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Old 11-15-2019, 11:26 PM   #1
Rafter S
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Anybody have one, which barrel length did you get.
Iím looking at getting one in 5 1/2Ē and doing an Elmer Keith #5 homage to it.
Wanting to use Skeeter Skeltons load on 7.5 grns of Unique with a 250 gun Keith bullet

Letís see them pics,please
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:42 PM   #2
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I had some of the recent (within 6 years) stainless models and sold them both. Nothing wrong with them I just preferred 44 Mag Vaqueros OM and the 44 Special on the New Model Frame but marked “Vaquero” without the word “new”.

I find to get the best enjoyment out of the blackhawks with adjustable sights, you really need to pick a load and stick with it.

To answer you question, if I were to buy a new one it would be the 5.5” Bisley.

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Old 11-16-2019, 01:09 PM   #3
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If you are doing a #5 then it needs a 5.5" barrel, beware if you put a #5 grip frame on it they are pretty small.
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:02 PM   #4
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I think I’m just sticking with a bisley frame as it fits much better than a #5 grip frame
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Old 11-16-2019, 04:32 PM   #5
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I had a Bisley 44 special when they did a run of them years ago. Great gun. That Keith load is freakin awesome. I am 100% confident you could kill a deer with it at handgun range. I shot a deer through and through lengthwise with a 250gr Keith bullet in a 44mag case light loaded to only 100fps faster than the Keith load.
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:06 PM   #6
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I have one a 5 1/2...perfect length in my opinion. Great pistol.
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