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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#26 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 pm

As I posted in another thread, I ordered a Ruger 1771 GP100 7 round 4.2" .357 in stainless tonight.
Hoping it's what I want and need it to be.
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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#27 Post by SailDesign » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:38 am

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 pm
As I posted in another thread, I ordered a Ruger 1771 GP100 7 round 4.2" .357 in stainless tonight.
Hoping it's what I want and need it to be.
Good choice, from what I hear. Have yet to be disappointed by a Ruger.
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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#28 Post by Bucolic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:57 am

Sail, I love the fact that you bought the Husky because it was made by the same company as your lawn tractor. Now you’ve got me looking for a John Deere in .41 Magnum., in green, of course.


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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#29 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:26 am

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Sail, I love the fact that you bought the Husky because it was made by the same company as your lawn tractor. Now you’ve got me looking for a John Deere in .41 Magnum., in green, of course.


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Ironically, the first time I heard of Husqvarna was from "Cycle" and "Cycle World" for their off-road and dual-purpose motorcycles, which are still made and have been since 1903!
They go back to 1689, starting as...an arms company commissioned by the King of Sweden. It was years later I learned they made things like chain saws and leaf blowers.

It all kind of fits. The legendary British bikes, BSA, were by Birmingham Small Arms as were Royal Enfield motorcycles, still made in India. Laverda, the awesome beast bike of the late 70's and 80's was made by a tractor company. And I believe Lamborghini was (or still is) made by a tractor company as well! And Honda's small engine group (generators, snow blowers, lawn gear etc) is considered THE gold standard. Then there's Yamaha, who makes, well, everything.
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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#30 Post by SailDesign » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:15 pm

Bucolic wrote:
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Sail, I love the fact that you bought the Husky because it was made by the same company as your lawn tractor. Now you’ve got me looking for a John Deere in .41 Magnum., in green, of course.


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Well, that and the fact that it is an EXTREMELY handsome beast, in the kind of esoteric calibre that just floats my boat. :)
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#31 Post by SailDesign » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:25 pm

Here you go, Buc!! :D

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#32 Post by Bucolic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:03 pm

Bwahahah!! Thanks, Sail!


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#33 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:09 pm

Let me see....
We have "Bushmaster";
We have "Wadcutter";
Maybe this is the "Brush Cutter"??????
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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#34 Post by Buck13 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:37 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 pm
As I posted in another thread, I ordered a Ruger 1771 GP100 7 round 4.2" .357 in stainless tonight.
Hoping it's what I want and need it to be.
I hope you'll like it. I have a 4" GP100 with a (I believe fairly rare) half-lug barrel and fixed sights, which I enjoy shooting very much. An adjustable rear sight is a big plus for a .357 since the range of possible bullet weights is very large (I have 75 grain to 215 grain, which is a bit ridiculous) and that drastically alters the vertical POI. Keep notes on the sight settings and you will be able to dial in the right elevation for any given load in five seconds. The GP100 trigger isn't as nice as a Smith & Wesson, but it's fine. The trigger is FAR from the biggest source of my inaccuracy. :blush:
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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#35 Post by leftneck » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:32 pm

Buck13 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:37 pm
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 pm
As I posted in another thread, I ordered a Ruger 1771 GP100 7 round 4.2" .357 in stainless tonight.
Hoping it's what I want and need it to be.
I hope you'll like it. I have a 4" GP100 with a (I believe fairly rare) half-lug barrel and fixed sights, which I enjoy shooting very much. An adjustable rear sight is a big plus for a .357 since the range of possible bullet weights is very large (I have 75 grain to 215 grain, which is a bit ridiculous) and that drastically alters the vertical POI. Keep notes on the sight settings and you will be able to dial in the right elevation for any given load in five seconds. The GP100 trigger isn't as nice as a Smith & Wesson, but it's fine. The trigger is FAR from the biggest source of my inaccuracy. :blush:
Wowsers. What bullet are you using for the 215 grain loads, and do you know the velocity? That is a crazy high SD. That would shoot through just about anything.

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#36 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:34 pm

I'm looking forward to it. But I don't want to pay range rates for ammo, --$40 for 50 Sig .357 FMJ rounds! Hoping my closest WalMart has a decent prices and good stock
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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#37 Post by Buck13 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:31 pm

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Wowsers. What bullet are you using for the 215 grain loads, and do you know the velocity? That is a crazy high SD. That would shoot through just about anything.
This bullet: http://www.lasc.us/FryxellLyman358627.htm

Purchased here: http://westernbullet.com/3535738caliber.html

I used Unique and AA#9 the first time I loaded them. #9 seemed better. Can't remember if I ever chronoed them myself. Maybe I'll dig into my notes later.

