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Old April 1st, 2017, 12:34 PM   #1
 
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Love those Blackhawks

Finally got a nice sunny day to hit the range. I started with my EDC Walther P99C-AS. Great shooter and tore through a couple hundred rounds. Had to pick up all my brass though!
Then broke out the two Blackhawk .357's. I swear I could shoot those guns all day! I loaded up some Trailboss 38 special rounds and they felt like 22's. Very enjoyable and accurate and the brass plops right into the bucket from the gun!
If you're looking for an enjoyable range gun, get a Blackhawk!



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I agree.

Sounds like you had some fun.
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Good message I need to break out my Vaquero Bisley .357!!!
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Ruger BLackhawk

I have a Blackhawk in .45LC. It is my favorite gun. It feels like an extension of my own arm. It is comfortable to shoot and accurate. With my re-loads made expressly for Ruger Blackhawks it is as powerful as it is fun to shoot. I have always thought about getting one in .357 as well...just not sure which gun will find it's way 'home' once the funds are available. I suspect a Henry Rifle is the strongest itch I need to scratch right now.
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Hunter, I'm pretty sure you're preachin' to the choir here.
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I have bad hips and cannot bend easily. i only reload rounds for revolvers I reload 45 acp for my blackhawk convertable and load some for fun to 460 rowland specs. still way less than 45 ruger loads.
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I have bad hips and cannot bend easily. i only reload rounds for revolvers I reload 45 acp for my blackhawk convertable and load some for fun to 460 rowland specs. still way less than 45 ruger loads.
My next gun may be a 45ACP/45 Colt convertible. I've been eyeballing that gun for awhile. May end up on layaway soon
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Got to rent one at the range to fine out how sweet the Blackhawk shoots!
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Yes, the Blackhawks are in a class all their own.
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"Made" my son try my BH Bisley 6 1/2" 45LC a few weeks back. He was kinda shocked at the very low recoil, accuracy and smooth shooting it delivered. Was shooting 250 & 255gr loads.
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I love shooting my Blackhawks.

We shoot them @ 100 to 150 yards all the time.

We was bangin away with my 6.5 bbl 357/9 convertable last Saturday.
Shot over 3 boxes of 9mm.

Thats a fun day.
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Sadly I sold off my very first blackhawk, a .357 with a 6" barrel. But I subsequently acquired a .357/9mm convertible with the shorter 4.6" barrel. Love that gun. When I got it, the fellow who sold it to me included about 200 rounds of his own .357 reloads. They were pretty hot-loaded, but the Blackhawk, being the bank vault that it is, ate them up with aplomb. Blasting that gun at the range was one of the more enjoyable afternoons I've had shooting guns.
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You're definitely right, the Blackhawks are some of the most enjoyable guns to shoot.
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I bought a new stainless 6 1/2" 357 Blackhawk a few weeks ago, mainly to shoot reloads I didn't want to run in my S&W's. I had assumed it would need better grips and I'd have to deal with a so-so trigger. Well, the trigger is plenty good enough and the stock grips are all I need. This gun absolutely sops up recoil from the hottest loads. Accuracy is great with rested groups at 25 yards inside of 2 1/2" with some at 1 1/4" which is the limit of my vision. The factory sights are good.

This gun arrived in perfect condition. After almost 300 mostly full magnum loads, including cast bullets, it had no tendency to lead at all. I'm so impressed with this gun that I have a new 45 Colt Bisley 7 1/2" Blackhawk coming in today.

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