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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Buffalo Bore!!!

    This.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    Anything loaded with Hornady XTP's. Those bullets seem to be inherently accurate and terminal performance is generally good.

    And this.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Once you do start reloading, (and I'm pretty sure that you will) you can get 44 mag energies without the pressure. (In a Ruger)
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I agree. My old XTP .45 heavy Colt load just flattened game and shot great out of my Ruger.


    Ahem, recipe or reloading manual for your load??? For the sake of science and interested parties with a .45.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    And the Am Eagle should work too........... Jacketed Soft Point and you get 50 rds a box. I think these are around 860 FPS. https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/58

    Double Tap has some +P hard cast too. Wow. 1450 FPS from a handgun 7.5" bbl might be a little hardy and hard to control until you get used to them. They have standard loads too. http://www.doubletapammo.net/index.php?route=product/product&path=303_350&product_id=333

    I wish you lived closer and I'd reload you a box of 50 to the power level you want. 255 grain Keith style hard cast SWCs Poly coated from Missouri Bullet Co. I'm thunking you would be wanting a little more than regular loads, but not as much as those +P loads from Doubletap. Those are up there to Teach's loads, maybe more.

    Maybe 950-1075 FPS range or so would fill your needs.
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Very nice. I'm done with gun purchases but a .45 Colt would be the exception if one crossed my path.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Very nice. I'm done with gun purchases but a .45 Colt would be the exception if one crossed my path.

    So you are Short a .45 Long Colt in yer lineup? :tooth:

    I owned a S&W model 25 some years ago and recently acquired a new model Vaquero to fill that void, but don't think it will be the only one I will own.
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I guess it is all about what you would use it for
    the Blackhawk is generally much stronger allowing much hotter loads.



    Not so with the older ones! Hoping to bag a hog this season with this one!

    Luis
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,812 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    Very nice! Get a Wilson Combat spring kit for it, it's amazing, the difference.
    I love 45 Colts!

    Best upgrade money can buy...for under $20 and ~15 minute installation.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Jeeper wrote: »

    Not so with the older ones! Hoping to bag a hog this season with this one!

    Luis

    Oh, you mean the older Vaqueros, yep they are more beefy than the new model like I got. I guess they traded heft and the ability to take "Ruger Only" loads for easier more handy handling.
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  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    VERY nice! I'm sure you will enjoy shooting it. I always shied away from stainless but over the last 8 years, I find it very appealing. Now you need a nice holster to carry that one in. :yousuck:

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,700 Senior Member
    Jeeper wrote: »

    Not so with the older ones! Hoping to bag a hog this season with this one!

    Luis

    That's a Beauty, Good Luck getting a hog. I plan to get one with mine also.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Looking forward to your range report.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,700 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    And the Am Eagle should work too........... Jacketed Soft Point and you get 50 rds a box. I think these are around 860 FPS. https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/58

    Double Tap has some +P hard cast too. Wow. 1450 FPS from a handgun 7.5" bbl might be a little hardy and hard to control until you get used to them. They have standard loads too. http://www.doubletapammo.net/index.php?route=product/product&path=303_350&product_id=333

    I wish you lived closer and I'd reload you a box of 50 to the power level you want. 255 grain Keith style hard cast SWCs Poly coated from Missouri Bullet Co. I'm thunking you would be wanting a little more than regular loads, but not as much as those +P loads from Doubletap. Those are up there to Teach's loads, maybe more.

    Maybe 950-1075 FPS range or so would fill your needs.

    Big Chief that is a super generous offer. Come May I should have some once fired brass for you.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,700 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »

    After corresponding with HIVIZ, they do not make a sight for the Blackhawk in .45 Colt. I am going to try some bright orange sight paint (nail polish) and see how that works, while searching for a replacement front sight with better visibility. The stock one disappears against a black target.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Have heard that RC airplane model paint is a good choice since it usually resists solvents 6 other chemical products better....might be worthwhile to try it.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    After corresponding with HIVIZ, they do not make a sight for the Blackhawk in .45 Colt. I am going to try some bright orange sight paint (nail polish) and see how that works, while searching for a replacement front sight with better visibility. The stock one disappears against a black target.

    This is the HIVIZ sight on my 5.5" .45 Colt Bisley with a 25 yard zero. Seems to work fine.

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    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Very nice, congratulations. I have one just like it, and you will fall in love with it. You can shoot rounds that rival .44 magnums or Cowboy rounds with little recoil.............robin
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,700 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    This is the HIVIZ sight on my 5.5" .45 Colt Bisley with a 25 yard zero. Seems to work fine.

    pmgrJvw.jpg

    Glad that it works for you. I noticed the web page said not for .45 Long Colt so sent a message and received a prompt reply:

    Subject: which sight for Ruger New Model Blackhawk in .45 LC


    Message: looking through your sights available, I noticed that the sight for my gun says not for .45 LC models. Is there another that I missed?



    Trevor Young [email protected] via hiviz.onmicrosoft.com

    Oct 2 (2 days ago)

    to me

    We do not make a sight for the 45 Colt at this time, we do not make a sight tall enough for the 45.

    Trevor Young
    Product Manager
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    One of the days when I get a round-2-it I will install one of those on my Smith (above). I loved the one on the Scandium gun. Unfortunately my Ruger BH has a solid front sight so it would require surgery to install one of those.

    Iffn you are versed on a triangle sight file you can make inserts of any color for angled front sights. And that would include high visibility round plastic rods and flat stock.
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