Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Ruger Blackhawks 30 cal 3 screw

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by rick49, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    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

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    7,531
    Likes Received:
    10,479
    My friend and neighbor has one. Mediocre accuracy, including handloads. Fair warning! They are absolutely ear splitters, with a CRACK not a boom!:eek:
     
    coyotecaller likes this.
  3. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Thanks for the reply...good info
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,768
    Likes Received:
    6,986
    I've always wanted one. Probably make a perfect armadillo blaster!
     
  5. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Got a hog hunt lined up in Texas and wanted a side arm;)
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,768
    Likes Received:
    6,986
    nah, I wouldn't think like that.. though they are varmints. I'd think more like .357 or .44 magnum.
     
    joken and Sgt Nambu like this.
  7. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    315
    I have a bunch of ammo for a .30 carbine. Let me know if you need any.
     
  8. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Got both the 357 and 44 but no better excuse for a new pistol:)
     
    Certaindeaf likes this.
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,772
    Likes Received:
    4,948
    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)
     
    orygun likes this.
  10. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    More great info...thanks
     
  11. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    315
    Just make sure you look for a nice M1 carbine to go with it.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,768
    Likes Received:
    6,986
    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

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    Got a nice Inland from a member of this board about a year ago. Almost to nice to shoot...Almost:)
     
  14. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    226
    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

    U201494 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    492
    I had one in the '80s and it was very accurate with handloads.
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,374
    Likes Received:
    7,587
    One for sale up here at the local gun shop