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Old January 1st, 2017, 02:40 PM   #46
 
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That's a awesome looking GP 100 .44 Special.Lol can I have it?



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Old January 1st, 2017, 10:15 PM   #47
 
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What kind of [street/online] prices are you guys seeing for this revolver??

Thanks in advance
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What kind of [street/online] prices are you guys seeing for this revolver??

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You should be able to pick one up for about $650.

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:45 PM   #49
 
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Ruger contacted. Inspection and repair initiated.

Bottom line is this gun just doesn't seem to want to shoot jacketed bullets. While I plan on handloading for it and feeding it a diet of lead I also want to be able to buy commercial ammo for self defense purposes, etc.

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Finally got to shoot mine today. I was very impressed with the trigger and lack of recoil. The only jacketed bullets I had were 200gr GDHP and they shot to a very good group double action and very tight single action. I did have to tweak the adjustable sight slightly. Also shot some cowboy loads (stink!) and a few Buffalo Bore 190gr that I had on hand. Can't wait to get some 255s to shoot. It's a keeper!
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Finally got to shoot mine today. I was very impressed with the trigger and lack of recoil. The only jacketed bullets I had were 200gr GDHP and they shot to a very good group double action and very tight single action. I did have to tweak the adjustable sight slightly. Also shot some cowboy loads (stink!) and a few Buffalo Bore 190gr that I had on hand. Can't wait to get some 255s to shoot. It's a keeper!
Glad yours is shooting straight. Very excited about getting mine back.

Here's something somewhat related. This is a 220gr cast hollow point loaded with Blue Dot at a little above max for a 429215 cast bullet as published in the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook.

This bullet had a chrono'ed velocity of just over 1,050 fps and penetrated right to 20in in 10% gel from Clear Ballistics. It was fired through four layers of clothing and expanded to .540" diameter. Current weight is 214.4 grains.

Cast bullets always have some weight variance and the few of these I've weighed start out at about 218gr. I didn't notice any chunks of lead in the gel but I seem to have lost a few grains somewhere.

This load is a bit above max but there does not seem to be any signs of pressure. And it is under what Brian Pearce shows for a heavier bullet in his 2005 article. Recoil is stout but not uncomfortable and is actually pretty fun. It has an authoritative thump without being punishing.

I'm pretty surprised at the muzzle velocity and how well the bullet worked especially after being fired through clothing. Once I get the gun back I'll have to play with this load some more and see what we can do.



Note the bits of fabric embedded in the cavity.



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Looks like the lead is a bit harder than it should be for 44spl velocities. My guess is they were mean for the magnum velocities.

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Looks like the lead is a bit harder than it should be for 44spl velocities. My guess is they were mean for the magnum velocities.

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Yep. Surprisingly good results.

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Another review. This one from Massad Ayoob.

http://gunsmagazine.com/big-bore-breakout/

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Finally got to shoot mine today. I was very impressed with the trigger and lack of recoil. The only jacketed bullets I had were 200gr GDHP and they shot to a very good group double action and very tight single action. I did have to tweak the adjustable sight slightly. Also shot some cowboy loads (stink!) and a few Buffalo Bore 190gr that I had on hand. Can't wait to get some 255s to shoot. It's a keeper!
You talkin the CCI Blazer's?? - See attached pic

Used those for self defense when I had my Taurus 441, they shot well through that gun too - 3" pipe.
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You talkin the CCI Blazer's?? - See attached pic

Used those for self defense when I had my Taurus 441, they shot well through that gun too - 3" pipe.
I have a box of the Blazer. I'll see how it shoots as soon as I have my GP100 back.

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You talkin the CCI Blazer's?? - See attached pic

Used those for self defense when I had my Taurus 441, they shot well through that gun too - 3" pipe.
I have shot Blazers before in a 696 but these were Speer Gold Dot Ammunition 44 Special 200 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point #23980.
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What kind of [street/online] prices are you guys seeing for this revolver??

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Most distributors seem to be listing them in the $560 range, so depending upon your local shop's markup, I'd say low to mid $600's should be fairly easy to find. I'd expect to see prices on the higher side until after they've been on the market for awhile.
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Looks like the lead is a bit harder than it should be for 44spl velocities. My guess is they were mean for the magnum velocities.

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Several years ago we were testing some 44 special handloads and had problems getting some of the .44 bullets to expand at normal 44 special velocities.
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It appears that I owe Ruger a giant apology.

In preparation for the return of my GP100, I bought another box of the 200 grain jacketed hollow point from Underwood. Today I shot some of this ammo through an old Taurus model 431.

Much to my surprise, this ammo keyholed like crazy out of the Taurus.

So at this point I think Underwood may have gotten some out of spec bullets from Speer or they may be pushing the 200 grain Gold Dot too fast to be properly stabilized by a 1x20 twist. At least with a 3 inch barrel.

This afternoon I called Underwood and spoke to Justin. I told him what I was seeing and that I had a couple different guns now that have keyholed with their hot Gold Dot ammo. Justin said he would do some research and call me back.

I guess one way or the other I'll get this figured out

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