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Old 08-02-2017, 09:53 PM
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I always strive to get the most accurate reloads, with good velocity in my 38/357 Ruger Blackhawk. My load criteria is 925 fps for 38 Special +P with 158 gr SWC,and a strong mid range 357 Mag load of 1,100 fps - all obtaining 50 ft B3 target "black" accuracy. I worked hard and developed loads meeting my requirements.

What has also helped me with checking for reload accuracy was installing Hogue grips on my Ruger Black 4 5/8 inch. I like the Hogues, having big hands they eliminate much of the torque and inconsistency associated with my inability to hold those skinny single action grips. I need all the help I can get - I relied on the Hogues in the past with both 41 and 44 Mags and for me they make a world of difference when shooting my Ruger 357 Blackhawk for accuracy.

Guess I'm just not good enough for those old single action grips even though they look great. I even shot the S&W Magma grips better. The Hogues give me personally the best mileage towards testing reload accuracy.

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Old 08-02-2017, 10:25 PM
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Hogues work best for me too, in both DA & SA versions.
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My J frame snub came with the Hogue OEM grips. Never could hold it right to get it to shoot where I needed it to. Put on a Delta ERGO Grip and that made a major difference! Grip is as ugly as the northbound side of a southbound horse, but that's OK if it means I can hit what I need to.
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Good grips, good trigger, and good sights are all important. Even the most inherently accurate gun will be hard to shoot if even one of these items is bad.
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Grips are very personal choice, but i went with hogue wood. Most of my revolvers will do 2" or better at 25y offhand. I have avg size hands though, so checkered, std shaped grips do fine for me on my rbh guns.
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Hogue grips work on a few of my revolvers but when I was younger
I had no problem shooting accurately with K frames with the
factory, over size wood grips, since I have large hands and enough
muscle strength to handle the 357 magnum recoil.

Now a days, all the craze, is grips with lasers on them....
and suppressers and a eight shot 357 revolver.

All these new "Toys" and me with a bare wallet.
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No lasers on my grips...that is pushing it too far for my likes (and my age)
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Most inaccurate handgun I ever owned was a .357 Blackhawk. Ironically, the most accurate was a .41 magnum BH. Used the stock grips on both. Tried Pachmayr grips once and didn't like them at all.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:43 PM
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Hogue grips work on a few of my revolvers but when I was younger
I had no problem shooting accurately with K frames with the
factory, over size wood grips, since I have large hands and enough
muscle strength to handle the 357 magnum recoil.

Now a days, all the craze, is grips with lasers on them....
and suppressers and a eight shot 357 revolver.

All these new "Toys" and me with a bare wallet.
Something wrong with PC 8 shot revolvers?
With Pachs
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When they get to a nine shot 357 revolver..................
I might jump.
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Nice revolvers Rule3!
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Nice revolvers Rule3!
Thanks but they are "really no good" they have the IL


I remove the factory rubbers with exposed back strap and put on Pachs. The alloy MP 327 R8 is one of my favorite shooting guns,

As we have lost Photobucket I need to find another photo site to share some "real revolvers"
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