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#3115565 - 01/08/13 11:10 PM New hunting pistol
Crosshairy
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I bought this pistol - a Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter in 44 magnum - at the end of November. After a few screw-ups getting it set up, but I'm on the right track now. That's an Ultradot 30 mm red dot sight on the top mounted with the Ruger rings that come with the pistol (although 1" rings are standard - I had to swap the standard ones out by mail to get the larger size.

I've probably put about 75 rounds through it so far...pretty expensive to shoot! I think I might have to start reloading.



Didn't get a chance to get a deer within range of it by the time I got it set up, so that's top of the list for next season.
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#3115635 - 01/09/13 04:53 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: Crosshairy]
EastTNHunter
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.44 Mag is pretty easy to reload for. Use 2400 powder, or try the new magnum pistol powder from Alliant that is supposed to give around 200-300 more fps over conventional powders. Cast boolits, of the proper alloy and properly sized and lubed, give great performance at a much lower cost than jacketed.
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#3115707 - 01/09/13 06:22 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Sweeeeeet gun.
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#3115715 - 01/09/13 06:24 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: TRIGGER]
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#3115745 - 01/09/13 07:04 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: easy45]
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#3115843 - 01/09/13 08:44 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: Andy S.]
Wrangler95
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Nice looking pistol.
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#3115844 - 01/09/13 08:44 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: Andy S.]
stik
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very nice. i love those ruger single actions.
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#3115948 - 01/09/13 09:49 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: stik]
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sweet
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#3116347 - 01/09/13 02:15 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: REM7]
Crosshairy
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Just got an email from Field & Stream about the top hunting handguns. Mine made the list. Also, I didn't post it earlier, but the SBH Hunter comes in a 7.5" barrel.
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#3116804 - 01/09/13 06:37 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: Crosshairy]
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i like it!
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#3116859 - 01/09/13 07:16 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: TRIGGER]
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Crosshairy-
Drop me a line and when I'm in town I can walk you through the hand load process, let you load a few. Actually, I could use some help with my 300, 06... J/K but getting started can seem to be an overwheleming task.

Surf over to Shooters pro shop and take a look, you gotta keep looking, at the 44 mag bullets. Cheap prices on quality bullets.

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#3116979 - 01/09/13 08:21 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
tarsalgland
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very nice!
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#3118253 - 01/10/13 06:55 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: tarsalgland]
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Yeah, you have to start reloading if you want to be able to afford enough shooting to get good with a revolver. As far as hunting revolvers go, it would be hard to beat that Super Blackhawk. Shooting a deer with a revolver has been on my list of things to do for a couple of years now but to be honest, I just haven't put enough work into practicing. I have a friend who has shot many hundreds of shots this year with his Super Blackhawk and is getting pretty good. Hope he gets a chance at a deer with it.

As practical and effective as your gun is, I want to do the job with an open sight gun and a Colt design if at all possible. I have an Uberti copy of a Colt SAA in 45 Colt that I know will do the job if I could point it in the right direction.

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#3118304 - 01/10/13 07:30 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: Hunter 257W]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
Yeah, you have to start reloading if you want to be able to afford enough shooting to get good with a revolver. As far as hunting revolvers go, it would be hard to beat that Super Blackhawk. Shooting a deer with a revolver has been on my list of things to do for a couple of years now but to be honest, I just haven't put enough work into practicing. I have a friend who has shot many hundreds of shots this year with his Super Blackhawk and is getting pretty good. Hope he gets a chance at a deer with it.

As practical and effective as your gun is, I want to do the job with an open sight gun and a Colt design if at all possible. I have an Uberti copy of a Colt SAA in 45 Colt that I know will do the job if I could point it in the right direction.


I thought the same thing, and actually hunted once with it with iron sights. My complaint is that it was really made only for optics - the iron sights really aren't that good (there's too much room in the rear sight, so the sight picture is not well defined and it's easy to shoot left or right of the target).

Down the road I might replace the sights with target sights so that I can try it out without the optic on top.
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#3119411 - 01/11/13 03:55 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
Bobs8pt
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I use the 44mag Taurus Ranging Bull.... Open sights, It is very accurate out to 100 yrds with a good rest.
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#3119414 - 01/11/13 03:57 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: Crosshairy]
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awesome. that's next on my to buy list.
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#3119791 - 01/11/13 08:30 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
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nice gun hows the kick?
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#3120227 - 01/12/13 08:31 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: thick woods]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: thick woods
nice gun hows the kick?


Substantial, but manageable. Having the longer barrel keeps the muzzle flash down so that you don't feel like there's a fireball coming out of your hands. Just wrap both hands around the grip and let it do its thing. I'm not a big guy, so if I can shoot 20-30 rounds through the gun without issues, then most anyone can.

You do have to fight shooter's flinch, but that comes with practice, especially on the big bores.

I'd love to have the same gun in 41 magnum and compare the recoil. I just couldn't spend the money on that gun AND the pricier ammo, so I went with the easier-to-find 44.

Let me tell you - in comparison, the 357 mag feels like nothing.
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#3120233 - 01/12/13 08:37 AM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
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nice!
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#3120459 - 01/12/13 12:15 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
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#3121021 - 01/12/13 07:46 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
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Congratulations very nice
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#3121032 - 01/12/13 07:49 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: BigPete357]
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Great gun. .44 Mag is very easy to reload for and you can get some very stout loads in that Ruger. They're built like a tank.

Very glad to see you got a good red dot for it. Too many people put cheap optics on them and they break.

Good luck.

Charlie

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#3127156 - 01/16/13 05:49 PM Re: New hunting pistol [Re: CharlieTN]
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Nice pistol. Looks like fun.
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