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Got my .45 ACP cylinder and my RNV back from Ruger


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Got my New Vaquero back from Ruger a couple days ago. 

I loaded up 50 rounds of .45 ACP and I had one box of PMC Bronze .45 ACP and I grabbed 10 rounds of .45 Colt reloads that clock about 900 FPS with a 205 grain RNFP bullet and headed, well, my wife took me, to the range. I can’t drive one handed. Got my left arm in a sling.

Anyway, I definitely have to do something with the sights on this stainless New Vaquero. Too darn shiny...so that’s what I am blaming the hits on the target below on...Ahem.


Anyway, I am very pleased with my new .45 ACP cylinder.

The center bullseye I shot with the .45 Colt ammo. The top two are with PMC and the bottom two with my reloads.

I loaded my reloads with 230 grain TMJ at approx. 830 FPS. 

Have you ever reloaded ammo one handed? What a pain that is. All in all I am pleased and cannot wait to try it out with the front sight blade dulled out and the rear sight blacked out.

Target’s at 10 yards. I definitely ain’t the most accurate one handed shooter. Haha 
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Target at 10 yards
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I don’t care how bad I shot. I really like this revolver.

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The only problem I have with mine (Flat Top Blackhawk) is the ACP cylinder doesn't like lead bullets. After a couple of cylinders full, the sharp shoulder accumulates lead and then the cartridges won't chamber. 

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1 hour ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Have you ever reloaded ammo one handed? What a pain that is.

This immediately popped into my mind when I read that.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Joe Cross, SASS #13848 L said:

Gonna change to a Super Blackhawk hammer? Make it much easier to cock the hammer.   ;)

I have a couple of them. I wasn’t going to change it but I believe I will now. I have a BH hammer on my original Vaquero. I intend t buy a Blackhawk fairly soon...if they ever ship any out my way. 
 

Here’s a photo of my two current Vaqueros. 
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Congrats - got my two new vaqueros from Davidson's back when they had guns with the extra 45 ACP cylinders and they are nice to have and shoot. 

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Rattlesnake Slim ...

 

Sounds like your cylinder throats are undersize.  Ruger is famous, or infamous, for undersize cylinder throats.  I suggest checking your bore diameter, then having your local gunsmith ream the cylinder throats to proper diameter for lead bullets.

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