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Old November 26th, 2019, 04:40 PM   #16
 
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Great all around pistol. Like those grips on it.



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Old November 26th, 2019, 06:57 PM   #17
 
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I'm thinking of trying some black powder reloading for it.
Try loading Hodgdon 777 instead of real Black.
You get the deep boom, and lots of smoke, but easier clean up and 777 isn't hygroscopic like Black.
Velocity with a 250 grain bullet is right at 1000 fps., so they aren't wimpy loads, but Hodgdon lists pressure at well under 13,000,so safe for any Colt or colt clones as well.
As with black, use magnum primers and fill so the bullet compresses the powder 1/10" or so.
I've also loaded 777 in .44/40 and .45/70.
A pic of a friend shooting 777:
Love it. Just want to do it for the nostalgia, but it also could come in handy some day if the case arise that other powders become scarce or such.
That sure looks like FUN!!!
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Old November 28th, 2019, 04:12 PM   #18
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I love mine. Also have the 45 ACP cylinder. Had a trigger job done on it. Sweet shooting.
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I have the flat top 45/45 acp and it is a pleasure to both pack and shoot. Mine is stainless with those white grips. Took about 3 years to find one. Enjoy.
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I like the .45

I'm on my second .45 Blackhawk. The first was a second-hand 4 5/8", dual cylinder gun. Muzzle blast out of the short barrel with heavy loads of H-110 powder was spectacular. It went down the road after a few years. The replacement for is a new 5 1/2" barrel, which I find to balance better. A nice accurate gun with a pretty nice trigger out of the box.
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Old November 29th, 2019, 09:32 AM   #21
 
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Simper Fi Quackaholic!

Outstanding acquisition with excellent barrel length and very attractive grips!

The revolver looks to be in excellent condition too!

Enjoy shooting black powder in this single action and it is so nice to get into the late 1800's spirit by shooting pure black powder behind a 250 or 255 grain, round nose - flat point cast bullet on top of a compressed load of Holy Black. Nothing makes the very loud sound of the the rolling crack like a black powder load. The added advantage of the cloud of smoke and sulfur smell really takes you back 150 years plus in history.

Congratulations and Happy Black Friday!

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I shot Atomic ammo today with lead. That was some nasty ammo, you'd think it was black powder. But I need the brass.
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Just like a .44 Magnum, only a real 45 instead of a 43. I have the full galaxy of SAs, fro 41 to 45, but drumming to a different drummer is just fun. Bisley grips are my favorite for the heavy recoiling models. I do have a couple of NMBHs, 44 Special 7.5 inch and 44 Magnum 5.5 inch. The Bisley Stainless Models in 45 Colt are among my favorites, not to dismiss the Redhawk flavors, but that's another forum.
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I bought a new one just like it a year or two ago, it is the convertible. It has become my favorite revolver.
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255 SWC over 6.6 grains of Unique was the most accurate I tried in mine. Bullet sizing makes a big difference.
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But I need the brass.
Just order up a bunch from Starline . It's what I do when I need brass. I shoot mostly 250g RNFP, but I also load 255 SWCs for the woods. For the last couple of years I've been using 7.0g of Green Dot under the 250g RNFPs for my general load.
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But I need the brass.
Just order up a bunch from Starline . It's what I do when I need brass. I shoot mostly 250g RNFP, but I also load 255 SWCs for the woods. For the last couple of years I've been using 7.0g of Green Dot under the 250g RNFPs for my general load.
Sounds like a good one
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