They did NOT work from my Rossi 92. Twist rate is too slow and they were tumbling before they went 25 yards.
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#38 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:54 pm

So...today I made to the range and spent most of the time shooting my new Ruger GP100 7 round revolver. I got some HKS 7-round quickloaders. They don't exactly fit the Ruger, but enough to work. I'm modifying one to see if I can make it work better with the Ruger. Also brought my P320 with the new Carry grip. And my Cx4.

I still have a lot to learn about the Ruger. It's 'way better than any of the range rats I test shot, and I mostly shot .38 FMJ, and about 14 rounds of .357 jacketed flat-nose The .357 kicks hard, but the .38 is pretty easy to handle. Still, my accuracy with the revolver didn't compare with the Sig. I need to work on it.

Meantime, my work on the Cx4 was far, FAR better than last time. At 15 yards, first shot hit the bull and all the clustered around it. At 25 yards, I was shooting so much better than my last outing! I can't find the post where someone gave some excellent suggestions, but I focused more on the red dot and less on the target and was happy with the results. I put about 60 rounds through it. Range time was limited and most was spent on the new Ruger.

At this point, I still have to say I like Semis better than revolvers. I feel like I'm much more awkward with the revolver.
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#39 Post by CDFingers » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:11 pm

That's basically the model I have, too, full lug. You've seen pics. What I like most is its mass when shooting full power .357's. Works well there. And it's very precise as well out to 25 yards. If I shoot farther than that it feels like I'm shelling the target, and we know that's due to the short sight radius. At proper handgun ranges this is an excellent revolver. Congrats.

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#40 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:17 pm

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That's basically the model I have, too, full lug. You've seen pics. What I like most is its mass when shooting full power .357's. Works well there. And it's very precise as well out to 25 yards. If I shoot farther than that it feels like I'm shelling the target, and we know that's due to the short sight radius. At proper handgun ranges this is an excellent revolver. Congrats.

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Thanks. Do you have the fiber optics front sight? It shoots very differently than the striker-firing 9mm. I like the rubber and wood handgrip. Got a bunch of ammo so next outing I can shoot it a lot more.

I must give Bud's credit: They were supposed to send me 5 boxes of .38 FMJ CCI Blazer Brass, but they sent 4 and a box of 9mm. They are sending me the fifth box and don't want the 9mm back , which I'll use.
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#41 Post by CDFingers » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm

No fiber front site. It's just white. The grips feel so natural now I'm not sure the sights mean much outside of Bullseye matches. Points right where I want it to.

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#42 Post by SailDesign » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm

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No fiber front site. It's just white. The grips feel so natural now I'm not sure the sights mean much outside of Bullseye matches. Points right where I want it to.

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"Points" just where you want it to, but will it "Hit" there...? :)
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#43 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:18 pm

SailDesign wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm
CDFingers wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm
No fiber front site. It's just white. The grips feel so natural now I'm not sure the sights mean much outside of Bullseye matches. Points right where I want it to.

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"Points" just where you want it to, but will it "Hit" there...? :)
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This is the GP100 1771--4.2", 7 rounds, fiber optic front sight, S/S.
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#44 Post by CDFingers » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 am

SailDesign wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm
CDFingers wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm
No fiber front site. It's just white. The grips feel so natural now I'm not sure the sights mean much outside of Bullseye matches. Points right where I want it to.

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"Points" just where you want it to, but will it "Hit" there...? :)
I'll shoot this current Bullseye match to see. Will post results next week in the Competition sub, and make a note on this thread. :yes:

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Re: First Time Shooting Revolvers

#45 Post by SailDesign » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:27 am

CDFingers wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:22 am
SailDesign wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm
CDFingers wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm
No fiber front site. It's just white. The grips feel so natural now I'm not sure the sights mean much outside of Bullseye matches. Points right where I want it to.

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"Points" just where you want it to, but will it "Hit" there...? :)
I'll shoot this current Bullseye match to see. Will post results next week in the Competition sub, and make a note on this thread. :yes:

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#46 Post by Kayaker » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:42 am

A couple of weeks ago my son and I went out to BLM land to pop some cans. I took, among other things my old 4" S&W model 19. I hadn't shot it much recently and I had forgotten how much I enjoy this gun. I'd like to get a nice 6" stainless steel revolver one of these days.

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#47 Post by eelj » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:52 pm

Nice gun, I'm a firm believer in the zen method of learning how to shoot. As you get better simply make the target smaller by increasing the distance.

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#48 Post by senorgrand » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:58 pm

Rubber super redhawk grips will fit the GP100, which will really take the sting out of those 357's.
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#49 Post by CDFingers » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:29 pm

eelj wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Nice gun, I'm a firm believer in the zen method of learning how to shoot. As you get better simply make the target smaller by increasing the distance.
Byron Ferguson shoots aspirin tablets out of the air with a bow and arrow. Asked how he can do that, he replied that he merely shoots at the center, which is always the same size.



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#50 Post by YankeeTarheel » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:21 pm

A quiver of .357 over ones shoulder?????
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