Blackhawk .44 mag ?


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BENELLIMONTE
August 31, 2008, 10:22 AM
I just purchased a 50th Anniversary .44 Magnum New Model Blackhawk. I am going to use this as my sidearm on my elk, deer & grouse (bear) hunts. Anyone have experience using one of these as a hunting weapon. Thnks for the input in advance.

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calaverasslim
August 31, 2008, 11:14 AM
Not sure of the barrel length of yours but I have the 5.5" Blackhawk 44mag. Works great on hogs and I expect to try a white tail this year. All depends on bullet placement but within range, this one should work fine for you.

Floppy_D
August 31, 2008, 11:22 AM
I'll be using the 7 1/2" model this year for deer and bear. I've been knocking cigar boxes over at 75 yds pretty consistently. Mine shoots like a dream, hopefully yours does too!

BENELLIMONTE
August 31, 2008, 11:39 AM
It is a 6 1/2" barrel.

Ohen Cepel
August 31, 2008, 11:57 AM
Should be fine for that.

Good strong accurate revolvers.

Get some of the heavy cast bullets and it will do it's part so long as you do yours.

May want to look into a Belt Mtn pin if you notice your's shooting loose any.

BENELLIMONTE
August 31, 2008, 12:01 PM
Ohen,
Thanks for the input.
Do you mean the cylinder retaining pin?

Ohen Cepel
August 31, 2008, 12:07 PM
http://www.beltmountain.com/ruger.htm

They call them base pins, sure they have other names.

Tightens things up some if needed, may improve accuracy and I like the ones that lock just in case.

Money well spent in my mind.

BENELLIMONTE
August 31, 2008, 12:08 PM
Ohen,

Thank you for the link.

critter
August 31, 2008, 02:19 PM
My gun (same as yours) has had a new base pin added and shoots like a dream. FINE hunting firearm.

Get some good, hard cast, flat nosed bullets (heavier the better) and get good shooting with it.

Wonderful passtime, hunting with one of those.

Good luck and have fun.

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