IAshooter
(journeyman)
12/11/18 08:17 PM
First blood for the Ruger 44

I couldn't resist pulling the trigger only this little guy the other day. He was broadside only about 40 yards out. This is first blood for my Ruger Blackhawk Bisley Hunter. Handgun hunting is addictive.


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Franchise
(Distinguished Expert)
12/11/18 08:19 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Congratulations...I'm sure that there are many more to come

IAshooter
(journeyman)
12/11/18 08:32 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Spent a few hours out in the timber today with a Ruger Super Redhawk in 10MM Auto but didn't see anything. That's ok with me though, just being out there does it for me. It's my "happy" place.

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Paul_H
(journeyman)
12/11/18 08:42 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Nicely done. As a friend was fond of saying, "Meat's meat and a man's got to eat"

sw282
(addict)
12/11/18 11:41 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Nice gun IA.. What scope do you have on your Bisley Hunter?

Nice shot and deer.. Picked up a SBH Hunter recently in 41Mag.

Scoped mine with a Bushnell Trophy 2-6.. Still no meat tho...

Hopefully by New Years..

Merry Christmas


282


sixshot
(old hand)
12/12/18 12:19 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

What load did you use on that first deer, looks like you hit him with a giant can opener! Congratulations, you made a fine shot.

Dick


Okie Hunter
(addict)
12/12/18 02:06 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Congrats. That's some fine looking guns.

Randy M
(old hand)
12/12/18 06:10 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Nice pics and congrats on the deer. You're right, handgun hunting is definitely addicting.

REDHAWK1954
(Pooh-Bah)
12/12/18 06:47 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Congrats, I killed my first deer with a 10 1/2 inch SBH. He was a small four point and the shot was about 35 yards with open sights. That set me on fire. I had been a bow hunter since about 1968 or 69 and found handgun hunting to be more addictive for me than bow hunting.

A few years later I sold that handgun when my daughter was getting married and we needed money. I wish I had kelp it.

Good luck and good job.


short30
(journeyman)
12/12/18 10:03 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Congrats, The SBHH is an awesome hunting package. I have similar set up with a Simmons 2-6(or7)x32. I finally got my chance the other afternoon but did something wrong in my haste and poor support and missed. Found an impressive hole in the ground/leaves. I enjoy carrying the SBHH more than the TC Encore/Contenders but I have yet to bloody it. Congrats again.

Curly
(newbie)
12/12/18 10:09 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Nice shot! Perfect for the table.
Also curious on the load.


KRal
(Shootist)
12/12/18 10:24 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Congrats!

IAshooter
(journeyman)
12/12/18 11:54 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

 Originally Posted By: sw282
Nice gun IA.. What scope do you have on your Bisley Hunter?


I have a Bushnell 2-6X32 on it.


IAshooter
(journeyman)
12/12/18 11:56 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

 Originally Posted By: Curly
Nice shot! Perfect for the table.
Also curious on the load.


I'm using factory ammo right now, Hornady Leverevolution 225gr FTX. I'm getting some once fired brass stockpiled and will be loading my own soon.


grayghost
(stranger)
12/12/18 03:24 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

You may already be aware of this, but I'm pretty sure that the brass from Hornady FTX bullet loads are trimmed to a shorter length than standard 44 magnum loads. This may only be a problem if you planning on shooting a different bullet.

Pa. Mike
(journeyman)
12/12/18 07:49 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Good shot with a nice set-up. I shot a 7 point two seasons ago with a Ruger Super Redhawk .44 and the satisfaction I got from using a handgun took me off rifles for good.

jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
12/12/18 09:47 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

A good clean kill for you Iowa Shooter


PsTaN
(addict)
12/12/18 09:55 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Very nice ... grats on the 1st one with that gun!!!

tradmark
(Gun Slinger)
12/13/18 01:37 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Very nice job. It is addicting isnt it?!?!

reflex264
(Pooh-Bah)
12/13/18 01:10 PM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Huge congrats! I love my Bisley hunters.

ruger4570
(enthusiast)
12/14/18 09:12 AM
Re: First blood for the Ruger 44

Congrats. It only gets better.