I went to a gun show that was in town a couple of weeks ago, just to browse
I came across a Ruger .44 Mag. Super Blackhawk with custom rosewood grips.
It also had the nicest trigger job that I have ever felt on a pistol.
My problem was, back when I was young, I owned this same model, and hated it with a passion. Too much kick with those western grips. I traded that hated gun to a buddy of mine for his pre '64 model '94.
SOooo--I offered the dealer a very low ball price, and he accepted it.
SOooo--here I am at the range, with this same model that 40 yrs before, I couldn't handle.
What happens?? I fall in love with the dang thing.
I have been shooting it off hand at 50 yds, and putting everything withing a 3-4"bull.
I even shot it off hand at 100 yards, and put my three shots inside a pie plate.
I have been using my reloads--240gr cast--6.5gr W-231--
I now plan to load for hunting-- Hornady 240gr HP/XTP's with H110 powder.
I want to keep velocity at around 1200fps.
Going back to my heading of this post.
This gun hasn't changed a lick over these years, but I have.
Back when I was 19, I thought that I knew everything.
I have learned these past weeks, that I wasn't quite as smart as I thought that I was.
40 years of shooting and reloading has put me full circle with this Pistol.
Now---How do I explain this to my 20 yr old Son Ben, who thinks that HE knows everything???
He will just have to wait 40 years to figure it out for himself I guess.