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87 Ruger Super Blackhawk 44

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 357smallbore, Jan 23, 2023 at 10:07 PM.

  1. 357smallbore

    357smallbore Member

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    Just bought a like new Blued SB in 44mag. Has a 5.5 bbl Paid $750. I think I paid $100 more than I should have. But condition was everything, and I needed to add it to my collection.
    I'm going to feral hog hunt with it.
    I plan on using my reloads of 300gr hard cast LFN on them dudes. Anyone else hunt hogs with the 44?
     
  2. Tallball

    Tallball Member

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    Good price. My SBH is probably my favorite handgun. :)
     
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  3. doubleh

    doubleh Member

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    I love my SBHs, especially with 44 special loads. I really can't handle the big boy loads anymore. Even with a wrist brace the pain afterwards just isn't worth it.
     
  4. Pat Riot

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    Congratulations! :thumbup:

    $750 doesn’t sound bad. The main thing is that you’re happy with it.
     
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  5. Armybrat

    Armybrat Member

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    My stainless SBH is a beautiful hunk of steel. Gifted it to one of my sons, so I’d like to get a blued one.
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  6. Y-T71

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    I had a 7½" stainless SBH for a few years

    No matter how much I tried, I just couldn't bring myself to like that length barrel.

    I know if it would have been a 5½" I'd still have it.

    Nice gun!
     
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  7. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

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    Nice pickup :thumbup:. The 5.5” is my favorite Ruger SA barrel length, I think it provides the nicest combination of sight radius, handgun velocity and on-the-hip portability. But, for whatever reasons out of 9 Ruger SA revolvers that I have in the safe, only one is a 5.5”. o_O

    Those 300 gr SWC bullets will be punching straight through a hog if they are moving at a magnum clip, you shouldn’t have any trouble anchoring pigs with solid hits. :) I don’t have a SBH .44, but the 4 5/8” .45 Colts and 6.5” .41 Mag I own can bring some similar heat when stoutly loaded.

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    Let us know how it shoots for you when you get a chance to test out those loads. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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  8. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger Member

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    Not a Super Blackhawk, but I use to hunt hog with my 9.5" Super Redhawk 44 mag. Its also an 87 model year, first year for the SRH.
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  9. wcwhitey

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    F456F84C-575E-42C9-98E4-D72DD81358DF.jpeg My SBH late 80’s as well. Took the barrel down to 5”, target Crown and Weigand front sight. I have never hunted hogs but it has seen quite a few Whitetail hunts. You will really enjoy the strength, simplicity and accuracy! Nice pickup. I am not up in the price of these but worth what you paid for sure in my mind. It loves 240 XTPs in the woods and 255 Grain Keith 429421 loads at the range. Bowling pins don’t stand a chance at 50 yards.
     
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