Super Redhawk cylinder throats

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kilpatrk

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I purchased a Super Redhawk and I have noticed that the cylinder throats seem to be at .432. I didn't realize that these cylinder throats ran that large. Since jacketed bullets are .430 at the largest, as far as I can tell, I am concerned that the difference is greater than it should be. Do they sell cylinders more in line with the .430? Or is the difference not that significant? I have always understood that cylinder throat size should match bullet size more closely for better accuracy. Could flame cutting be increased by larger cylinder throat size?

Thanks,
Mert
 

GP100man

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Kilpatrk

WELCOME TO THE RUGER FORUM.COM!!!!!


How are you measuring????

Most (4) Supers i`ve shot the cyl `s would`nt let a .430 bullet pass (used as pin gage) & a .429 would take pressure to get thru.

if your cyl throats are actually .432 your revolver would be a cast boolit shooters dream come true!!!!

To answer your ?? on a new cyl , the revolver would have to be sent back to be fitted & timed . the cyl is not a "drop" in part.

How does your new Super Redhawk shoot????
factory????
jacketed????
cast boolits???
handloads???
 

Springbuck

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I have mesured several Ruger 44 throats over the years and .431 is fairly standard with a few at .432, if a .430 bullet will drop through you have at least .001 clearance and probably .002 if both are the same you will have to drive it through. I have three 44 Rugers and they shoot reasonably well although I would like to have closer tolerances.
I was a machinist for 10 years.
Springbuck
 

yankee7809

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I own a SuperRedhawk .44 and it's cylinder throats must be AT LEAST .431 because if you drop a .430 250 grain Keith cast bullet into the throat you had better have your feet out of the way 'cause it's coming towards the floor fast! I have not measured them but I would guess that they are .432 as well. So far no real problems with any bullet type / speed combination that I have tried.
 

Springbuck

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All of the Ruger 45 Colts that I have measured were .451 and I opened them up to .452 or .4525. I have herd of .454 throates on 45's but have not seen any myself.
 
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