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I've looked at Freedom Arms and Ruger.
From what I understand the Super Redhawk will stand the most pressure (field howitzer loads)...but the Bisley has the better grip. I need help.

I want field howitzer load capability:bazooka: , but I also like a recoil friendly grip...if I can get it. Anybody have any suggestions ? Any insight is much appreciated.
 

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then buy a 454 Casull .. you can load it way hotter than a 45 colt and shoot 45 colts out of it go with the super redhawk thats what i used
 

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Either or is good, I agree, that I ain't crazy about the grip on the blackhawk, I think in the near future, I am gonna put me a different grip on my blackhawk.

Just remember, the Redhawk is double action while the blackhawk is a single action, if that makes any difference in your choices.
 

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Just remember, the Redhawk is double action while the blackhawk is a single action, if that makes any difference in your choices.
It does make a difference...But I'm not sure which way I want it yet... But I'm leaning heavily towards the Bisley Ruger with a 7 or 7.25 inch barrel.
 

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Before you buy a Bisley or any Ruger Single Action .. Make sure they left you measure the Cylinder throats as Rugers run LARGE if you plan to hunt you want a 452or 451.5 most rugers run 454 or 456 blows your accuracy right out of the side of barn
 

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Before you buy a Bisley or any Ruger Single Action .. Make sure they left you measure the Cylinder throats as Rugers run LARGE if you plan to hunt you want a 452or 451.5 most rugers run 454 or 456 blows your accuracy right out of the side of barn
Thanks for the tip...I will keep that in mind...and thats why I'd like a Freedom Arms....darn, this gun buying gets complicated.
I have the $$$ for this if I could get my mind made up on how and what I want.
I had the $$$ saved up for a Baer AR...but changed my mind...I have enough rifles.
 

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Not a problem i was lucky my Vaquero is 452 and shoots great my buddies whos is 12 Serial#'s away has 456 and well instead of MOA its MOB Minute of Barn
 

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I didn't know that about Ruger single actions, and I haven't measured my Blackhawk, but she is a tack driver.
 

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The might have finally got it under control but i know John Taffin and Mike V complained about it a lot years ago when i was buying mine i measured a bunch of Cylinders to find a tight one
 

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opps i typed that worng up there ya want 452 or 452.5 not 451
 

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I've looked at Freedom Arms and Ruger.
From what I understand the Super Redhawk will stand the most pressure (field howitzer loads)...but the Bisley has the better grip. I need help.

I want field howitzer load capability:bazooka: , but I also like a recoil friendly grip...if I can get it. Anybody have any suggestions ? Any insight is much appreciated.
Get a Ruger !



Ruger Vaquero (Old style, large frame)


Ruger Bisley Blackhawk (45 Colt/45ACP)

Old "large frame" Vaqueros (no longer made but still can be found) are good to go for "Ruger only" loads but the smaller frame New Vaqueros are not. Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks are also OK but, as always, proceed with extreme caution when hand loading powerful loads for ANY handgun. I have some Buffalo Bore 45 Colt that will "Rock Your socks !" when fired.
 

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Before you buy a Bisley or any Ruger Single Action .. Make sure they left you measure the Cylinder throats as Rugers run LARGE if you plan to hunt you want a 452or 451.5 most rugers run 454 or 456 blows your accuracy right out of the side of barn
Actually, the Ruger .45 throats tend to run tight. Much has been written about that on the Ruger Forum. One of the members there reams cylinders for a very reasonable cost, $30 + shipping. His site is cylindersmith.com. Brownells also sells the reamers if you want to do it your self, or if you have several to do.
 
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