January 20, 2011, 02:52 AM
Has anybody experienced wild pig hunting with a ruger superblackhawk in 44 mag. With a 10.5 inch barrel. I just purchaced one and planing a trip to fhl this coming weekend,have to mention
that i am not using a scope, any feedback will be appreciated.

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January 20, 2011, 08:15 AM
I only have deer hunting experience. I usually use my Taurus M44, but have killed one doe with an open-sighted Super Blackhawk in 44. The kill was decisive -- shoulder hit at 80 yards (freehand, no rest). Zero travel, and the doe was dead by the time I walked up to her.

I'm willing to bet that's a superb pig gun. I usually shoot 240 grain JSPs (loaded light to moderate) for deer, but have also carried 300 grain Meister cast bullet handloads while bear hunting. For pigs, I'd be tempted to go with the heavier bullets, but the 240's would undoubtedly do the job.

Good luck.

January 20, 2011, 08:35 AM
Mine is a 7.5" barrel - but Hornady 300gr XTP's will put pigs down faster than the big bad wolf.

As for not having a scope. No worries. I've never had or needed one on mine.

451 Detonics
January 20, 2011, 08:56 AM
Follow Harry Callahan's sage advise and it will do just fine...

For those who didn't understand the above reference... "A man has to know his limitations."

January 20, 2011, 05:37 PM
I use a 8 inch model 29 with iron sights regularly on wild hogs where I live. Works well, but like anything, shot placement is key.

January 21, 2011, 12:01 AM
Folks typically practice for a hell of a lot longer than a week before attempting hunting with a handgun. God help the swine!

January 21, 2011, 11:06 AM
Shoot till the delicious animal is dead.

The Lone Haranguer
January 21, 2011, 06:34 PM
If you're wondering if it is an adequate hunting arm, absolutely. My brother and I have both done it, with a 7 1/2" "old model" SBH and standard shelf ammo. Any wild animal can be dangerous if cornered and we should not discount it, but hogs aren't exactly Cape buffalo, elephant or other dangerous game.

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