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Old January 25, 2006, 01:11 AM   #1
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Ruger Vaquero 3.75" barrel info needed

Hi everyone. I am acquiring a Ruger Vaquero, stainless, .45 Long Colt, with the sim ivory grips and a 3.75" (yes, that's correct!) barrel. This is NOT a bird's head style gun, and not a new gun. Looks like it has been fired a little. Anybody got some info - did Ruger make a gun from the factory like this? "Sheriff model" or something? It doesn't appear to have been done by a private shop. I have recently seen another one or two like it on some of the gun auction sites. Also, any recommended light and medium velocity loads for a short barrel like this? I would love to make up a bunch of handloads and put the shorty through the paces. Any thoughts? Thanks.
Old January 28, 2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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Yes, they are factory
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Old January 28, 2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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Ruger Vaquero

Thanks! Much appreciated. Anyone out there with some recommended loads for the short-barreled gun in .45 Long Colt?
Old January 30, 2006, 05:20 AM   #4
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You can shoot any 45 lc load you want out of it just like a full size. I'd like to get one for CCW and load it with Speers 250gr gold dot. Have fun thats a cool gun.
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Old February 1, 2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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Way Cool!

I've got a birdshead model in .45 Colt. It is fast becoming on of my favorite handguns. If your's shoots anything like mine does, you're gonna have lots of fun with it.

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