Here's the new BisHunter 45 Colt project. I'm pretty jazzed up about it. The gun is a Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter Bisley 45 Colt. I just got my hands on it and haven't even shot it yet! It's one of 279 limited production 45 Colt SBH Bisley Hunters. They made 603 with the regular SBH grip frame. Bore slugs at .451, throats are tight at .451 as well. I'll shoot it and then probably have the throats reamed to .4525 and try it with and without a Belt Mountain base pin and see how that works out.
I just got the scope today. Weaver 2x28 Classic. I think it was made for this gun. Size is just right. Fits between the sites perfect and only weighs 6 ozs. ER is excellent. According to info I could find, guys are saying this scope can handle lots of heavy recoil. Weaver says it was made to handle 1000's of 454 rounds. I'll see how it works out with the full house 45 Colt loads. The tube is one solid piece, optics are Japanese, scope says made in Japan. I wonder who makes the optics for Weaver. I wish Leupold or Burris made a 2x28, all they make is 2x20. I figure the 28mm will gather more light. Not interested in a variable 32mm 12oz scope. It seems you have to screw the rear site all the way down for them to fit. I hope to get it dialed in with the scope and sites and then I can pull the scope if I want and be good to go.
Mould is a custom LBT, .452 350gr with an 80% metplat. I named it the Hammer. I just started casting and haven't even been able to seat any gas checks or lube any yet. I do have 9 though left from the ones the guy sent me when I bought the mould from him. I've shot a few through the 4" Redhawk. At least a I have some to send down range on the next warm day! I've got a few hundred pounds of lead to run through it though and a couple other moulds.
I've been toying with handgun hunting but never got really serious. More like "If I can I'll shoot one with the pistol instead of my rifle" I hope to get this combo dialed and I think this spring for blackies and next fall for moose I need to get serious.
As always, I'm open to input and suggestions in getting this thing lined out. I've never scoped a handgun before. It'll be interesting to see how/if I like it after a shoot a few hundred rounds.
Slap it on just to see how it fits and check the ER! Perfect fit.
The Hammer LBT Mould
The 350gr Hammer next to a 360gr CastPerformace WLN.