Ruger Blackhawk in 30 Carbine

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by spittinfire, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    My dad called me today and said he found one that is in like new condition, he questions whether or not it has been fired for $370. He thought it was a 7 1/2" barrel. I know little about the various versions of Blackhawks other then people get excited about the 3 screw. Where are the Ruger nuts? SHOW YOURSELVES!!

    Thanks guys.
     
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  2. CA357

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    I had one. It is a pure hoot to shoot. If it's in good shape, that's a very fair price. It also makes a pretty fair close in varmint shooter. It's loud and it's fun. :D
     

  3. canebrake

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    Buy it! You will never look back!

    Don put it the best; "It is a pure hoot to shoot."

    I got mine back in 1983 used for $145.

    It's Magna-Ported and shooting this puppy at night is like a Pink Floyd concert! The noise, cylinder/forcing cone, Magna-Port and muzzle flash is real graphic!

    With the 7 1/2" barrel it is deadly accurate. I got a western rig while in Monterrey Mexico for about $22US.

    I love the looks of the wood stocks but if I'm going to shoot any volume I will put on the Pachmayrs.

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    When it comes to auto loaders, give me Colt!

    If it's wheel guns, I'll take Rugers! (Well maybe a Python or Anaconda too, you know me and snakes!)
     
  4. flyingcubby

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    Ruger 30 Carbine

    :DThat is a heck of a price if it is in good shape. As said before they are a blast to shoot and will be enjoyed for a long time,had mine for nearly 33 years. Just consider the new ones are $ 541.00 and don't come with the wood grips. Buy it your dad won't be unhappy.

     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Already told my dad to buy it. We might split it....we'll see. I NEED AMMO!! Stupid new calibers....
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Alright, I'm going tomorrow and if it's still there I'm going to buy it. Where do you guys get ammo? Brass? Bullets? I'm good on primers.
     
  7. Flint Rock

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    I get my 30 Carbine ammo from Georgia Arms. I don't know how it will do in a Ruger revolver, but my M1 Carbine likes the stuff. The last 500 round can I got was $200,,,,,,, if I remember correctly.
    georgia-arms.com
     
  8. canebrake

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    Do not shoot Wolf!!!

    My Blackhawk Does Not like steel case! (Or maybe it just doesn't like Russia!)

    Georgia Arms - .30 CARBINE

    The price has gone up some Flint Rock.

    I have saved the shipping by placing an order and having it delivered to the Ft. Lauderdale Gun Show.

    Check the show schedule and see if they attend one near you.

    I have used Georgia Arms ammo for years and have good luck with all calibers. They are my source for the 460 Rowland.
     
  9. canebrake

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    Hey spit, the Nov/Dec 09 American Handgunner has an article titled ".30 Carbine Combo Guns" pg. 56 which includes the Ruger Blackhawk.

    A good read and has a section on reloading.

    Check your local news stand and pick up a copy.

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  10. flyingcubby

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  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    So what's the recoil like on one of these?

    Thanks for the links guys, I've been able to find some decent deals on ammo if the gun is still there and I can get the green light from the wife.
     
  12. masterPsmith

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    Recoil is close to a .357 mag. But the muzzle blast noise tops the .357.
    Very loud and high pitched. Protect your ears and have a great time with it. I loved mine in the years that I had it. Loaded properly, it makes a great small/medium game getter. Very flat shooting and accurate in the Ruger..

    Jim....................
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Could this be used to take deer inside 50 yards? The research I've done on ballistics suggests that it can. Anyone have thoughts?
     
  14. masterPsmith

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    Yes it can, within reasonable ranges such as 50 yards and under with a well placed shot..

    Jim............
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Gentlmen, I thank you greatly for your input on this matter. My wife and I went to the gun shop tonight and I found a pistol I could not walk away from....Even over the UNFIRED Ruger. Pics will follow tomorrow, along with a price and some drool from all. My wife approved on site, so I was all grins. Sleep well gents, pics tomorrow.....