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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Black Hawk 30 Carbine reloads

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?
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Re: Black Hawk 30 Carbine reloads

No 90gr XTP data, but my Hodgdon manual shows loads for Blackhawks, all with H110 or H4227 powders.

85gr Sierra RN:
14.5grs (Max 15.5 compressed) of H4227
16.5grs of H110 (Max 17.5grs

100gr Speer SP:
13grs of H4227 (Max 14.5 C)
14.5 grs H110 (Max 15.5grs)

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Re: Black Hawk 30 Carbine reloads

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Re: Black Hawk 30 Carbine reloads

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.


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Re: Black Hawk 30 Carbine reloads

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.

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Re: Black Hawk 30 Carbine reloads

I'm sure it's been covered in Handloader mag over the years. I don't have their CD archive, just paper, but I'll see if I can find anything over the holidays.

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