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Old 08-25-2012, 01:53   #1
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Should I scoop up this 44 mag?

Alright, I had big bad SW500 mag as my serious woods gun. I asked myself though, "Am I serious?" hahaha. I decided to part ways with it and picked up my first Glock. A G20. Ive made friends with it over the years and even bought another and tuned it. Got into hot handloading etc... blah blah blah.

I want another wheel gun for serious woods. Was thinking a 629 but then I saw this.....

Talk me into it or out of it...

NIB Ruger Super BlackHawk 44... 7.5" blue/wood - $380
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:30   #2
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Decent price on a great gun.

Only downside is the barrel is a bit long.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:01   #3
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Decent price on a great gun.

Only downside is the barrel is a bit long.
I agree. Good price, but barrel is about 2" longer than I would prefer. My G20 is my woods gun too. I used to have a 7.5" SS Ruger Redhawk in .44, but now have a 5.5" SS Redhawk .44 and like the shorter barrel. Would either tote it on my hip in "grizzer bare" country or my 5" S&W .460, but the G20 goes with me for now. It pretty much replaced my 4" SS GP100 .357 as my woods gun.

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Old 08-25-2012, 14:04   #4
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I agree. Good price, but barrel is about 2" longer than I would prefer. My G20 is my woods gun too. I used to have a 7.5" SS Ruger Redhawk in .44, but now have a 5.5" SS Redhawk .44 and like the shorter barrel. Would either tote it on my hip in "grizzer bare" country or my 5" S&W .460, but the G20 goes with me for now. It pretty much replaced my 4" SS GP100 .357 as my woods gun.

I sure have come to love the 10mm. The cartridge is so versatile. I reload so ammo is not an issue. I shoot for a fraction of what cheap otc 9mm even costs so no one will be able to argue with me on that. The high cap mags full of 1200fps 200 grain fmj will deter about anything I run into in the woods.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:47   #5
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That's a great price for a new one.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:15   #6
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For that price I would have jumped on it, and, taken it to my favorite Smitty, and had the barrel cut to 5-5 1/2, which is a better carry length, IMHO.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:36   #7
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Have you shot SA revolvers much? Heavy recoil out of a SA is a whole different animal than your 500. I don't care for .44 in a SBH. I prefer DA.

That is a good price on the SBH though.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:45   #8
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That's a great price, don't let it get away.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:09   #9
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Sounds like a good price but if you decided to have the barrel shortened, I wonder how much that would cost.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:38   #10
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I've owned a few of the Super Blackhawks. The 7 1/2 barrel is way too long for a carry gun. The gun is heavy and cumbersome. If you get it, you'll not carry it or use it much.

They make the Super Blackhawk with a 4 5/8 inch barrel these days. Excellent gun. Easy to carry.

And, no, there is not much difference in the accuracy potential of the two barrel lengths.

Pass that gun up. Not a particularly good price anyway.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:40   #11
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I have to agree with the others. Great price, great gun, barrel too long for a carry gun though. If you were actually hunting with it a 7.5" would be good. I have a Blackhawk in .45 Colt with a 5.5" barrel that is about perfect. The 4.625" barrel would be a great choice also.

If you reload, look at the .45 Colts as well. You can load them to match or exceed the power or the .44 magnum with less pressure in the Ruger Blackhawk.

Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:03   #12
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love SA revolvers, but can't hit a thing with SAs.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:30   #13
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For a serious woods gun, as in carried in grizzly bear country, I wouldn't carry a single action (1911 is an exception). In a stress situation such as a charging bear I don't want to be fumbling any more than necessary. I'd prefer to just pull the trigger and have it go bang. That's one of the primary reasons I like striker fired pistols and I carry my 1911s cocked and locked.

I wish I had thought of having the barrel on 629 cut down to a more manageable length. I had the 8-3/8" barrel and it was just too long for a sidearm. Great for handgun hunting though from what the precious owner told me.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:52   #14
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Good price but clumsy length IMO. Even my Anniversary Flattop at 6 1/2" is too long. I an thinking about having it trimmed since it is a nice "packable' frame size

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:44   #15
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Old 08-25-2012, 13:59   #16
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A 4-6" seems much more practical and for field carry stainless would be more desirable, yes?
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Old 08-25-2012, 14:05   #17
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A 4-6" seems much more practical and for field carry stainless would be more desirable, yes?
Yep.

I prefer this one on my hip much more than the 5-1/2" Blackhawk I have...

Like everything else, it's a tradeoff - shorter sight radius, lower velocities... I tend to think 4-5" barrels are the best compromise for backpacking / hiking / woods work in general.
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Old 08-25-2012, 17:26   #18
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Very nice Steve
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Old 08-25-2012, 23:12   #19
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Very nice Steve
I concur, but I mentioned the 5-5 1/2 length so it would have more purpose. For myself, need 5" minimum length to hunt deer in Ohio. The anniversary model had that length. Like my firearms to be multitaskers.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:50   #20
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A collector will give you a "yes", someone like me that only owns what they can justify will say "no".

Just consider BAC and I to be on polar opposite sides of the spectrum.

Which are you?
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