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This is a discussion on 5" GP 44 Spls from Lipsey's within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I live in CA, so it is a long process for me to get any of these Lipsey guns. The 5 in 44 special is ...


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Old April 26th, 2017, 06:45 PM   #16
 
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I live in CA, so it is a long process for me to get any of these Lipsey guns. The 5 in 44 special is on my want list. I prefer 5 in barrels on my revolvers.



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Old April 26th, 2017, 07:49 PM   #17
 
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Blacktail, I am unfortunately in CA as well....I feel your pain...Only 10 more years to go and I am out. I am a fourth generation Californian and hopeful my kids will be the last.

This was a great place not too long ago.
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Lipsey's needs to talk to the ammo manufacturers about keeping at least the major outlets stocked with 44 Special ammo, at least the SD kind. Same concern with 327 Federal Magnum. I reload to allow less common cartridges, but I can't see producing a gun that is poorly supported by the ammo companies. Sales will languish, and they will just drop the model.
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I like it! Why, oh why, can't some ammo manufacturer put out a reasonably priced 44spl cartridge for us non-reloaders?
No volume of sales for the .44 Special. High sales volume (or potential for) normally increases selection and drives prices down. About 25 years ago, .44 Spl factory ammo was much less expensive, in comparison to most of the more popular handgun cartridges.
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I have been wanting a big bore caliber revolver but not a Magnum. .44 Special or .45acp works. Dollar amount a Charter Arms revolver is easier on the pocket book. A Bull dog model or Pitt Bull what ever in .45acp is what I want. I also have a .327 FM a Ruger SP101, & reloading is the only reason I still have it!!!
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That ought to be a very sweet shooter. I'd love to get one!
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It does shoot very well, I ran a few handloads through it today and over the chronograph. Here's some numbers from the 5" GP100 44 Special.


240gr Missouri SWC 1.465" New Starline brass + Fed LP primer

(velocities are averages)

6.5gr HP38 = 886 fps
7.5gr Unique = 972 fps
8.0gr Power Pistol = 965 fps
8.5gr Longshot = 1010 fps

Other loads (new Starline brass):

180gr XTP, 10gr Power Pistol @ 1.460" CCI LP: 1115 fps avg
200gr XTP, 9.5gr Power Pistol @ 1.460" CCI LP: 1086 fps avg
240gr Montana Gold JFP, 11.5gr Blue Dot @ 1.465" CCI LP: 988 fps avg

The gun shoots nicely and balances very well. I've got other loads and load ideas but these are all the ones I ran today. Extraction was good with every load as well.

I was running some handloads through the 6" Talo GP100 too and as for recoil, both recoiled very similarly. The .44 GP100 might push a little more, but again, nothing dramatic.

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It does shoot very well, I ran a few handloads through it today and over the chronograph. Here's some numbers from the 5" GP100 44 Special.


240gr Missouri SWC 1.465" New Starline brass + Fed LP primer

(velocities are averages)

6.5gr HP38 = 886 fps
7.5gr Unique = 972 fps
8.0gr Power Pistol = 965 fps
8.5gr Longshot = 1010 fps

Other loads (new Starline brass):

180gr XTP, 10gr Power Pistol @ 1.460" CCI LP: 1115 fps avg
200gr XTP, 9.5gr Power Pistol @ 1.460" CCI LP: 1086 fps avg
240gr Montana Gold JFP, 11.5gr Blue Dot @ 1.465" CCI LP: 988 fps avg

The gun shoots nicely and balances very well. I've got other loads and load ideas but these are all the ones I ran today. Extraction was good with every load as well.

I was running some handloads through the 6" Talo GP100 too and as for recoil, both recoiled very similarly. The .44 GP100 might push a little more, but again, nothing dramatic.
Good info to have thanks for sharing
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