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post #1 of 7 Old 12-04-2013, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Well I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on one of these. Does anyone have any experiences with this pistol? Likes? Dislikes? Looking at it for hunting of course. I have a Ruger Vaquero in 44 mag but looking at a longer barrel than 4 5/8 to extend my reach. Thanks!

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Yes, it is a big bad ass gun. Flames shoot out of it and it knocks small people over when they fire it. Only thing I don't like is the cost of 44 ammo. I have the hunter version with a scope on it.

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^ Handload! 44 Mag brass is available, and not terribly expensive. It'll take standard .44 caliber bullets (even lead), and everything for it is generally buyable. Rock and roll that big bastard Mark W.

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I reload all my 6 gun bullets. For my vaquero I use 300 grain laser cast lead, with 18 gr of H110. Its a hot round. But should be able to take down anything in North America with it.

With the Blackhawk I would probably stick with 240 grain.

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Owned one for approx. 40 yrs. Finished several white tails and took 1 12 point with it. It has quite a bit of recoil/rise with the factory 6 1/2" barrel. Depending on your hand size you may want other than factory grips to hang onto. I usually use a 2 handed grip to handle the recoil.For hunting I've settled on the Federal 240 gr. Hydra-shok blunt nosed hollow point. They're pricy. Haven't looked at them lately but were running around $38 for 20 rounds. I've tried up to 300 gr. but got better patterns at 200 to 240 gr. For target I use reload with Hercules powder and Hornady blunt nosed 240 hollow.I haven't used it lately for hunting as the open sights tend to blur for me as my eyes are aging. I now use the same ammo in a Model 96 Ruger carbine. If you can hit, this round is good out to approx. 100yd. to knock a man off his feet. A chest shot against the muzzle will collapse the lungs even if you would miss any vitals. Not near as fast as a semi, but 1 round is all you need.
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Yes, it is a big bad ass gun. Flames shoot out of it and it knocks small people over when they fire it. Only thing I don't like is the cost of 44 ammo. I have the hunter version with a scope on it.
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Above is an example of a 240 grain bullet at about 1550 fps. It's got a smidge more muzzle energy than a .223, at point blank range.

I don't tempt fate with those rounds too often anymore.

Now I tend to load lead bullets, and keep 240 grainers to about 900-950 fps, which is still on par (energy wise) with a really good defensive round.

Loading lead costs me 8-9 cents per cartridge.


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Not the same but I had a 8" Colt Anaconda...dam accurate. Loved it.

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