Ruger Blackhawks 30 cal 3 screw

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  1. rick49

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    What say you on this revolver? Looking real hard to get one and am looking for opinions good/bad. Leaning to purchase.
     
  2. Sgt Nambu

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    My friend and neighbor has one. Mediocre accuracy, including handloads. Fair warning! They are absolutely ear splitters, with a CRACK not a boom!:eek:
     
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  3. rick49

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    Thanks for the reply...good info
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    I've always wanted one. Probably make a perfect armadillo blaster!
     
  5. rick49

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    Got a hog hunt lined up in Texas and wanted a side arm;)
     
  6. Certaindeaf

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    nah, I wouldn't think like that.. though they are varmints. I'd think more like .357 or .44 magnum.
     
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  7. Salps

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    I have a bunch of ammo for a .30 carbine. Let me know if you need any.
     
  8. rick49

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    Got both the 357 and 44 but no better excuse for a new pistol:)
     
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    I have one with 125gr reloads its very accurate and my only complaint is the bottom corner of the grip as it rotates in my hand causes a hot spot after about 20 rounds.

    Another reloading note the 90gr Hornadys will not fit in most of the cylinders as they are a hair to big in diameter (I think they are for .30 Mauser ammo)

    I really like mine over all and would have no hesitation using it for deer hunting at under 75yards.

    Yes its loud but that's only because its so fast (on par with most 357 ammo)
     
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  10. rick49

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    More great info...thanks
     
  11. Salps

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    Just make sure you look for a nice M1 carbine to go with it.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

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    Now all you need is a .256 Hawkeye! Someone's selling one on here in OR.. $2600. Probably smack them gophers around good!
     
  13. rick49

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    Got a nice Inland from a member of this board about a year ago. Almost to nice to shoot...Almost:)
     
  14. Hook686

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    I have the Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine. I consider it a so-so revolver. I will hunt light game out to 100 yards when I put a scope on it, which is when I take it out in the field. As noted above, it is LOUD, but I do not find it unpleasant to shoot. The biggest pain is the tappered cartridge. I has a habit of getting stuck in the cylinder of my revolver. A real PITA in my book. I have learned to use a very small wipe of reloading lube on the cardridges before loading them. It saves a lot of exasperation on my part. I mainly got it because I like rifle/hand gun pairs in same caliber and it goes well with my USGI M1 Carbine I got off the CMP site. Here is a link to an article I read that prompted me to obtain one.

    http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/l/aastruger30bh.htm
     
  15. U201494

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    I had one in the '80s and it was very accurate with handloads.
     
  16. mjbskwim

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    One for sale up here at the local gun shop
     

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