Ruger 50th Anniversary .44

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David LaPell

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I spotted one of these today for $500 flat. Has anyone ever hunted deer with of of these? I like the gun because it is so much lighter than the Super Blackhawk.
 

pvtschultz

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The 44 Mag 50th NMBH can be a handfull shooting full power loads with that little grip frame. If you roll your own, you can make it much more pleasant to shoot.
 

flatgate

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pvtschultz":2xeod1b9 said:
The 44 Mag 50th NMBH can be a handfull shooting full power loads with that little grip frame.

Ah, we have ways to fix such things.......

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The original, '57 vintage Flattop .44 cylinder fits pretty good!

I need some reblueing help...... :D

flatgate
 

Dale53

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My shooting buddy and I bought a 50Th Anniversary .44 magnum from ACRYLICTNK and got excellent service. We had them sent to our friendly local FFL for small change. I consider that one of the absolute BEST BUYS in the revolver universe. That is a LOT of revolver for less than $500.00 these days.

Mine shoots VERY well, also:

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The off shot was on my shoulders (ain't it always :oops: ). That was shot at 25 yards off the bench.

The recoil with full .44 Magnum loads is STOUT. It's not fun at all (I sure wish that Hogue or Pachmayr made rubber grips for these small grip frames - that would pretty much solve the problem). I borrowed a set of Herrett oversize grips from my brother's original .357 Flattop and ALL of the recoil problem disappeared. I called Herrett's and they were not interested in tooling up for the new small grip...

I guess I'll just have to whittle something out for this and my .44 Lipsey Special. In the meantime, I can download the .44 mag a bit for less strenuous loads, if necessary.

Dale53
 

David LaPell

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Yeah, the gun belongs to a friend of mine who I am helping out with a gun show this weekend. He happened to bring one with him and I fell in love with it there and then. In my neck of the woods they are not at all common, mostly just Model 29's and Super Blackhawks (the square triggerguard raps my knuckles), but I bet that my load of a 250 grain cast bullet and 10.0 grains of Unique would work real well in that Ruger.
 

REP1954

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Heres what I did to stop the meat grating when not wearing gloves. Ivory Corian by Don Collins of Collinscraft.
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I have hunted a few years with a scoped super redhawk. Unfortunatly the only deer I see while carrying a pistol are all 200 yard shots. If I pack around a rifle all day it sees like the deer jump in front of me at 20 yards. Even with the big heavy gun and scope, with a good shoulder holster I could carry it all day and not even know I had it.
 
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