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novabrian
06-25-2010, 8:35 PM
I want either the Ruger Blackhawk or Vaquero.Preferably in .357 if it's capable of shooting .3 special.Any thoughts on these? Opinions?

sevensix2x51
06-25-2010, 8:38 PM
fyi- all .357 magnum revolvers can operate on .38 spl. it is the same cartridge, however due to the higher pressures involved with the .357 mag when it was developed, they merely made the cartridge too long to fit in the older .38's for fear they would explode. or some such thing...

i always wanted a vaquero, something about a single action revolver is just.. well, awesome.

pyromensch
06-25-2010, 8:40 PM
like my vaquero in 45 colt, and love my mdl 28 in .357 (best shooter i've got)

bjl333
06-25-2010, 8:49 PM
If you do mostly target shooting go with the BH, adjustable sights. If you want to play cowboy get the V. Either way you're getting a great revolver. The 357 is a ideal gun, shoot cheap 38 spl for target and go hunt with the mag.

novabrian
06-25-2010, 8:54 PM
fyi- all .357 magnum revolvers can operate on .38 spl. it is the same cartridge, however due to the higher pressures involved with the .357 mag when it was developed, they merely made the cartridge too long to fit in the older .38's for fear they would explode. or some such thing...

i always wanted a vaquero, something about a single action revolver is just.. well, awesome.

Thanks I wasn't completely sure.My brother in law has a lever action .357 but I guess it cant shoot .38.But's there a lot of difference between this and that.

novabrian
06-25-2010, 8:55 PM
How much should I look to spend on a used one?

bjl333
06-25-2010, 8:58 PM
Probably about 4 - 4.5 bills give and take a little for condition and your WANT factor.

novabrian
06-25-2010, 9:01 PM
Probably about 4 - 4.5 bills give and take a little for condition and your WANT factor.

Thanks.

1st5
06-25-2010, 9:05 PM
I've had a Blackhawk for over 20 years now. Great revolver. Very accurate in the right hands. I have taken some blacktails and hogs with it over the years.

sevensix2x51
06-25-2010, 9:06 PM
Thanks I wasn't completely sure.My brother in law has a lever action .357 but I guess it cant shoot .38.But's there a lot of difference between this and that.

it may not cycle the .38, but that is a function of the geometry of the action of the rifle. not a problem with the two being incompatible. the shorter cartridge probably just doesnt hit the right place at the right time inside the guts of that lever gun to get it into the chamber. but yes, youll be just fine with a revolver. good luck with the hunt! :thumbsup:

sevensix2x51
06-25-2010, 9:08 PM
how good of timing is this?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=315619

not affiliated, just saw it.

FUBAR
06-25-2010, 9:20 PM
My Marlin 1894C eats both 38 and 357. Get tha BlackHawk. Toughest revolver there is. It'll take any heavy load 357mag ever created.

bjl333
06-25-2010, 9:22 PM
how good of timing is this?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=315619

not affiliated, just saw it.




SURE !!! How much kick back .... J/K. Sounds like a pretty good deal, should ask him for some pix !!!

bjl333
06-25-2010, 9:23 PM
I've had a Blackhawk for over 20 years now. Great revolver. Very accurate in the right hands. I have taken some blacktails and hogs with it over the years.



YEAH !!! I've had mine since the mid 80's. Love it !!!

novabrian
06-25-2010, 9:29 PM
how good of timing is this?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=315619

not affiliated, just saw it.

I'll take it.

ojisan
06-25-2010, 9:32 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj49/Ski-REX/burns.jpg

nn3453
06-25-2010, 9:39 PM
I'll take it.

Nice. Hope that deal works out for you.

GunLover
06-25-2010, 9:41 PM
BH for sure

novabrian
06-25-2010, 9:49 PM
That was serendipity if there ever was.