a gun for the sport. You can't just make due with whatever you want.