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I went trolling through my local gunstore today.

I should never do that as I always seem to find something I need. Today it was a stainless steel Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 5.5" barrel. I've been considering one for a while now as a second gun to my hunting rifle and while I was really thinking about the 45 Colt caliber I already have a .44 Mag so this keeps things easy.

I'm a big fan of single action, both autoloader and revolver and this Blackhawk makes a nice addition to my SASS guns and is more practical for field use with the adjustable sights.

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Well you said you saw it, did you buy it?

Always a danger trolling like that!  The wife found a slip of paper in the laundry the other day with a gun on it I was looking for.  Told her I was looking for it for someone else, she saw right through that one.

I know the Rugers are nice guns but always been a double action revolver guy myself.  Wessons, Dan and Smith.

Speaking of single action shooting, was cleaning up the muizzloaders last night and had to empty the Lymon 54 cal Plains Pistol.  The thing had been loaded with 65gr of FFF black powder and a patched round ball since September.  I stepped out the basemant door and touched her off, one cap.  Now that is single action!

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Bought and paid for.

Bought and paid for. Dancing

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Congratulations on that one.

Congratulations on that one. I only have 3 single action revolvers. Two old Interarms Virginian Dragoon's in .44 mag. One blue 6" and a stainless 7.5". The other is an old 3 screw Ruger .22. I've had it for 30 years and won't get rid of it but the darn thing won't shoot better than 6 or 7 inches at 25 yards.

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hunter25 wrote:

Congratulations on that one. I only have 3 single action revolvers. Two old Interarms Virginian Dragoon's in .44 mag. One blue 6" and a stainless 7.5". The other is an old 3 screw Ruger .22. I've had it for 30 years and won't get rid of it but the darn thing won't shoot better than 6 or 7 inches at 25 yards.

 

To stick my nose in where it may not belong, I'd be looking if it was a problem with the gun or if you just needs to find a load it likes. That old Dragoon may be chambered for a magnum but the twist in the barrel may be better suited to an old lead Special load trundling along at a more sedate velocity.

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Sorry on that one. The 44's

Sorry on that one. The 44's shoot great, it's the Ruger 22lr that's not so good. I've tried many different loads but nothing seems to shoot very well. I even cleaned the cylinder and barrell thinking maybe a little leading was fouling things up but it just stays the same. 

I haven't shot it in years so it may be time to take it back out and try it all again,

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hunter25 wrote:

Sorry on that one. The 44's shoot great, it's the Ruger 22lr that's not so good. I've tried many different loads but nothing seems to shoot very well. I even cleaned the cylinder and barrell thinking maybe a little leading was fouling things up but it just stays the same. 

I haven't shot it in years so it may be time to take it back out and try it all again,

 

Clean it.

Shoot it.

Send it back to Ruger if it's messed up.

Ruger, in my expirience, has been really good about making things right. I have a SP101 that left the factory years ago with a barrel that wasn't right and shot about 18" to the left at 7 Yards. In fact you could see where the barrel needed to be turned.

I sent it back to Ruger and they rebarreled it and today it's one of my most accurate revolvers.

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Nice!

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That just made my mind up for

That just made my mind up for me on what pistol to take with me on my trip to Arizona for the javelina hunt this coming February.  It is going to be my Ruger three screw Blackhawk in .45 Colt.  I haven't shot that one in a few years so I'll have to wipe the dust off of it and get some rounds loaded up for it.  It should be a fun hunt with that one. 

By the way congrats on the new firearm.  I always figured that when a pistol or rifle is calling your name as you walk past it you had better buy it. 

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The problem is that they all

The problem is that they all call my name. lol Fortunately some call much louder than the others.

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hunter25 wrote:

The problem is that they all call my name. lol Fortunately some call much louder than the others.

 

I tell people I hear voices and they think I'm crazy.

At various times some guns will talk louder than others and fit whatever perceived niche I have for it at that time.

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