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Old October 18, 2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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New offerings from USFA (a new .327!)

Some new goodies for 2010 from USFA, including a new 8-shot .327 dubbed the Sparrowhawk. Not sure how I feel about the sights but it might grow on me. At least it's all blue, rather than the funky colors they were coated in when the Shooting Master was first announced.
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Old October 18, 2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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That's great> I still think a regular ol' SAA convertible .32-20/.327 is in order as well. CraigC, you didn't mention the birdshead and similar "Double Eagle" revolvers - a la 1877 but mated to their regular SAA but with shorter barrel options) -- they just announced. Saw it in a USFA enail communique to me late last night. Very nice. (Later Eds.)

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Old October 18, 2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Guess I have to start saving, this is one of the configurations I would really want for this cartridge.
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Old October 18, 2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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Closer look at the .327 "Sparrowhawk" (and its .357 "Shooting Master" cousin) reveals fluteless (.327) and 7.5" only. Odd with the small calibers = heavy guns, and more specfically nose heavy. Think I'll take a 4-3/4" .32-20/.327 convertible when they make one, thanks! But kudos to USFA for putting new product out.
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Old October 18, 2009, 07:18 PM   #5
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I'm interested in finding out exactly what sized frames these new guns are built on. Because some of their literature suggests that the Shooting Master is built on a larger frame than the Sparrowhawk. Indeed, a shorter barrel would've been nice, although I was gonna keep the 6½" barrel of the Bisley Single Six I planned on converting to .327Fed. It'll be interesting to see where all this goes. I'm not real nuts about the elongated triggerguard. I always thought the rounded 1st generation Colt SAA style was the most attractive.

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Old October 18, 2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Man, if Ruger would chamber the NewVaq as an eight-shot 327, holy crap that would be full of win and awesome. It'd be time for me to pony up and start choppin' up more brass tube and old sockets. Oh yeah. For sure!
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Old October 18, 2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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Man, if Ruger would chamber the NewVaq as an eight-shot 327, holy crap that would be full of win and awesome. It'd be time for me to pony up and start choppin' up more brass tube and old sockets. Oh yeah. For sure!

I hear you there. I would buy one for sure. You can go to ruger's website and tell them what you want, here is the link.

http://www.ruger.com/TellTheCEO/index.html
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Old October 19, 2009, 04:01 PM   #8
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I ordered a 32 WCF from USFA several months ago and asked if they would make an extra cylinder for it in 327 mag. They declined. As it is I have a Buckeye BH with the 32 H&R mag cylinder that I had Bowen rechamber to 327mag. A real shooter. As far as the new USFA Shooting Masters, me thinks I will go for the 357 mag.
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