Any of you that know something about revolver accuracy please chime in. Being mostly a rifleman, I know next to nothing. Short story coming...
I am going to try my hand at 100 meter silhouette matches with a Ruger 44 Super Blackhawk. I shoot the local monthly lever rifle matches as time allows and there is a small bunch of people that enter twice, once in pistol caliber Lever rifle class and just for kicks shoot the same course with a single action revolver - local match restriction on firearms to keep the event from turning into unlimited. So just SA revolver is competing.
So.... I have a 1970's era Super BH that I plinked the daylights out of when I was young and foolish. PLEASE! No need to tell me I am still foolish. Tho it may be true.
- OK. I have gun - I'm good to go.
On a whim, I cleaned and pin-gauged the cylinders on my old friend. After all, accuracy counts. Maybe I'll learn something. BTW- I envision I will be shooting a light load -maybe like 5-6 grains of Universal or Unique pushing a 250 grain SWC.
Getting back to the subject, the cylinder; The holes are big on the exit side of the cylinders! The good news, at least they all felt very close to the same size!
I worked my way up through the pins to 0.432” GO, 0.433” NO GO.
So, .......... What would you think about shooting my largest diameter bullet? It is out of round 0.429"-0.430"? OR? Do I need to buy a larger bullet mould?
Learning that the cylinders are as large as they are got me going! So. I got out my few other 44's. The Uberti Model P blackpowder 44 Special cylinder was smaller - 0.430” GO - 0.431” NO GO all cylinders Hmmmm, OK
My last 44, a Smith Model 696 44 Special goes smaller yet! all cylinders - 0.428” GO - 0.429” NO GO.
I'm not sure where my question is exactly but at the least, is that a size difference that is too large to be covered by the same bullet sized the to the same diameter? And for best accuracy would I want a larger bullet the Ruger?