That's a sweet collection of Rugers you have there.Yep, the 4 4 5/8" barrel on the Blackhawks is my favorite. I had to compromise back in the late 70s. I got a Super blackhawk and it was only available then in 7.5 inches. I ttied to carry it and a 6.5" in .357 for a backup to a rifle in the field. They were both too laong. I had nother Super B. at the time and sold it cause I found a 4 5/8 inch .41 mag. It was my intention to get a .357, but the .41 turned up at the right price. I used it more than anything else. Will eventually get the .357 in the short barrel too. I have had 4 different .357s and they were all 6,5" guns. Never kept them long.
Last one was a 3 scrrew old model in the pic at the top. It is gone now too. I did use the Service Six alot too. It is the 4th one down in the pic. The barrel is 2 3/4 inches. real packable, but heavy. Still want an SP-101 snub, but I know it is not much lighter than the Service Six. The Service Six was good in it's day and is really not much smaller or lighter than a GP-100. I have a belt holster for it and a shoulder rig. Don't use it much now cause I don't hunt much now. And the LCR at the bottom. Just got it for the hell of it. I keep it loaded with .357s cause I have snub .38s for .38 spls. Will eventually get an LCRx in .357 also, just for the hell of it. The guns are very light. I have not carried the LCR much.
The old 4 5/8" .41 mag. It was my compromise between the long barrel .44 Super B. and the longer .357s. Carried it alot when hunting back in the late 70s & early 80s. It is suppose to be lighter than the .357 in the same barrel length cause there is less metal in the cylinder and barrel. Makes sense, but I will eventtually get one in .357 also.