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Old April 28th, 2015, 08:50 AM   #46
 
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I hear ya! If you can get use to the load use it. That is a stiff load! If I was that worried about brown bear I would carry a long gun and have the 6 shooter for my backup! Good the hear your getting you grip down and are feeling better with that load in your gun. I got some 305 hard cast in B/B that states 36"+ of stoping power. I can handle that. I do have a Besliy grip on my shorty. I have some Brandname, BEAR Ammo that is jacketed FNJ that are 300gr that hits really hard.. lot's of choices for the good old .44mag. Sure hope you never need to use it! George



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Old May 2nd, 2015, 05:14 AM   #47
 
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I have a hogue grip on my SBH 5.5 and it's made a huge difference for me. I shoot nothing but hot and heavy from mine and while I prefer the look of the wood factory grips the Hogue grips just work better when shooting 340gr HC at about 1300fps.
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Just a thought, in case I missed it already . . .

If you truly plan to use the gun for "bear protection" you need to be able to handle the ammo of choice under any and all conditions without hesitation. Unless you plan to ALWAYS wear the shooting glove, you need to be able to handle the gun "bare-handed" (bad pun). A glove is a great idea for lengthy load-development sessions, but ya gotta be able to handle the gun without it, as well.

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Just a thought, in case I missed it already . . .

If you truly plan to use the gun for "bear protection" you need to be able to handle the ammo of choice under any and all conditions without hesitation. Unless you plan to ALWAYS wear the shooting glove, you need to be able to handle the gun "bare-handed" (bad pun). A glove is a great idea for lengthy load-development sessions, but ya gotta be able to handle the gun without it, as well.

JMHO

Good point, but you can actually wear fingerless gloves when in a dangerous area, where a bear encounter is a real possibility. You still may take out a knuckle, since I haven't found the ideal glove for just the right areas of protection.

Of course, what would help the most would be to carry a double action with grips you really like.
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I just purchased some Buffalo Bore +P rounds for my Ruger Vaquero. I had assumer that my revolver, purchased in 2000, was the large-frame model vs. the lightened smaller Vaquero. Here's my question--how do I tell the difference?
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the smaller frames are three-digit serial number prefix...
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Have you looked at the Hogue grips for the Blackhawk?

I have attached a picture of their wood grip. Notice how it fills in the area behind the trigger guard, this should eliminate the knuckle banging problem. Plus, it looks like you have a bigger piece of grip to hold onto.
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Try some relatively hot .44 Special loads. I don't know if
they will kill a bear or not I never shot a bear with a
pistol, but the recoil should be tolerable.

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Try some relatively hot .44 Special loads. I don't know if
they will kill a bear or not I never shot a bear with a
pistol, but the recoil should be tolerable.

Zeke
Yes, but if it comes to that, I think you have the wrong gun.
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Have you looked at the Hogue grips for the Blackhawk?

I have attached a picture of their wood grip. Notice how it fills in the area behind the trigger guard, this should eliminate the knuckle banging problem. Plus, it looks like you have a bigger piece of grip to hold onto.
I would welcome that grip on my 6", 41 Magnum NMBH Flat Top, but it only fits XR3-RED grip frames (those with the 1/2" back strap) like the SBH.
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I'm with Hondo44 and some of the others. Been shooting Super Blackhawks since the early 70s. I shoot heavy handloads and shoot it one-handed all afternoon. I let the gun rise and roll rather than trying to fight it and hold it with a stiff grip. Pretty much the same thing when I practice for deer hunting with 2 hands. Don't try to fight it and hold it down, let it roll a bit.

As to loads, I figure a hot loaded 250-255 grain hard cast Keith bullet will do anything I want with a .44 mag.
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Just checking to see what the OP decided to do?
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You have a choice. Change to a better recoil absorbing grip. Quit shooting the hi end rounds. Live with the pain. If you need it for bear protection, I would quit worrying about the "classic" look.
With long fingers my sbh stock grips was bleeding me dry. Got the hogue grips and works perfect even one handed!
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the suggestions about changing the grips and/or modifying one's hold are valid .... the best way I know to noticeably reduce muzzle jump in a Blackhawk or any other pistol is to have it Mag-na-ported .... our 44 Mags have proven it to us
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Just some thoughts, they're only worth what you pay.

Hogue rubber grips work.

It's possible to squeeze real hard, but still leave space between the rear of the grip and your hand. That lets the gun accelarate and slam into your hand. Snug your hand to the grip and close up the spaces.

If there is space between your second finger and the trigger guard, as above, the guard will slam into your knuckle. I use the index finger of my support hand to push in and fill the space.

When you fire, the round always has the same force. Letting the gun rise will absorb some, as will slightly bent elbows. That leaves less force to slam into your hand.

Gloves help, why do you think the cowboys wore them.

Did I mention Hogue rubber grips work?
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