Good morning all!
I have a Ruger Bisley Hunter in 44 magnum. My FA 83 44 is my scoped gun, partly because the Bisely Hunter handles recoil better so I added the scope to the 83 for some weight.
I want to turn the Bisley into my open sighted cast bullet gun and tweak it as neccessary. I want to shoot a WFN [Beartooth 250GC?] at no more than 1200 fps to reduce recoil. I am through beating up my hands like I did for a few years there. They still have not recovered from some of the 300 grainers I shot at rediculous levels 2 years ago. It will never happen again. Stupid.
I want to send the gun to a good smith for functional work...nothing cosmetic. I am considering M-N-P, Bowen, Clements, Alpha or of like reputation and I was looking at the following.
1. Complete action job with trigger as close to 2.5 pounds as possible with creep removed and an overtravel stop. I have heard that M-N-P is about the best on Blackhawk triggers. Anyone know the difference between Bowen's standard trigger job and his Premium as they are much different in price? Anyone with experience with action jobs on Blackhawks by some of these guys?
Will have timing and fit gone over at the same time. This gun shoots very accurately right now so I expect they will not find a major issue. I scoped it for accuracy tests and this thing is pretty darn close to my FA out at 100 yards. I was quite surprised. It is harder to do it myself with the terrible creepy trigger though.
2. Taylor throat or 11 degree forcing cone or ? I want to shoot cast bullets and I have heard this can be helpful.
3. Bowen Rough Country rear sight or ? Anyone know where I can get different front sights for this? The front sight is easily chageable...to what other than Ruger? I want the best sight combination I can get.
4. Should I get it re-crowned?
I would appreciate any comments on work above, additional work you would suggest and the different smiths out there. Again, I only want functional changes...nothing cosmetic. As long as I can get it back by September I am fine. No real hurry.
Thanks for reading this far.