Target shot with Ruger Blackhawk Air Rifle - with pics


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btefft
May 27, 2009, 01:14 PM
Target shot with Ruger Blackhawk Air Rifle - with pics

After, many pellets I finally got the scope zeroed and it appears to be holding zero.

For a shooting rest I placed two tripods in a "line" and laid the air rifle across their tops (I have some rifle rests, which looks like Vs, that attach to the top of a tripod). I shot from inside my garage out to my side yard which just happens to be backed by a high berm. It really worked great, wouldn't use the double tripod rest for any thing other than an air rifle or .22 rimfire, though

First, I fired three Crosman 7.9-8.0 g (I weighed them) pellets at the top right, made some scope adjustments and fired three more at the center, made some more scope adjustments and fired at the bottom left. I chronied them and average fps is 843.5 See the following target pic.
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/bltefft/dimesoff.jpg

From the following pic, you can see a dime can cover any of the groups.
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/bltefft/dimeson.jpg

I have some Crosman Pointed pellets who weighed in at 7.4-7.5 g, chronied at 898.3 fps on average. So I fired some of them at the top left. They didn't group well - I really didn't expect the same POI, but I did expect some smaller groups.

Today I received some RWS Meist. FP and some Crosman 8 g pointed pellets. I'm looking forward to seeing how well they do.

Here's the Ruger Blackhawk. Under $100 from Sportsman's Guide - it comes with the air rifle scope.
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u32/bltefft/airrifle.jpg

Hack

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gb6491
May 27, 2009, 01:49 PM
That's a nice shooting rifle and an excellent report; thank you very much:)
Regards,
Greg

arcticap
May 28, 2009, 04:05 AM
I agree. Those are great targets, especially to see the shots touching and such small groups fired using only a 4x scope. :)
I've previously read some other good comments about it too.
Does Ruger actually make it or is it imported?
Are you still thinking about sending it back or have you not yet made a final decision about keeping it?

7X57chilmau
May 28, 2009, 10:15 AM
They're of chinese manufacture. China is learning quickly.

J

btefft
May 29, 2009, 01:08 AM
Yes, articap, I plan on sending it back. If it was lighter I would be keeping it. I really like how accurate it is.

It weighs just over 8 lbs. And for me, handicapped as I am, the Blackhawk is a bit much. The other Ruger, with a wooden stock, only weighs a little more than 6 lbs. The barrel of the 6-lb Ruger is only about 1/4 inch shorter.

I'm hoping the 6-lb Ruger will be just as accurate as the Blackhawk. I'm going to shoot it some first, before I send the Blackhawk back. If the 6-lb gun isn't as good a shooter, I'll be sending it back and keeping the Blackhawk.

On Sportsman's Guide, on the link with the Air Hawk, are lots and lots of good reviews - not about how good the Guide was or how promptly they received the gun. No, these reviews are about how good the gun is. So, I feel pretty good about the swap.

Hack

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