My new Ruger 10mm Buckeye

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silverback

Blackhawk
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Aug 9, 2012
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591
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el paso texas
They handle the 10 mm superbly. In fact it was getting one that got me back into revolvers. Wait tell you take it out to sight it in. you'll wish they making more.
 

06ackley

Single-Sixer
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Jan 15, 2011
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142
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INDIANA
They are fun to shoot. I haven't shot much 10mm out of mine,mostly 38-40. I usually use a 180gr bullet and some IMR4227.Yours looks very nice.Enjoy it!!
 

CraigC

Hawkeye
Joined
May 27, 2002
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5,197
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West Tennessee
I use a lot of 10.0gr Unique under either a 180gr RNFP or a 180gr Gold Dot for around 1200fps. Gives me another 300fps from rifles.
 

dakota1911

Buckeye
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Mar 26, 2009
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1,021
I would love to find one. I could not bring myself to mess up the 38-40 cyl. but another cyl. in 40 S&W might be nice for folk who have access to lots of that cal.
 

5of7

Hunter
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Sep 22, 2010
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2,296
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SW. LOWER MICHIGAN
It is hard to find bullets for the 38/40 that weigh over 180 grains, although there are probably molds out there that will cast a bullet of any reasonable weight.

If you buy a Lee factory crimp die, you can use any .40 caliber bullet whether it has a cannalure or not. The 38/40 case is quite capable of handling bullets of 200 grains or more. It is a close competitor of the .41 Mg. when loaded right and in a gun like the Blackhawk.

My data shows that 20 gr. of 2400 and the 200 gr. Hornady bullet yields 1385 fps and the Blackhawk is quite accurate. That should be a good deer load, but thus far, I have not used it for that purpose. 8)
 
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