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This is a discussion on Tuning & Tweaking within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I've had a blued and a stainless Vaquero in .44 mag for years. They still have 'box stock' internals, but I had some cosmetic magic ...


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Old December 3rd, 2010, 07:07 AM   #1
 
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Tuning & Tweaking

I've had a blued and a stainless Vaquero in .44 mag for years. They still have 'box stock' internals, but I had some cosmetic magic done externally - bevelled cylinders, steel ejector rod housing (on the blued model), modified hammer contours, bulls-eye ejectors. They look like Colts on steroids .....

Now my wife has a pair of NM Blackhawk .44 Spls. and I just ordered one in .45 LC. The local 'experts' have already bombarded me with the things I "need" to do to 'tune and tweak' them.

My attitude is: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." In my experience, the more 'tweaking & tuning' a gun has been subjected to, the more likely it is to throw a shoe exactly when you don't want it - like in the middle of a CAS match.

Example - Marlin lever actions. They just get smoother with age and wearing in. The ones I've seen go off the rails were 'tuned & tweaked'. Same for repro '73s and other lever actions. I nearly gag when I handle a 'short stroke' with a hammer fall that might fail to crush a gnat. I like a bit of a 'snap' when I drop the hammer and I don't find the 'long stroke' a problem.



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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:17 AM   #2
 
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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Mine too. First shoot the gun and get a feel for it. If acceptable leave alone. Makes sense... to a point... But with my Ruger .45 Colt revolvers, I had to 'fix' things as the groups were terrible. Reaming the throats reduced my groups to half the size they were. Some tweaks you just have to do.... .
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