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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2015, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

I was trying to sight in my 45 lc at 20 yards for rifle season and I'm a foot low and 8 inches right I've bin trying to adjust it but it doesn't seem to be doing anything does anyone now what I'm doing wrong it was my grandfather's and I got it when he passed away I also got about 250 reloaded 230gr Hornady hollow points that I'm trying to sight it into could it be the ammo or is the rear sight junk

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Re: sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

Sure you are moving the sight the right way?
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Re: sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

How much experience do you have shooting handguns, specifically the Ruger single actions? They recoil differently that from other handguns.

Have someone else shoot the gun, preferably someone with good experience shooting a handgun. This will determine if it's you or the gun that is "off".

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Re: sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

I'm not that experienced I'm good with my semis not so much a revolver a few people told me I grip to tight but I don't see how that could make it constantly off that far

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Re: sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

I had a 45 LC Vaquaro I couldn't hit crap with it, at 20yds I had to rest the barrel to even get on paper.
I ended up selling it
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Re: sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

Get a set of these for about $20 bucks, Hogue Monogrip Grips. I was having trouble shooting good groups with my Black hawk. I put a set on my 45LC they really helped. I now have custom Ruger grips on both my BH and SBH. They both shoot great now, The stock grips on the Black Hawk are most likely your problem, I would also use a rest too sight it in.
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Re: sighting in my ruger Blackhawk 45 lc

Here's a couple of good references to help you figure out what your doing, but I agree with the others above who said find someone who knows and shoots Ruger SAs.

AMU

NRA

SSA

Also, I recommend downloading the original manual. I have the sight adjustment page of the S&W manual permanently resident in my shooting bag.

Lastly, remember the old rule of thumb. Move the rear sight the way you want the bullet to go. And even thought you probably don't have a movable front sight, it get's moved opposite of the rear sight to affect impact point.

Oh, and one more thing. Be very careful when using rests to sight in big bore, heavy recoil handguns. They will recoil differently shooting from a rest vs shooting offhand. And it can make a big difference beyond 25 yards. Personally, the only "rest" I use is my elbows on my knees as it is very close to approximating my shooting stance out of tree stands.

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