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#203628 - 11/21/19 07:27 AM 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS
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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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#203632 - 11/21/19 09:25 AM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: 45MAN]
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Sounds like a plan! I really like the Gold Dot/Deep Curl bonded design over cup & core bullets. You ought to let Jack tune and stock it.
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#203634 - 11/21/19 09:46 AM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: Craig44]
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Rey, after seeing the 265AF I?m considering just using that weight for all my 45 colt needs and simply change bullet styles to suit game. Speer 260JHP, and Swift 265AF IMO, should make a good all around combo.

Good to meet you..............
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#203637 - 11/21/19 10:12 AM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: Bigbrowndog]
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Spend the $15 and buy some good Wolfe Springs.

If you plan on shooting big heavy bullets a Ken power pawl may be in order.

You are spot on with the throat work. I have a buddy in NC that has a jig grinder. He does mine they come back closer than I can measure with a bore mic. He says they are within .0002"

Try a 250 XTP with 20.5 of 2400 and a CCI 350. You will not be disappointed.
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#203644 - 11/21/19 04:04 PM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: H2OBUG]
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I have mine as well so following closely. What throat size is recommended? I also plan a free spin Pawl, wolfe Spring set and now possibly a base pin. How does the #5 Allen screw enhance the better pin fit?
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#203645 - 11/21/19 04:45 PM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: short30]
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Nice revolver! I had the 44 bisley hunter and they are a sweet gun. I just recently traded it off for an xp. As nice as it was, didnt need it as I rarely hunt with a revolver(if i even hunt) and i have my wonderful Redhawk that ive had since the 80s.
Look forward to your shooting and hunts.
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#203648 - 11/21/19 06:43 PM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: KYODE]
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TRAPR: I LOOKED FOR THE SPEER 260gr 45 BULLET, BUT I AM NOT SURE IT IS MADE ANYMORE OR IS NOT READILY AVAILABLE, SO I WENT WITH THE GOLD DOT 250.

SHORT 30: THE BELT MOUNTAIN BASE PINS ARE SLIGHTLY LARGER IN DIAMETER SO THEY TAKE SOME PLAY OUT OF THE CYLINDER. THE LOCKING SCREW HELPS KEEP THE BASE PIN IN AND NOT JUMPING FORWARD.

H2OBUG: I WANT TO SEE HOW GOOD THE GUN WILL SHOOT WITH AS LITTLE EXPENSE AS POSSIBLE. AFTER THIS DEER SEASON I MAY SEND IT OFF FOR AN ACTION/ACCURACY JOB.
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#203649 - 11/21/19 08:19 PM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: 45MAN]
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25 gr IMR 4227, 250 XTP = 3 shot 1 hole groups @ 50 yards in both of mine

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#203655 - 11/21/19 10:54 PM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: Reloder28]
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 Originally Posted By: Reloder28
25 gr IMR 4227, 250 XTP = 3 shot 1 hole groups @ 50 yards in both of mine


WHAT IS THE MV OF THAT LOAD? DO YOU GET ANY UNBURNED POWDER?
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#203656 - 11/21/19 10:56 PM Re: 45 COLT RUGER BISLEY HUNTER: THE JOURNEY BEGINS [Re: Reloder28]
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I wish Speer made a 260 Deep Curl soft point.

Rey, I'll be anxious to hear how that bullet holds up at the velocity you'll be getting. I just purchased some of the same bullets and yes the HP cavity is huge. The reviews I read say it expands at standard 45 Colt velocities. I have worked up a load at 950 fps. Quite accurate but have not used them on a deer yet.

Dan

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