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Vaquero .44 mag...cant hit a barn

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RugerNut9, Aug 6, 2011.

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  1. RugerNut9

    RugerNut9 Member

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    so uhh I got me a Old Vaquero .44 mag and I cant hit the broad or narrow side of a barn.... someone suggested filing the front sight.... i don't know about all that; this thing is beautiful, very shiny :p
     
  2. rcmodel

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    I'd suggest you try a few things first before filing the sights!!

    1. Blacken the sights to reduce glare with soot from a candle flame, or a dry-erase marker.
    2. Try shooting light recoiling .44 Special in it for practice until you get used to the recoil & blast of full power .44 Mag ammo.
    3. Shoot it off a bench & sandbags to help rule out shooter induced flinching.
    4. Have another experienced handgun shooter try it and see how his results come out.

    There is no good reason to file the front sight until you can consistently shoot good groups to figure out how much to file.
    And then you will have to decide on a load and stay with it from that point on, as other loads will shoot to a different POI then the one you used to sight in the gun with a file!

    rc
     
  3. RugerNut9

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    sounds like a plan
     
  4. JellyJar

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    First, have someone else shoot it to see if it is you or the gun.

    Second, if it is the gun and not you then see if there is a gunsmith in your area that has pin gauges that he can use to check the diameter of the chamber throats on your cylinder. Chamber throats that are too small are one of the biggest culprits that cause bad accuracy in revolvers. If that is fine ask the gunsmith what he thinks.

    Can't think of anything else except but to sell it and buy another.

    Good luck!

    JJ
     
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