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Old March 20, 2000, 04:39 PM   #1
mike
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I am considering buying a Ruger single action in .357 or 44 magnum, possibly the 45LC(with 45ACP extra cylinder). I wanted to know what you thought about the iron sights (good sight picture or bad), recoil in the super blackhawk 44 magnum (does that trigger guard rap you) and the bisley model of these guns with adjustable sights. Anyone own any of these? Are they as accurate as the double action super redhawks? I am especially interested in your impressions of their accuracy.

If I want a 44 mag should I stick with the super redhawk? Also are the rimfire versions accurate? I will use it for hunting and general target shooting. Any impressions welcome. -mike
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Old March 20, 2000, 04:58 PM   #2
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My experience is with the vaquaro. I think it is very accurate. The sights are fixed and the picture is good, but it needs adjusting to hit where the sights point. You shoot low at normal range because they give you a bit too much front sight. I am going to guess this is because they are fixed so you can trim them down for how you shoot. I must admit I don't use them much because the gun is set up for quick draw, not hunting or plinking.
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Old March 20, 2000, 05:03 PM   #3
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I'm new to the forum, although I've been reading for a while. I figure my first post ought to be about my favorite new gun.

I was just out with my Vaquero .357 yesterday. Mine has the 4 5/8 inch barrel.
At 20 yards, I shot a 2 inch group (I've shot about 500 rounds with it, but this was the first time I shot for accuracy on paper).
I also hit an 8 inch steel plate at 100 yards several times. That surprised me.
It's a great gun. I really like the sight picture. It's more accurate than me.
I've never shot the 44 or the rimfire, but the Bearcat's seem like a great little gun.
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Old March 20, 2000, 07:30 PM   #4
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Ruger single actions are generally some of the most accurate revolvers you can commonly buy.

The rest is subjective. A Super Blackhawk grip never bit me but it does some others. Most really like the Bisley for handling recoil. The Bisley bites my trigger finger. Come to think of it I had the serrations ground off a Super Blackhawk trigger also, but it is the curve that is the problem with the Bisley trigger. Some find the Bisley trigger satisfactory as-is.

Personally I have no desire to own something as huge as a Super Redhawk. Probably the best advice is for you to rent the guns in question and see how they fit you and how you handle recoil with them.
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Old March 20, 2000, 08:10 PM   #5
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AC: The Redhawk is a great pistol for hunting, and fun for "serious" plinking. Its weight tames the recoil quite nicely.

Mike: All the Ruger single-actions are brutally strong, and quite accurate. Of course, the accuracy of any revolver varies with such things as its timing and other quality-control features. So far, Ruger's reputation is pretty consistent.

I've never had any problems with fingers and trigger-guards. I tried a trigger shoe on a Blackhawk in .357, as well as a Super Blackhawk in .44; felt like a lighter trigger-pull, and never a problem...

FWIW, Art
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