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Old 06-04-2018, 05:14 PM   #16
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I never noticed that the flat top has a rounded trigger guard, before. Normally, the Super Blackhawk with the 7.5" bbl has
a square-backed, Dragoon style trigger guard, as suggested by Elmer Keith to Bill Ruger.

My 5.5" bbl has the rounded trigger guard.

Originally Posted by Pogo View Post
I bet that guy's hands are sore from firing that many .44 Magnum cartridges in a day. I've found that a
single action seems to not hurt as bad as a double action.

I have a Smith & Wesson model 629 Mountain Gun. And even with Hogue grips the perceived recoil is harder with it
than my Ruger .44 Magnum Blackhawk Flat Top.

BTW, I took this picture with my new phone. Not too bad. I do need to clean the fingerprints off my gun.

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Old 06-04-2018, 06:20 PM   #17
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My Flat Top was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ruger flat top .44 Magnum. It's a copy of the original Flat Top except for the 3 screws.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:26 PM   #18
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I want my half hour back. That was a futile exercise in mental masturbation. I have taken moose with a .44Mag and try not to use the .357 on anything larger than hawg. A .357 has failed to perform for me against a pitt bull. That was when I 'up-armored' to my beloved StarPD. Even if you load them with same-weight projectiles, to the same velocities, you're not comparing apples to apples. The .44 has almost a 50% greater frontal area than the .357 so terminal ballistics are nowhere close.
The 'Mystic Knight of the Sea' says he thought the man's hands took a thumping. I just don't find the .44 that 'abusive'. And I'm old. He only shot about 20-24 .44 rounds from what I recall. Heck, I shoot bowling-pins with a 4" M-29, and even did one match with my Mountain Gun. My scores went down, but it was a hoot. I shoot 240gr at 1350fps for about a 1/2 ton of energy.
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