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Old March 3, 2013, 03:29 AM   #26
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357 hands down.

Better choice of ammo. Better selection of bullet weights. To top it off, it has the 38 Special option.

Finally, while a 357 from a handgun is loud, a 30 carbine is unbelievable. Ear splitting, gets your attention 6 booths down at the outdoor shooting range while wearing muffs AND plugs loud. I've only experienced it once and that was plenty.

Wear hearing protection in either case.
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Old March 3, 2013, 02:22 PM   #27
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i love my dirty thirty..i say go and get one...
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Old March 3, 2013, 04:32 PM   #28
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I know the op said he was wanting a blackhawk , but a t/c contender or encore with a 12-15 inch barrel would make the 30carbine a much better choice . imo.
but my first choice would be a contender in 327 fed mag.
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Old March 12, 2013, 01:55 PM   #29
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Ruger Blackhawk knockabout varmint gun (30 vs 357)

Well, I decided to go with a 5.5" Bisley
Vaquero in 357. I like the slimmer lines compared to the BHawk, I like the barrel length. Obviously I'll need to play with loads to get something that hits POA but I think once I've found the pet load I'll be happy with the choice. I'll post when I pick it up (it's in another town so I called them & put money down) and have a chance to shoot it a bit.

Thanks for all of the help.
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Old April 13, 2013, 09:11 PM   #30
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Ruger Blackhawk knockabout varmint gun (30 vs 357)

I know this thread is a bit dated now but I'll revive it because I picked up the Bisley. I ran a few patches through is and shot it with some factory federal 158 gr loads on the way home. Shooting was pretty informal but I was able to make a 6" diameter tin lid very nervous at nearly over 75 yds using my tailgate as a rest. I even hit it twice out of six tries. It hits point of aim with this load from very close to the estimated 75+ yds.

I'm very excited as I feel this will be a viable hunting revolver for p-dogs, coyotes, wolves, antelope and deer out to 75 yards or so.

I bought a couple hundred 158 gr Hdy XTP's and 1,000 WSPM primers. There was no brass to be had so I bought 100 rounds of the factory stuff mainly for the brass. So far very happy. I'll try to get some pics and post again when I've had a chance to do some formal accuracy testing.

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