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Title: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: 21B on October 27, 2019, 04:17:07 pm
Just found my next gun: http://www.taloinc.com/ruger-firearms/new-model-blackhawk-0477-wileys-carryhawk (http://www.taloinc.com/ruger-firearms/new-model-blackhawk-0477-wileys-carryhawk)

I've been looking for an older Ruger Vaquero Birdshead with a slightly longer barrel than the new models that have the 3.75" barrel, also so I could use the hotter .45LC loads. But with this edition I get the unfluted cylinder look that I love, plus the heavier duty blackhawk frame. Not really a fan of the XS sights, wish they would have stayed with the gold bead that is on the 1911s & some of the GP100s.
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: coelacanth on October 27, 2019, 10:36:48 pm
Nice.  Reminds me of FirstShirt's project gun for the minion of doom.   :cool
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: wyatt on October 28, 2019, 07:38:20 am
It is nice! I've got a Blackhawk in 45LC/45ACP that I like very much. It doesn't have a birdshead grip though.
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: RMc on October 28, 2019, 01:17:56 pm
That one practically begs for a 300 grain WFN @ 950 - 1,000 fps.  Adequate velocity, heavy hard cast, modest recoil!
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: RMc on December 11, 2019, 04:15:22 pm
Three levels of of 45 Colt handloading using a 285 grain bullet that is also readily available and affordable from commercial casters:
                                          :coffee
https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/HL%20246partial.pdf
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: coelacanth on December 11, 2019, 10:44:45 pm
 :thumbup1  Some of those 20,000 psi loads are going to be much nicer with Ruger's Bisley grip than the birds head style on the OP.
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: RMc on December 12, 2019, 06:14:18 pm
Remember to subtract about 50 fps from the mid-pressure loads shown when running a 4 inch barrel.  Given the weight of the Blackhawk size frame, running 285 grain bullets in the 950 fps range should be relatively mild in the recoil department.

Some shooters, find the Bisley grip frame as delivered to be rather painfull to shoot with heavy loads.  It does mitigate "single action hand roll" somewhat, but in so doing often jams the second knuckle of the middle finger into the trigger guard. 
Title: Re: Ruger Blackhawk Wiley Clapp--my next purchase
Post by: coelacanth on December 12, 2019, 09:03:59 pm
It can happen - especially under heavy recoil - but I cannot operate a standard Blackhawk as quickly as I can a Bisley model in the same caliber/barrel length.  Follow up shots aren't really the forte' of the single action revolver but when one proves necessary the Bisley wins that contest and is more comfortable to shoot in the bargain.  IMO.    :coffee