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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16358427 08/19/21
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Originally Posted by old70
Recently bought a three screw 357 that shoots about 3” high at ten yards with the rear sight bottomed out. This is with everything from mild 38s to hefty 357 loads. Bullets ranging from 125 to 170 grains.


3" high at 30 ft. is perfect if you're talking a 6 o'clock hold on a 6" bullseye. The reason the different loads don't change is there isn't enough resolution at 30 feet - you're too close. What it does at 25, 50, and 75 yards is more important. Unless you discover a problem farther down range I'd leave it alone.


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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16358898 08/20/21
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It’s still climbing at 25 yards. The gun isn’t a paper puncher, it’s for trail use, so I’d prefer poa and poi to coincide. The various loads are also close at 25 yards. At 10 yards, the groups are small enough to show differentiation, if it’s there.

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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16363084 08/21/21
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I don’t know why this is so hard for Ruger. I got a new model Blackhawk in .45 Colt about a year ago. Shot way high like yours. Only way I could get it near the bullseye was with 180 grain bullets which sure isn’t what I bought it for. My gunsmith charged me an hours worth of his time to build and install a new patridge site that actually works.

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Originally Posted by McInnis
I don’t know why this is so hard for Ruger. I got a new model Blackhawk in .45 Colt about a year ago. Shot way high like yours. Only way I could get it near the bullseye was with 180 grain bullets which sure isn’t what I bought it for. My gunsmith charged me an hours worth of his time to build and install a new patridge site that actually works.



For the same reasons your 45 probably has tight, inconsistent throats, and
many have the barrel screwed so tight there is a barrel construction.

Most costumers won't notice.
They have never had competition in the SA business,
So those who care just buy a Ruger and fix the F ups.


Ruger is in business to sell guns.
Not to make the best guns they can.
Proper throats, barrel constriction and sights that will work
with the most popular loads for the gun aren't much to ask.
Or expensive for them.
$10/gun? Maybe?
Not even a per gun thing.
Engineering and tooling.


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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16364096 08/21/21
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You could contact Jack Huntington in Nevada or Andy Horvath in Lagrange OH.

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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16365547 08/22/21
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Thanks to all those who recommended smiths. Andy Horvath was on my short list, is he still at Diagonal Road?

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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16374255 08/25/21
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Dave Clements did mine. Don't know if he is retired now.


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Re: Old model Blackhawk shoots high, looking for a smith. [Re: old70] #16397181 09/01/21
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Kinda fugly , but works great. Colt 22 Magnum.Originally a buntline, had a bent barrel. Replaced it with a 4 5/8", but shot way too high, even with rear sight adjusted to max. Took a piece of steel and some files,shaped it and installed a couple set screws. Right on with most loads at 15-20 yds.

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