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Old September 11th, 2019, 02:46 AM #11
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The Ruger Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks are some of the most consistently accurate revolvers out there. 50 yard shooting is at least 2 times more difficult as 25 yard shooting. As humbling as it may be, good groups at 25 yards and shotgun patterns at 50 yards is the shooting or the ammunition. I would say the shooter in this case. A couple of members posted good info.

I would add the following three points.
1.) Are you seeing the front sight clearly, aligned in the rear sight, and where the sights are on target when the revolver recoils? If not, there is substantial probable cause for the 50 yard misses.
2.) Are you using the stock grips. This will be an aid but not a complete answer to the long range inaccuracy. Ugly as they are, a set of Pachmyers would certainly help in stablizing the revolver in your hands.
3.) Are you using appropriately sized targets at 50 yards? A paper plate with a cardboard 3'x3' backing would be ideal.
1. Seeing the sights pretty good. There is quite a bit of recoil though. It doesn't hurt or anything but the pistol is jumping on a shot.
2. It has wood grips but it's used so I assume that's what it came with.
3. I'm using a large target that has the bulls-eye in the middle and for small bulls-eyes in the corners. They come in big packages that I've used the first one I bought for years.

Yeah, it's probably me but I can shoot these pistols out to 100 yards pretty good:
1. Ruger New Model Blackhawk w/ 6 inch barrel in 44 Special.
2. Ruger New Model Blackhawk in 45 Colt.
3. Ruger Super Blackhawk in 44 Magnum.
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Old September 11th, 2019, 07:00 AM #12
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Did Ruger sell the “Blackhawk” name to Smith and Wesson?
I doubt it. Ruger has made the Blackhawk for seventy years.

https://ruger.com/products/newModelB...ed/models.html
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Old September 11th, 2019, 09:50 AM #13
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practice a lot of dry-fire, or get snap caps. a scope will help you to see movement that you induce from trigger pull, so will a long wooden dowel in the barrel .many would not like the dowel approach. i also use the dowel to teach new shooters about where they are pointing the gun, usually in an airsoft pistol at first.
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also, some work with light weights will help you stabilize. i prefer to grip with my right hand, support with my left, palm up on bottom of the handgrip.pull the left elbow back into your body for more support.
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Old September 11th, 2019, 11:20 AM #15
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practice a lot of dry-fire, or get snap caps. a scope will help you to see movement that you induce from trigger pull, so will a long wooden dowel in the barrel .many would not like the dowel approach. i also use the dowel to teach new shooters about where they are pointing the gun, usually in an airsoft pistol at first.
There are two person floating bullseye drills one can do as well.
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Old September 11th, 2019, 11:35 AM #16
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If you missed the target and board at 50 yards try another bullet. Something is wrong with your combination. I do not thing you need more power but need to figure out the proper trajectory. My friend routinely hits a 300 yard steel with a 6'' .38 Special S&W using 130 grain FMJ Remington ammo. Practice, practice, practice.

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At only 50yds , trajectory isn't an issue .

( Cavaet - I haven't crunched the exact numbers for the 140 FTX , but I have for conventional 125 and 158, and at these distances , the FTX will be inbetween .)

Rough rule of thumb for 4in-ish .357mag, full power .

25yd - +1.5in
50yd - + 1-ish in
75yd - zero
100yd - minus +/- 1.5in

Give or take a tenth or two specifically for the FTX , but nothing to be missing a target due to trajectory .



What size 25yd groups does the FTX give you using a conventional rest ?

How are your groups off of shooting sticks with other revolvers of known accuracy , that you shoot well .
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I'm trying to support my hands with shooting sticks which would be what I use if I hunt with the pistol.
In md you cannot hunt with a pistol with a barrel shorter than 6 inches.
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In that case, good thing the OP lives in Iowa .

But additionallyly, I like many Marylanders , do my handgun hunting in neighboring states . 4 inch is ok in Va, WV, Pa . Different, albeit more realistic , ft lb requirements also .
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I doubt it. Ruger has made the Blackhawk for seventy years.

https://ruger.com/products/newModelB...ed/models.html
Which is precisely why I was picking on the OP a little since he said he had a S&W Blackhawk, but thanks for the web link..............
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