I just purchased a old model Ruger Black Hawk 30 Carbine and it shoots great with factory 110gr FMJ's (LOUD & WICKED FIRE BALL). I would like to load up some Hornady 90gr XTP's for short range groundhog hunting. I have Hornadys reloading book but its only showing loads for TC Contenders. Anyone reload for this gun/cartridge combo?
Been a big fan of the .429 200gr XTP since they hit the market, both in my M629 revolver, a 24" barreled M444 Marlin and now, in my 24" barreled 44 mag "Puma" M92 clone.
XTPs are pretty nifty bullets, my opinion. Good luck with the 90gr version in the 30 Carbine.
Back in the late 70s/early 80s, a friend's neighbor bought a Blackhawk in 30 Carbine, from Shirk's. Before too long, the guy had another one, then a pair of M1 Carbines. One weekend he came over to my bud's farm with all four firearms and two cans of milsurp ammo (most likely 110gr FMJ?).
They blasted stumps and cans, most of one Sunday morning. Buddy came to work Monday, complaining about a sore hand/wrist, from the Blackhawk. Told him the next time Dick shows up with that stuff, gimme a call and I'll come over and save ya some pain, by shooting "my share" of that ammo.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
Recoil is not bad at all, its the report and the fireball that are impressive. Recoil feels like a mid range 357. Pretty neat cartridge gun combo glad I purchased it. Now I have to get a M1 carbine and I believe some one made a semiauto pistol in 30 carbine (Auto Mag ?) Im going to start my reloads in a few weeks have to do a little more studying and place an order to Midway. Also would like to replace the ejector rod housing as this one is Alum. and a little worn the screw that holds it in place seems to be worn out and wont stay tight.