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Old April 5th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #1
 
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Getting Ready to Order a 0320 Blackhawk Convertible but,

After getting the 0626 22 Convertible back from Ruger and trying to see what ammo it likes is a true Quest.
So far 4 different types of Long Rifle and the same for the Magnum with the same results, less than Satisfied.
Sunday had it out. Finished 100 rounds of CCI A22 Mag. ammo. And Barrel was cleaned after this.
Next ran 400 rounds of Federal Premium Target long rifle ammo.
Ran 360 rounds through it when it would not let me pull back the Hammer to Fire it.
The last 40 rounds it did this 3 times.
Boo Hiss The first time this happened it had 3200 rounds fired.
This time it only had 2100 rounds through it.
Will continue to Fire it until problem is more consistent.

Was already to get a Ruger model 0320 Blackhawk Convertible 357/9mm 6 1/2" Barrel all in Stainless Steel.
Yikes, a Stainless Revolver that will fire 38 Special, 357 Magnum and a 9mm, Kinda like a dream come true.
But, all of that is on Hold. The Single Six is leaving a real bad taste in the mouth.
Don't want to sound like Ranting but, Sunday was a Tuff One to Swallow.

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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #2
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The BH convertible is a fun revolver. Mine has been solid. Forget the bad taste. I say try one out.
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I have a BH convertible (blued, 4.6", .357/.38/9mm) and it is indeed a very fun gun. Very versatile and as solid as as bank vault.
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I have had 5 different ones and my 45/45 71/2inch blackhawk is going after 80k plus rounds.over 1/2 ruger loads.
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Thanks for the Words of Wisdom and the Encouragement about the Blackhawk.
It is Appreciated.
The idea is Not Totally ruled out.
The Primary use for it will be Home Defense.
Have thought about it all Winter.

It does have some stiff competition
For 1 the S&W 686 Distinguish Combat 357 with a 4" Barrel.
That takes care of the 38 Special/357 Magnum part of it.

Yep, I know that the Single Six can be sent back to Ruger.

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After getting the 0626 22 Convertible back from Ruger and trying to see what ammo it likes is a true Quest.
So far 4 different types of Long Rifle and the same for the Magnum with the same results, less than Satisfied.
Sunday had it out. Finished 100 rounds of CCI A22 Mag. ammo. And Barrel was cleaned after this.
Next ran 400 rounds of Federal Premium Target long rifle ammo.
Ran 360 rounds through it when it would not let me pull back the Hammer to Fire it.
The last 40 rounds it did this 3 times.
Boo Hiss The first time this happened it had 3200 rounds fired.
This time it only had 2100 rounds through it.
Will continue to Fire it until problem is more consistent.

Was already to get a Ruger model 0320 Blackhawk Convertible 357/9mm 6 1/2" Barrel all in Stainless Steel.
Yikes, a Stainless Revolver that will fire 38 Special, 357 Magnum and a 9mm, Kinda like a dream come true.
But, all of that is on Hold. The Single Six is leaving a real bad taste in the mouth.
Don't want to sound like Ranting but, Sunday was a Tuff One to Swallow.

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Seems like all you need is a lead away cloth for the face of the cylinder. A close fit is a good thing. With the round counts you mention, the gun is due for a good cleaning by then.
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Thanks for the Words of Wisdom and the Encouragement about the Blackhawk.
It is Appreciated.
The idea is Not Totally ruled out.
The Primary use for it will be Home Defense.
Have thought about it all Winter.

It does have some stiff competition
For 1 the S&W 686 Distinguish Combat 357 with a 4" Barrel.
That takes care of the 38 Special/357 Magnum part of it.

Yep, I know that the Single Six can be sent back to Ruger.

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You are planning to use the BH for home defense over the 686? Or using it as a backup/spare room gun?
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I love my 4 5/8 357/9mm Convertible.

Accuracy with the 38 and .357 loads in superb.

Not so much at beyond 15 yards with the 9mm, but it's for
plinking in that caliber.

I've wanted a 4/58 .357 for a long time..and this beauty was
a great Birthday gift!



I'd like to someday have a .45/45 Blackhawk, but will probably buy a .357 KLCR>
and a .300 Blackout Mini-14 before such.
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Check the trans bar to make sure it's clearing the firing pin on the up-stroke. If the cylinder king pin isn't in far enough, that little nubbin on the end isn't pushing on the trans bar.
My single action Rugers are for fun, but my DA 38 and 44mag or Glock are for business.
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Are there rub marks on the fron face of the cyl before cleaning?

If so, when the parts heat up and expand from shooting, the end of the barrel is contacting the cyl. This easily prevents cocking.

What size is your barrel cyl gap when cleaned?

When you look thru the gap held up to the light is it a parallel space?

If it's under about .003" and you have rub marks on the cyl face, that's clearly the problem. The back end of the barrel needs a file stroke or two and problem solved. This is very common.
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Haven't forgotten about you all.
Been busy, Pole Barn had a New Roof, plus a 7-10 day Vacation in He'll with the Flu.
All is back to normal.

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Yep, the Blackhawk will be for Home Defense.
You can hide it out in Plain Sight.
Probably safe to say 98% of the people running around Do Not Know how to Fire a Single Action.
Was cruzing on Gunbroker and did see a 1987 6" 686 that was really nice.
But, the Pole Barn had top priority.

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When pulling back on the Hammer, Transfer Bar is free and clear of anything.
A good 1/16" clear of the Firing Pin.
Thought I checked that before but, doubled checked it again.
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From your post, it's unclear if you are cleaning it in that interval. Some of my Ruger SS' are more sensitive to carbon, wax, and lead buildup than others. You are firing more rounds between issues than most of their customers probably fire in a lifetime.

Over the years, I have been amazed at how many .22s fire one brand of ammo noticeably better than another. It is uncommon though, that any .22 does not fire CCI mini-mags with good results. It's kind of my "go-to" ammo if I need a baseline for function accuracy and reliability. It's not -always- the most accurate, but it's usually among the most accurate.

I also typically have good results in rugers with Remington Golden Bullets.

A lot of other ammo, particularly lead RN will build up powder and wax and even a bit of lead around the cylinder face and eventually cause binding.
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I have three Blackhawk convertables., 22/22mag 6.5 , 357/9mm 6.5 , 45lc/45acp 7.5 .
All 3 and very accurate and run like champs.

The 6.5 22 mag is probably the most accurate 100 yard revolver Ive ever owned. Mine is probably a 2008 model, back when quality control was STILL being done. Never had an issue. But CCI TMJ ammo is a must for long range shooting.

I bought the Ruger model 0318 Blackhawk Convertible 357/9mm 6 1/2" Barrel last year and held my breath because of Rugers QC issues of late. I wanted an #0320 but couldnt find one. I could only find one defect on the 0318 at the LGS, The cylinder pin was extremely tight and hard to get out to change the cylinder to 9mm. But I figured it would loosen up with use, which it did. Its fine now, and cylinder lock up is tight as a drum. VERY GLAD I took the leap. We shoot it ALL the time @ 100 yards with the 9mm. My 75 year old Father can consistently hit a 6 inch square @ 100. He put 5 out of 6 in a 4 inch square target @ 150 yards one day.
Dad says " thats the shootinest damned pistol he's ever seen". He loves it, as do I.

I am pretty please with it needless to say.

FYI,,, I looked at several flat tops, and the machine work was crappy, so I passed until I seen the # 0318. I wanted a 6.5 anyway. Glad I waited.

Good luck.

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Did you check post #10?
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