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I'm thinking about buying a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 mag. Right now I'm leaning towards the 4 5/8" bbl. I plan on carrying it while deer hunting with my muzzleloader for a quick follow up shot. Most articles I've read claim good accuracy with this gun. Does anybody have any experience with this model? Is the longer bbl any more accurate?
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John
 

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Used to own a blackhawk .41 mag and wish I still did today. The accuracy was superb, although mine was the longer 6 1/2" barrel.
 

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Be sure to check your local regs before hauling it out there. In Va.,unless you have a Concealed Permit, you can't have another firearm on your person while either hunting with a muzzleloader or bow.

As for accuracy,I know lots of folks that got rid of them and wished they hadn't. They were pretty accurate but folks kinda decided they needed more power(spelled RECOIL) and either sold them or traded for a 44mag.

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It's legal in IL during the firearm season but not during the muzzleloader-only or archery season. During the firearm season I use my T/C Contender in .44 mag for hunting in thick brush and a muzzleloader for more open areas. I was thinking about the .41 to carry along with my muzzleloader for a back-up.
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It's a pretty good gun, in my opinion, but I find all of the revolvers - Smith, etc - a little more accurate / or I should say I shoot them more accurately - in a 6" version ( 6 1/2" or whatever ).
 

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My father had one in the war and he loved it, but unfortunately it was stolen. I've been looking for one with a barrel at least 6" in length for a good while now.
 

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I ordered it today! 8) 4 5/8" bbl.
Got to wait til Friday to pick it up :cry: , IL gun laws suck :evil: .

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I think you will be very satisfied with your purchase. I have one with the longer 6.5 in. barrel. It shot tighter groups than any other pistol I was shooting at the time and that includes a couple of K38 Smith & Wessons (which are some sweet shooting pistols right out of the box). I was shooting Winchester Silvertips 210gr if I remember right.
 

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I haven't had a free weekend to really try it out yet :( . I've shot a few cylinders through it so far. I like it! Hope to shoot it quite a bit over Christmas break.
 

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I have a 4" S&W 57 and I have had the best accuracy with Winchester 240-gr. Platinum Tip HPs. Give a box a try and see how your gun likes 'em.
 

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Re: re: Ruger Blackhawk in .41 magnum

Roadkill Bill said:
I have a 4" S&W 57 and I have had the best accuracy with Winchester 240-gr. Platinum Tip HPs. Give a box a try and see how your gun likes 'em.
Mine liked Corbons the best of the factory loads. After shooting ( and paying for) a couple of boxes, I determined I would become a reloader. :lol: I now shoot 220 gr Speer JSP over 18 gr of H110. Very accurate and save a ton of money.
 

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I don't reload yet. That's why the .41 doesn't get shot as much as the others. The .45 Colt doesn't get played with that much either, for the same reason. Ah, some day I'll have some room . . .
 
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