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Old November 7, 2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Ruger Blackhawk 357 Accuracy?

I am contemplating a Ruger Blackhawk in 357 with a 6.5" barrel. How accurate as these guns? I am thinking about deer hunting with it. Not worried about 357 performance as the deer are southern whitetail does that typically run <100#'s. Typical range is roughly 25yds.
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Old November 7, 2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with the Ruger Blackhawk accuracy. It depends more on if you can shoot it.

I love the Rugers ,but they just dont fit me. The Smith Double Actions fit me a lot better. Dont matter how accurate the gun is, if it dont fit, and you cant shoot it, what good does it do you.

The thing to do in my opinion, is to try one and see if you can shoot it. The Blackhawk is plenty accurate enough.

Its the shooter.
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Old November 7, 2008, 01:48 PM   #3
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I own one (in .44) and it is the most accurate handgun I have. If you can rent one try it and see if you like it. Mine is a really good shooter and is way more accurate than I am.

Four shots offhand @ 25 yards:



With a nice leather rest all the holes will touch.

P.S. I will deer hunt with mine this season.

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Old November 7, 2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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My 357 Blackhawk is the most accurate revolver I have and I have had it for 25 years, I would be lost without it as my deer hunting sidekick.
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Old November 8, 2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I think 38/357 is one of the most versatile calibers/guns there is. With all the uncertainty about our rights as gun owners, I feel compelled to guy something that will last a lifetime. I have a stockpile of 38 and 357 for my other guns but want a long gun for hunting.
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Old November 8, 2008, 11:12 AM   #6
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A Blackhawk is definitely one of those guns that will last. If not, I've heard Ruger is very good about working on a gun for free or at a reasonably low rate.
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Old November 8, 2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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My 357 Blackhawk is the most accurate revolver I have and I have had it for 25 years, I would be lost without it as my deer hunting sidekick
Sidekick? Ain't nothin' wrong with it as a primary. The problem is that most of the bullets sold today are made for SD. Load that up with a 170-180 gr cast bullet with a big meplat and a stout load and it will go to 100yrds. It's not a 41-44-45 but it will do the job if you place it right. and if you don't place it right with a blackhawk it's your fault.
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