Hello everyone, I've come to here again to glean a bit more wisdom and understanding.
I finally got the chance to put together some loads for my Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Colt...but I've got some questions, and I'd like some "experienced" shooters to shed some light ..., If you'd be so kind.
First, I followed the instructions that came with my dies and the loads all looked real good, shot as well as I can (with a revolver), and emptied flawlessly. I even took some loads over to the "gun shop" to be examined by the fellows that load similar cartridges.
Here's the thing.., how do you determine if you are crimping with the proper amount of "squeeze?" Yes, I know that I don't want my bullets slipping while being subjected to recoil, (and they're not), and I also know that they aren't supposed to come out of the crimp die looking like an hour glass. But, what is proper.., is it something you just feel..?
Also, how do you guys check for accuracy ?
Do you shoot of a rest, and if you do, how do you do it.., with out getting "pinched" under the "rolling" action caused by recoil?
I do quite a bit of loading/shooting of my rifles, but this "hunting handgun" thing is all new to me.., I'm really getting a kick out of my time with the Blackhawk ... but I'll need to improve quite a bit before I take it to the field after big game... and that of course means practice.
What kind of shooting practice/ routine will be the most profitable at bringing me from "here to there?"
Right now, I'm trying to shoot "groups" but I'm getting "pinched," however, when I stand up and shoot with booth hands, I'm able to break softball size rocks most every time at 25 paces.
And how do you feel about that sight called "One ragged hole?"
Thanks fellows, Scott