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Old September 9th, 2016, 07:04 AM   #61
 
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The cylinder diameter (1.55") would only allow 5 rounds of .44. As a comparison, the L frame 69 diameter is 1.557" so it is slightly larger. I would like to see a .44 mag. Whether Ruger will offer it in magnum is an open question. I could see it handling regular .44 mag loads such as a 240 grain but someone probably would try heavy Buffalo Bore (340 grain at 1478 fps) or Double Tap (320 grain at 1325 fps) might stress it a bit. The cylinder diameter and perhaps length to better accommodate the .44 mag could be increased somewhat.



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A 5-shot .44 Spec is do-able in the GP, a 6-shot .44 of any type is not.
A 6-shot .44 Mag will not happen.
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I'd prefer a five-shot .44 Special with a 3 inch barrel. It's a slow bullet, you don't need a lot of barrel.
Well, its a choice between slow and slower with 44 spl. I'd bet the 3 in 44 spl would spit out a 240 gr bullet faster than my or your LCR can spit out a 158 gr 38 spl - probably not faster than a .357 mag in 158 gr though.
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I absolutely love the .44 special round! It's a big bore, which I like, but very smooth and fun to shoot too. ALways been my favorite round. I love the .357 too, but the .44 spc handles much easier for me. I have a .44 spc Charter Arms and like it so much I am going to get another one. It's very well made and shoots smooth as silk. In a defensive situation, I feel instinctively that it would protect me very well too. If Ruger ever comes out with one, I'll be first in line!
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Forget putting 6 rounds of 44 in a GP-100. Both S&W L-frames in 44, the 696 and 69, are 5 shot. And they are slightly larger than the GP-100. This is a good idea otherwise.
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A 5-shot .44 Spec is do-able in the GP, a 6-shot .44 of any type is not.
A 6-shot .44 Mag will not happen.
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Yes, I think you are correct.

BTW... I am being patient.

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Being patient takes patience! I was considering an Alaskan, but would prefer a GP100 44 as I already have 4 GP100s and think it would fit right in. Although, Alaskan . . .
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Hang in there.
Confucius fortune cookie say He Who Are Patient Are Rewarded, And Probably In Time For Christmas....
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Hang in there.
Confucius fortune cookie say He Who Are Patient Are Rewarded, And Probably In Time For Christmas....
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So I shouldn't be disappointed if it's a Blackhawk for Christmas?
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I remember the S&W Model 696 very cool gun 5 shot L Frame .44 Special 3 inch barrel.
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I remember the S&W Model 696 very cool gun 5 shot L Frame .44 Special 3 inch barrel.
Yup, I still have mine after 20 years. Bought it when they first came out. It's my favorite DA revolver. The only potential problem is the thin forcing cone. Using super hot cartridges is not advisable because of this. With a good belt and holster it carries nicely.
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Hang in there.
Confucius fortune cookie say He Who Are Patient Are Rewarded, And Probably In Time For Christmas....
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I suppose Santa better start setting aside some funds, just in case. That Confucius is a tricky one.
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I'm not talking about any Blackhawks.
And setting money aside now would not be contra-indicated.
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I'll take a 5-shot 2-3" .44 or .45 revolver from Ruger or S&W. The 69 looks nice but why haven't they released one with a shorter barrel yet?
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If I am patient can I shoot the cookie?

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