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Did I do well on this deal? Also, 44 mag ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by nsl, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. nsl


    Mar 10, 2009
    Traded a LNIB Ruger SR-22 rifle that never really did it for me, for a like new with no box or papers Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag and $50. Gun is blued, has a 5 or 5.5 inch barrel, and fluted cylinder (thought they were all non-fluted). That SR-22 was a impulse purchase, and the novelty wore off quick.

    Oh, now I need to get some 44 mag ammo. Can you point me in the right dirrection of some affoardable practice ammo?
  2. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I'd say you got the better end of the deal! I don't know when they might have had fluted cylinders, but I thought the Blackhawk had fluted cylinder. Are you sure it's a Super Blackhawk? I believe all the Super Blackhawks had a squared rear portion of the trigger guard......dragoon style, I think it's referred to as......

    If you're going to shoot 44mag regularly, you might as well think about investing in some reloading equipment........otherwise, just go down to the LGS, grit your teeth, and pay the price!

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012

  3. michael e

    michael e

    Nov 20, 2010
    Affordable 44mag ammo? Good luck, last time I looked it was around 40 a box, I still have some that I bought 10 years ago when I bought my 44mag that is marked 17.99 a box.
  4. nsl


    Mar 10, 2009
    Says New Model Super Blackhawk on the frame.
  5. denn1911


    Oct 14, 2010
    New England
    I'd say that you made out well. The ammo is pricey. I'll second the advice on reloading if you plan on shooting it often.
  6. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    The "new model" designation is probably the difference........

    Still......I think you made a good deal.

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  7. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

    Oct 11, 2004
    Avondale, AZ.
    Sounds like it's time to learn how to cast your own bullets and load your own ammo. Then you can load up a box of 50 rounds of 44Mag for about $4 bucks. :cool:

    "New Model" simply means that it has the transfer bar safety as opposed to the "Old Model" which was just like a Colt SAA.
    If you could post a pic it might help to clear things up a bit.
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  8. f3joel


    Oct 31, 2006
    The 5.5 inch barrel Super Blackhawks have fluted cylinders
    I have the stainless one
  9. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City

    That's about where I left off when I started rolling my own.

    OP - great deal on the BH. It's expensive to feed, but sooooo much fun. I can't help much with where to go for factory, or even how the stuff performs, QC, et cetera anymore...

    We want pics.
  10. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  11. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

    Jan 3, 2006
    Humble, TX
    Man O Man, you made a GREAT deal!. Move your **** on over from the rookie category of gun swapper to mid-level:faint: Before you go firing off a bunch of 44 mag I'd suggest you go get some aluminum cased CCI Blazer 44 special JHP. It is a great round and won't beat you up, also makes a good self-defense load. Check out for ammo:wavey:
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Some of the SuperBlackhawks got fluted cylinder and some don't. If memory serves, only the 4-5/8 barrel one got unfluted cylinder AND rounded trigger guard. The longer barrel models got the fluted cylinder and the dragoon-style trigger guard. (straight in the back).