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Ruger Vaquero Sheriff .44 (anyone got one?)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wheelyfun66, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. wheelyfun66

    wheelyfun66 Member

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    Hey All,
    I am currently obsessed with getting a Ruger Sheriff, chambered in .44 Special (the only chambering they made it in)

    Any experiences with one?

    For those of you who hand load...what is a mid-powered loading for .44 Special? (for range use)?

    Love to hear any experiences with the Sheriff model!
     
  2. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Member

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    I've got one. It is very accurate, a real one-hole gun. I sometimes take it on hiking outings. Sort of a specialized gun, but a fun one. Many holsters for 4" N-frames will fit it well enough.

    You can also get the same size and 3.75 barrel in .45 colt with a birds head grip, FWIW.
     
  3. harvester

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    I have the bright stainless 3.75 inch barrel in 45 Colt. I believe it too is billed as a Sheriff model. Shoots nicely and sits in hand well.
     
  4. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I carry the .45 Colt version. It's a pleasure to shoot with a 255 bullet and 5.4 of Tightgroup. The hotter loads start to hurt a little bit.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. mavracer

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    Yep got one they're great. Love the Skeeter load 7 to. 7.5gr of unique and a 240gr LSWC.
     
  6. Lawdawg45

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    I have the .45 Colt model and I love it, it's one of my daily carry guns.

    LD
     
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  7. wheelyfun66

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    Yeeeehaaaaaa!
    Thanks guys, for posting about both the new Vaquero Birdshead and the 44 Sheriff's model!

    It is actually the new Vaquero birdshead model in 45ACP that got me interested in a new Vaquero.

    I like the idea of the vaq that is chambered in 45ACP, simply because I do not yet reload ammo...and the ACP is WAY cheaper than 44 Spec or 45LC.

    But....I can get a Sheriff's model for about 100 bucks cheaper...and part of me likes the old plow-handle grip better than a birdshead....

    Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!
    I will surely post when I have purchased one or the other......
     
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