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    Default Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley in 480 Ruger

    I finally won an online auction Christmas day at a price I could handle, picked it up from my FFL on Saturday, now I am impatiently waiting for dies, brass, bullets, and a bullet mold to show up so I can work up some loads. I am planning on using 370-420 grain bullets, H110, 300-MP, Unique and HS6 for powder. I am overall pleased with this offering from Ruger, have wanted a 475 Caliber for a long time, I think I will be pretty well coovered for hunting handguns now, from 357 to 475, wondering how the recoil is going to feel in comparison to my FA 454.

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    Range report: Shoots high with the 412gr Hunters Bullets I loaded (some of the worst looking cast bullets I've seen), and the creepy trigger pull made shooting anything that resembles a group impossible, I was lucky to keep 5 shots in 4 inches. Best groups came with the starting load of 300-MP powder, they also shot the closest to point of aim. I had to adjust the rear sight as far right as I could get it without the screw falling out. By comparison, I also took my Bisley 44 Magnum, shot some 300gr Nosler over 2400 and my 429421 over HS6, it will put 5 shots into 1.5" or less at 25 which is the range shot today. I am going to load up the rest of these Hunter bullets, and see if I can improve some things, bent the trigger return spring which alleviated some of the creep, and I am going to skip the Unique loads which shot 5.5-6" high, but were very, very comfortable. Temperature was a chilly 43* with a Northerly breeze, cold by Southern New Mexico standards. I will decide tomorrow if this is going back to Ruger, it just didn't impress me, what I am afraid of is that it may be the actual bullet that is some of the issue.

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    Sent it back to Ruger to fix a few issues, ready to shoot this weekend.
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    Did you get your self a taller front sight to bring those heavy loads down? What did Ruger fix?
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    They replaced the front sight base, but did not install a taller front sight. All of the cosmetic issues were corrected, but I think it will be taking a trip to Gary Reeder this summer for a Freedom Arms style front sight.

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