My New Redhawk & Henry BB Steel

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by jstanfield103, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. jstanfield103

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    I had traded for a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44 Magnum (As you all know from my other post's on the subject). I shot it a couple of day's and for my small hands I believe that I will be staying with my 3 Redhawk's and my 2 GP100's . I took the Blackhawk to the LGS yesterday (11-27-2015) and traded it in on a Redhawk in 45acp /45 Colt 4.2" (which fits my hands perfect) and a Henry Rifle in 45 Colt ( Big Boy Steel ). I asked the LGS if he could get the Henry in just a Big Boy and he said he could. I was going to order one when he brought out a .357 Big Boy for comparison. There were things that the steel version had that I really liked over the Big Boy Brass. I liked the swivel studs already mounted (No barrel band) I also thought that me being a reloader that the steel receiver would be stronger. I put them side by side and the profile was exactly the same. So I bought the Steel Big Boy. Very Happy with it.
    Took it out to the range and shot dead on at 25 yards without sight adjustment. Now I have to re-sight it in because I found a Skinner Peep sight that I had put away that did not fit any of my rifles at the time. Went right on this Big Boy Steel. I have the plug coming for the rear sight dove tail but currently it is lowered to keep it out of the way. I hope the front sight and Skinner peep are lined up OK. I have the rear peep all the way down and I do believe that is where it needs to be, I will see Sunday 11-29 if the rain lets up. Anyway here are the pictures of the duo.
    The Redhawk took just a couple of adjustments and it was right on Great Shooter. Very enjoyable.
    By the way I have never had a bad put together Henry. I have not had one for a while, but this one is staying, I have already ordered the loading dies for it.
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  2. hodge

    hodge New Member

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    I love, love, love my Bigboy Steel 357! Mine was dead on accurate at 50 yards first time out.
     

  3. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats ,

    Great looking pair guns.




    Jim
     
  4. jstanfield103

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    Thanks guy's. My Steel Henry was dead on out of the box also. I do Love Skinner sights but they can be very aggravating also. I like the original factory front sight. I hate the Skinner replacement front sights (Ugly to me). Now that I have put the Skinner Peep sight on I am hoping that I can get it low enough to use the original front sight. If not it will probably be coming off. I wish Williams made a sight for this gun or what I should say is that I wish Henry would Drill and tap the side of the receiver for a Williams front sight. If the Skinner does not work ( I think it will work ) I may buy a Williams FP sight and have the local Gunsmith drill and tap the receiver for that sight.
    Wish me Luck
     
  5. VThillman

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    I have been that route, only it takes two of my guns to cover it. The Skinner barrel-mounted peep worked fine on my Taylors&sons/Chiappa 1892 (with the insert removed to make it a ghost ring). My gunsmith installed a Williams FP on my Browning 92, and that, combined with a fiber-optic front sight, works very well. Keep after it jstanfield, it will be a fine thing in the end.

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  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice JS!!

    ...but those original grips look small compared to the rest of the gun.

    Don't like Pachmayr's or Hogue's...!?

    At least for the .45 Colt Loads...
     
  7. Tommycourt

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    On all of my handguns I have Pachmyr grips. They seem to help soak up recoil and make the grip a little bit bigger. Even though I am slight in stature, I have long and skinny fingers. Even in our summertime heat, the Pachmyr's do the job for me. I lied, on my GP 100 I have Hogue grips because that's what they came out with.

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  8. jstanfield103

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    Guy's every revolver I have sport grips like these. Smaller. I am only 5'5" tall and have smaller hands. The recoil never bothers me and I can manage and shoot very well with the smaller grips. The smaller grips give my length of pull just about perfect. I have all the Hogue grips in the box the gun's came with. Even the fancy wood Hogue grips that came with the GP100 TALO.