PICKED UP A NEW RUGER SS 45 COLT BISLEY HUNTER (7 1/2 INCH BARREL) FROM MY DEALER YESTERDAY. WILL CHRONICLE MY "JOURNEY" WITH IT AS I GET IT SHOOTING "RIGHT".

HAVE A BELT MOUNTAIN No. 5 STYLE BASE PIN FOR IT, A ROUTINE ADD ON BY ME ON RUGER REVOLVERS. HAVE SOME WARNE RINGS ON THE WAY FOR IT AS MY FIRST (AND ONLY) EXPERIENCE WITH RUGER REVOLVER RINGS 30 YEARS AGO WAS NOT A GOOD ONE. GUN HAS AN OK TRIGGER BUT WILL PROBABLY TWEAK SOME WITH SOME NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS WORK ON THE TRIGGER SPRING. PULLED THE CYLINDER OUT TO CHECK THE THROATS, WHICH ON RUGER 45 COLT REVOLVERS ARE NOTORIOUSLY TIGHT. THE THROATS WERE TIGHT, VERY TIGHT, AND COULD NOT GET CAST NOR JACKETED .452 BULLETS TO EVEN GET CLOSE TO PASSING THRU, SO TODAY THE CYLINDER GOES OFF TO FERMIN "2 DOGS" GARZA FOR THROAT THERAPY.

SHOULD HAVE THE CYLINDER BACK SOON BUT I WILL BE UP AT MY RANCH MOST OF NEXT WEEK SO I AM THINKING IT WILL BE THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2019, WHEN I CAN PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AND START SHOOTING. I BOUGHT SOME SPEER 250gr DEEP CURL HP BULLETS WHICH I AM GOING TO LOAD OVER 26+ grs OF 296 (LOAD DATA OUT OF LOADDATA.COM). WOW, THE HP ON THAT SPEER BULLET IS BIG, REALLY IMPRESSIVE. I WANT TO USE THIS REVOLVER FOR DEER, HOGS AND AOUDAD EWES. WILL SCOPE IT AND PROBABLY SIGHT IT IN @ 75 YARDS, MAYBE 100 YARDS IF IT IS ACCURATE ENUFF.

I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS JOURNEY AS I AM SORT OF GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS WHEN IN 1972 I SHOT MY FIRST WHITETAIL BUCK WITH A REVOLVER USING A OM 7 1/2 INCH RUGER 45 COLT (OPEN SIGHTS) AND A HORNADY 250 HP OVER 13grs OF UNIQUE.
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