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Zeroing Guns in Slow Motion

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 23,532 Senior Member
I swapped scopes on the Ruger Super Redhawk. Putting my matte finish 4x Leupold scope on it and moving the gloss finish 4x Weaver that was on it.......over to the gloss blue .35 Remington Contender. It's all about aesthetics.....you understand.

Anyway, between that and Bigslug begging me to shoot something with the 325gr WFN-GC bullets out of a .44 Mag..........I needed a trip to the range.

First up was the Casull.

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The matte scope matches the gun much better, I think.

Anyway, I zeroed at 25 yards:

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...and confirmed at 50 yards:

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...and 100 yards:

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I'm rather surprised at the maintained trajectory.

Then.......I tried out the Slow Motion Video setting on my new camera.

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That..........is kinda cool.

Next, was the Super Blackhawk 3-Screw.

See, Bigslug wants me to shoot something with the 325gr WFN-GC loads. Problem is, I only had my 5.5" Redhawk zeroed for those loads and I kinda doubt I'll shoot something while hunting with that gun. But.......maybe. So, to up my odds and to please Bigslug, I sighted in the Blackhawk with the 325s because I plan to hunt with that gun this year. Kills two birds with one stone. Makes Bigslug happy............makes Weatherby happy...........and therefore............I'm happy.

Sighted the gun in at 25 yards.

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And then shot some clay birds on the 50 yards berm in slow motion.

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Both are all ready to go. Might try and get them bloody this week.
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Go get them buddy :cool2: :up:

    nice grips on that old model super...really set it off....looks like spalted maple

    yep the old girl is ready to hunt
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,152 Senior Member
    MMMMMMMM. . .Threeeeee Screwwwwww. . . AHHHHHHH. . .:drool2: I'm not usually one for . . .birch?. . .but nice grips!

    You're going to be a busy little hedge with all this Science to do.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,635 Senior Member
    I fell asleep watching that.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »

    nice grips on that old model super...really set it off....looks like spalted maple

    Those are the same grips on it when you gave it to me. Don't know what they are exactly. But, the accent the blue very nicely.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I fell asleep watching that.

    The funny thing, it will only record for 10 seconds in slow motion at a time. But, watching it back.......that 10 seconds takes FOREVER!!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,569 Senior Member
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    It looked like it digested those thumper loads of yours quite well
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    It looked like it digested those thumper loads of yours quite well

    Honestly, it didn't kick all that bad. The short Redhawk is a handful. The Blackhawk is rather pleasant. Still afraid to fill the cylinder, though. The front of the bullet is almost flush with the front of the cylinder. If the bullets pull any measurable degree, it'll lock up the cylinder.

    So, until I experiment some........it'll be a single shot.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    So, until I experiment some........it'll be a single shot.

    All you'll need
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    Here is a frame capture of the Blackhawk at Max recoil.

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    Compared to the Casull at Max recoil.

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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,635 Senior Member
    Blast is different, recoil looks similar. But, only your hand knows the difference.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    I have a lighter grip on the Blackhawk than I do the Casull. For the Blackhawk, I'm "holding on" to the gun. With the Casull, I'm "Into The Gun". Meaning, I'm bearing down on the grip somewhat to "hold" in into the rest during recoil.

    So visually, they look the same. But, the difference in grip is the real factor.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    If you look at the pics, you see that my forearm rides up with recoil of the Blackhawk. That because I'm not bearing down with my arm. So in recoil, my whole arm raises.

    With the Casull, I am actually pushing down on the grip with my arms. My right hand has a light grip and my left hand is tight over my shooting hand. Therefore, in recoil, you see my forearm still pressed down against the rest in tension and my shooting wrist bend upwards because of the light grip. But, still remain somewhat presently located because of the tension of my left hand.

    These are the reasons I video myself shooting. To learn things like the difference a grip makes in the guns recoil.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    Neat!

    Those are your bullets in the Casull.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I love science. Those are great looking pistols as well.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Most cool!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,532 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    So, until I experiment some........it'll be a single shot.

    All you'll need

    Here's what the 325gr loads look like in the cylinder.

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    Ain't much wiggle room.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    That is just cool with that huge meplat
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,628 Senior Member
    That's good shooting. WAY too much gun for me.:hand:
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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