Ruger Blackhawk model 0316 blued 6.5"

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by DYSMAN78, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. DYSMAN78

    DYSMAN78 New Member

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    thinking that this one may be my next acquisition. i'm not at the stage where i know enough to appreciate the older models (such as pre-transfer bar such as three screw Rugers). Anyone out there have this model and care to share their thoughts. Anyone prefer other Blackhawk models to this one? I'm sticking to 357 for now as i hate to add too many calibers to my collection.
     
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  2. Frontiersman

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    I have one in stainless. It's one of the most accurate handguns I have ever fired.

    The barrel may be a little long for "handiness", as in backpack carry, but it's great for hunting.
     
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  3. MagBlackhawk

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    Well, you can't have just one... DSCN1273.JPG DSCN2677.JPG
     
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  4. MagBlackhawk

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    I'm not too fond of the plastic grip panels they're putting on the blued models these days.
    There is a grip maker from AZ selling real nice wood grips on eBay, tons of types.
    My stainless Flat Top Convertible (4.5/8" barrel) came with some way too thin wood grips.
    I replaced them with some nice thick Aged Oak Laminates... Fits the hand well.
     
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  5. armbruse

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    I have the 45 Colt 7" barrel, and enjoy. Just don't shoot alot due to the cost of ammo (depending on where I go, $30 to $40 for fifty rounds)
     
  6. Armybrat60

    Armybrat60 New Member

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    I put these grips on my Bisley 44mag because of the size of the factory grips. May not look as good but they’re better for large hands.
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  7. 67stingray

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    Really nice looking revolvers guys. I've been customizing my New Model. 41 Mag BH to make it my own, added a stainless steel grip fame and other accessories to it, have a stainless extractor rod housing coming tomorrow for it. I had made a set of grips for it but with the pinto look they just didn't seem right so I got a set of faux stag grips for it. They look like the real thing and that works for me at a fraction of the cost. My advice to you Dysman is go ahead and get you one, you'll enjoy it and can modify it without worrying about originality like the old models. 41 Mag NM Blackhawk #2.jpg
     
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  8. MagBlackhawk

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    I went cheap with mods on my old 6.5" 357. (Well, more like a way to freshen it up).
    It has an alloy grip frame and ejector rod housing. I shot it so much over several decades that the bluing was pretty much gone from the grip frame so I had a guy that does Cerakote blast the finish off the alloy parts.
    A 40 oz trigger return spring went in it long ago, $25 for good as new grips from eBay at finish blast time and it's a pinto.
     
  9. MagBlackhawk

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    Thoughts?
    You can't wear it out cause it's built like a tank. The more you shoot it the better the trigger gets.

    Other models? Tough call.
    You might consider a convertible so you can shoot nines in it, not that that's really needed.
    The Flat Top models use an ever so slightly different grip frame. You might want to handle both models to see what you like best. I like both so...

    Other than that, I got nothing. :D
     
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  10. Davidio

    Davidio New Member

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    I picked up one of these a few months ago. It is very accurate and shoots amazing. I definitely needs to get new grips as the plastic ones are trash in my opinion. Anyone know who makes a good quality wood grip for this model?
     
  11. MagBlackhawk

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    Arizona Custom Grips
    The grips on my stainless convertible came from Arizona Custom Grips.
    You can get any type you want. They come with "fitting" instructions. Very happy with them.
     
  12. paulruger

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    That's quite a chunk of wood on that SBH.......WOW!
     
  13. Pancho_Villa

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    Still have one of 4 SBHs I had back in the late 70s and early 80s. Never modified them much, other than putting rubber grips on them for controlling heavy handloads.

    Have one .41 mag in 4 5/8" BH left Used it more than anything else. The Supers were just oo heavy to pack around and ya couldn't get a short SBH back then unless ya had it modified, which I could not afford. The 6.5" one didn't get used much, so I sold it. The short .41 mag was more accurate than all but one of the SBhs.

    I had a few .357s, mostly 6.5" guns. Last one was a late 3 screw. Got a good chunk for that one. The short ones were better for packing, but I always used the .41 instead, so I never kept the Blackhawk .357s. Instead, I preferred the Security Six .357s. Still have one old blue Speed Six with the short 2 3/4" barrel.