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I bought a SB 44 mag at a local gunshow 3 weeks ago, and have been loading and shooting quite a bit . It shoots great with 200gn loads, but with 240 & 300gn loads it shoots 1 to 1 1/2 foot high with the rear sight cranked all the way down. do I need a new higher front sight ? I tried loading the 240 & 300gn loads hotter & slower with the same results. My next question is does anyone make a front sight for the Super Blackhawk with changable color inserts ?
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Yes you need a taller front sight. I am surprised that the 240s shoot that high. Not surprised about the 300s. Try Brownells for a taller sight or call Ruger. They may have what you need for free. I can't remember off hand exactly what the front sight looks like. ( I only have 3 ) Hope this helps. KN.
 

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if your sight is a pinned in (stainless gun) or is attached by a screw just call ruger and theyll send you one free. IF its the type that is soldered on youll have to ship it in to ruger to have it done.
 

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Going the factory route would be the least expensive, after the sight in issue is over you could have a color insert installed. by your local smith.
If the factory is not the way you want to go we can machine for a dovetail sight, of your color choice.

RON KONTOWSKY
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<www.deansgunshop.com>
 

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Thanks for the replies. Yes the sight is sodered on, I was kind of hoping not to have to send it back to ruger, maybe the dovetail route would be the best.
another question - how about rifle sights on my SB maybe a V rear sight and a bead front ?
 

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Yes it is possible to replace the rear blade with V type blade, and the front can be cut to except the front sight of your choice.

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Jack O'Connor wrote years ago that the front-post and rear square-notch were the best open sights for accuracy. Elmer Keith and Ross Seyfreid have explained how to use them for long distance shooting as well. I've tried the front bead, and I've tried the front post. The standard front post "sight picture" on the Ruger is the best. That's why they use it on their Bisleys which are target-grade revolvers.

Just what I've read, just what I've seen.

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My SBH shot high with heavy cast loads and Ruger sent me a taller front sight at no cost. My local smith replaced it for $10, it was soldered. Everything shoots good now.
Good luck, Rick :grin:
 

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reed257 said:
Hi to all
I bought a SB 44 mag at a local gunshow 3 weeks ago, and have been loading and shooting quite a bit . It shoots great with 200gn loads, but with 240 & 300gn loads it shoots 1 to 1 1/2 foot high with the rear sight cranked all the way down. do I need a new higher front sight ? I tried loading the 240 & 300gn loads hotter & slower with the same results. My next question is does anyone make a front sight for the Super Blackhawk with changable color inserts ?
thanks for any input
This is very common with the Super and the regular Blackhawks. I used to use lighter bullets rather than mess with it, but if you're hunting and need heavier bullets, by all means contact Ruger and they will send you a higher front sight.
 

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Years ago I had a front sight with changeable color blades installed on a Blackhawk by Mag-Na-Port. If they still have them, it's a nice sight picture.
 

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My apologies to Jack O'Connor, Elmer Keith, et al., but I put the gold bead front / V-notch rear Ruger offers for the Redhawk on mine, and I couldn't believe how much better I shot with it. There's even a white post at the bottom of the V. When that gold dot is on top of the white post, then by golly you've nailed what ever it was you were shootin at. I wish it was an option on ALL Rugers. :grin:
 

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safetysheriff said:
Jack O'Connor wrote years ago that the front-post and rear square-notch were the best open sights for accuracy. Elmer Keith and Ross Seyfreid have explained how to use them for long distance shooting as well. I've tried the front bead, and I've tried the front post. The standard front post "sight picture" on the Ruger is the best. That's why they use it on their Bisleys which are target-grade revolvers.

Just what I've read, just what I've seen.

Best Regards.
 

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Ill go with elmer and Ross a good rear like a bowen and a thinned (to .100) front post is the best thing for percision shooting. Some like differnt things for fast shooting at game but you cant beat the old post and square notch. Just make sure you leave off all the gimiky colar inserts and white outlines they wont help you a bit. Just a thinned front sight that allows light to pass on either side of it.
safetysheriff said:
Jack O'Connor wrote years ago that the front-post and rear square-notch were the best open sights for accuracy. Elmer Keith and Ross Seyfreid have explained how to use them for long distance shooting as well. I've tried the front bead, and I've tried the front post. The standard front post "sight picture" on the Ruger is the best. That's why they use it on their Bisleys which are target-grade revolvers.

Just what I've read, just what I've seen.

Best Regards.
 
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