dave thomas
(enthusiast)
01/12/20 08:51 PM
magnum to maximum

with all the talk about the 357 maximum lately, is it as simple as rechambering a ruger blackhawk from 357 mag to 357 max? I know you can just recut the mag chamber on a single shot, is a revolver going to be any different?

KYODE
(Shooting Expert)
01/12/20 08:57 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

Rugers revolvers had an extended frame specific to the longer mags.

dave thomas
(enthusiast)
01/12/20 09:29 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

thanks

45MAN
(Pooh-Bah)
01/12/20 10:30 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

BELLM RECHAMBERS TC 357 MAG BARRELS TO 357 MAX

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/13/20 06:39 AM
Re: magnum to maximum

The case at 1.6-inches is too long for the cylinder and frame.

Mr. Bisley
(member)
01/13/20 01:00 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

Max,

Can the Ruger SBH be chambered to 360 Dan Wesson? Case length is 1.4 inches and Starline makes the brass for it.


Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/13/20 02:31 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

 Originally Posted By: Mr. Bisley
Max,

Can the Ruger SBH be chambered to 360 Dan Wesson? Case length is 1.4 inches and Starline makes the brass for it.


Can't see why not. The .454, .475, .500 JRH, .500 Linebaugh and .500 WE are all 1.4-inc cases. That would be cool!


Bigbrowndog
(member)
01/13/20 05:39 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

An easier conversion would be 357/44 Bain-Davis. You get 357max performance and it fits a standard cylinder, plus brass is easy as it?s simply 44mag brass.

Trapr


Chance WeldonAdministrator
(Distinguished Expert)
01/20/20 10:17 PM
Re: magnum to maximum

Can you still get a cylinder converted to 357/44 B&D?