View Full Version : Opinions?...custom ruger

02-15-2010, 12:53 PM
How 'bout some input on octagon bbl & non-fluted cyl.on 5.5" superbh

Also can this frame b color case hardened

02-15-2010, 01:58 PM
Caliber? Wha do you plan to do with your custom?

I have three customs built by Jack Huntington, and I am exceedingly happy. I will post a picture of a friend's Huntington built .475 Linebaugh built on a Blackhawk frame.......


02-15-2010, 02:53 PM
.44mag. Mostly deer hunting and eliminating pesky water jugs at long range also if I'm ever able my dream hunt for multiple larger game,elk bear and cariboo

Lloyd Smale
02-15-2010, 08:27 PM
nothing wrong with a custom 44 mag. Ive got a few of them Personaly i think a flutted cylinder looks better on a 6 shot gun and in 5.5 inch i prefer a barrel banded round barrel to a octagon but in a 4 5/8s or 4 inch gun an octagon is really sharp. But thats just my opinion and you have to buy what you like the looks of.

02-15-2010, 08:52 PM
An octagon is going to be heavier than a round barrel. If it was me, I'd swap the cost of an octagon for a custom cylinder so it can shoot any length 44 ammo.

02-15-2010, 09:07 PM
in oh we are limited to 5" or more for deer hunting saw 1 octagon bbl and liked the looks.does anyone make aftermarket sights for sbh been loohing and cant even find them at brownells

02-15-2010, 09:10 PM
also will 1-20 factory twist work for 300-330grnboolits or should I goto1-19,18?

02-16-2010, 10:37 AM
There are aftermarket sights available but the name escapes me....maybe Belt Mountain???
The alloy frame cannot be casehardened but steel frames are available