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Old March 20th, 2017, 02:58 PM   #1
 
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30 carbine ruger bh

Years ago, I had a really nice 30 carbine rifle, that unfortunately had to sell some years back when going through some hard financial times. I have always wanted one of Ruger's nice Single Action's, and noticed they have a Blackhawk in 30 Carbine. Anybody had one? They a fun shooter? Have several revolvers but not a SA yet. Kind of want to for a 357 for ease of ammo availabiity, but I always like unusual cartridges too, like the 41 mag or the 30 carbine. They're selling for good prices now, wondered if I should pick one up or just go with a SA 357.



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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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You should get a semi-auto.
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Have a ruger 30 carbine blackhawk, andthe m1carbine, love both.
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they are accurate but with most ammunition the powder is set up to burn in an 18 inch or so barrel so muzzle flash can be pretty noticeable. If you handload use a somewhat faster burning powder than is recommended.
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Don't know about cost of ammo for a 41 mag, that could be an issue. But such a cool cartridge. I loved my old 30 carbine rifle, it killed me to have to sell it back in the 08 recession but I had to. Was pretty excited when I saw Ruger has a pistol with that cartridge.
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You should get a semi-auto.
Believe me, I've thought long and hard about autos, and despite my wanting to give them a chance, I'm just not sold on them yet. Guess it's a personal preference. I like older cars, and I like revolvers over autos. Just have an intrinsic discomfort with every auto I have ever held. Where revolvers are a pleasure to shoot. Have a little 22 mag Ruger on order for the pocket
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Years ago, I had a really nice 30 carbine rifle, that unfortunately had to sell some years back when going through some hard financial times. I have always wanted one of Ruger's nice Single Action's, and noticed they have a Blackhawk in 30 Carbine. Anybody had one? They a fun shooter? Have several revolvers but not a SA yet. Kind of want to for a 357 for ease of ammo availabiity, but I always like unusual cartridges too, like the 41 mag or the 30 carbine. They're selling for good prices now, wondered if I should pick one up or just go with a SA 357.


I have a .30 carbine BH. It is the loudest handgun I have ever fired. It's a real eargesphlitten loudnenboomer ! Fun gun and accurate.
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I used to believe the 30 Carbine in a Blackhawk was the loudest I had shot.
Last week, I shot a 14" contender in 17 Rem. It woke up the whole line at the range. Everybody was wondering what the heck I was shooting.
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It woke up the whole line at the range. Everybody was wondering what the heck I was shooting.
That happens to me when I shoot my barrett 99 in 50bmg. Keep in mind I am at a seperate bench 50 yards from everyone else.
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Got one, only Blackhawk single action I have. Fun to shoot, easy to clean.
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I usually shoot 32-20 brass in mine, loaded with faster pistol powder. Lots less noise and blast, keeps the accuracy.
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I will play along, here is my 30BH.

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Every shooter should have at least one good single action revolver. They are just plain old fun and are quite versatile. Brought up in the 50's and 60's every TV channel had western's , every night and at the movies westerns were every where , I had no idea any other type gun existed .
Ruger makes a sturdy one and adjustable sights are a boon to a shooter. Mine is a 1971 357 mag. Blackhawk , I can shoot light 38 specials all the way up the power scale to hot heavy magnums. The convertable model comes with a 9mm luger cylinder.
The 45 convertable will handle 45 colt , from cowboy to heavy hunting loads and a 45 acp cylinder. 30 carbines , still made , were popular when surplus ammo was cheap , a buddy had one , a little light for deer, but fun for varmits , rabbits and the like. the only thing I didn't care for was muzzle blast, but reloading would fix that in a revolver .
A 41 magnum is excellent for a reloader and bullet caster, you can load light to heavy magnum, you can even get 41 special brass for light special loads....Buying factory ammo , there isn't a lot to choose from. The worst mistake I ever made was passing on buying a 41 mag. three screw Blackhawk for $75.00. I cast bullets and reload for a S&W model 58 , the 41 is top dog in the versatility department with cast bullets and that 41 mag. Blackhawk would have been a winner.
It doesn't matter which one you choose , whatever caliber speaks to you, just go ahead and experience the Single Action ....I love shooting mine. It's a different experience , sort of takes you back in time , most enjoyable .
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I'll play too:

NMBH 30 Carbine, Bisley Gripframe, African Wenge grips

Fun to shoot!!
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I'll play TWO:


A favorite and pristine example from the end of 3 screw production in 1973.


A new favorite from my own little shop of horrors - 3 screw from the first year of production in 1968.
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