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Are the new Vaqueros & BHs as strong as the oldies?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Fatelvis, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Well-Known Member

    Are the new, smaller Vaqueros and Blackhawks able to digest hot handloads without adverse effects like the older versions? Will they shoot loose easier than the old versions? Thanks-
  2. tc300mag1

    tc300mag1 Well-Known Member

    i would say no they look liek theres a lot less steel Espically in 45colt but i could be wrong check out gunblast.com theyhave pics of the cylinders side by side
  3. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    No, and Ruger didn't intend them too be. The "New" models were designed for those that wanted a lighter, less massive revolver - in particular Cowboy Action Shooters that favor lighter loads.
  4. bakert

    bakert Well-Known Member

    The Vaqueros built with the same frame and cylinder as the New Model Blackhawk will handle heavy loads. The "New" Vaquero won't handle the pressure of the "Ruger Only" Loads safely. Best to use loads you would use in Colts and clones.

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