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      Anonymous
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      Convertible revolvers Question
      I looked at a Ruger Blackhawk 357/ 9mm
      Does any one own one and do you use the other cylinder ?
      or do you just shoot 357/38 and the 9mm stays at home

      Thanks

    • #34356
      skeettx
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      I have a BN-34X and a BN-44X
      First is 4 5/8th 357/9mm and second is 4 5/8th 45 Colt/45acp
      I use both cylinders and have been thinking of making up one
      in 38 Super for the BN-34X ๐Ÿ™‚
      Mike

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      Larry Gibson
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      I had the .357/9mm convertible w/4 5/8″ barrel some years back. I used both cylinders a lot. Used full house 357 loads mostly with the 356156 over 2400. Initially shot a lot of 38s through that cylinder for light/small game loads using 105 gr SWC. Got tired of the “38 carbon ring” in the chamber. Discovered the 105 SWC loaded in the 9mm case was a lot more efficient and accurate. It became my small game/plinking load with that Ruger BH. Let myself get talked out of it and it’s one of those firearms I regret having traded off. Was very useful.

      Larry Gibson

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      The beauty of the BlackHawk convertible is that you can run all manor cartridges and bullets in them . I wouldn’t blink at a 38/357/9mm if for no other reason than having a spare cylinder to recut for a correct 38 Special or any of the 9mm sisters from 9×19 to a true 9mm Win Mag or having other cylinders for 38 super , 38 short , 9x21or 23 .

      Yes a 148 WC is a delight in a 9mm .

      I’m partial to the 45 Colts/ACP on hand but expect to have a Schofield for it soon also .
      The game is versatility . 1 familiar gun , multiple cartridges .
      Look at it this way you can load an 85 gr 9mm over 2.5-3 gr of Unique for a 40ft proficiency round and shoot the same sight picture with a full tilt 158 357 at 50 yd . $75/2000 plinkers plus lead is pretty cheap shooting and the lead goes twice as far too .

      I can make other cases as well . That start with companion rifles , I had a 357 Marlin that would feed a 38 wad cutter so the natural thing to do was cut the split mouth nickle 357s down to 9×23 rimmed and load a 358-124 TC the same length as the WC the mag would hold 15 but jammed with over 14 vs 10 357s .

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      seaboltm
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      I have a 357 9mm and a 45 colt 45acp. I have never fired the 9mm or 45 app cylinder. But I like the idea!

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      Thanks for the feedback ๐Ÿ™‚
      I have everthing to load 38/357/9mm
      All I have to find is a deal

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      reloader762
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      I’ve had my Ruger 357/9mm for around 35 years.ย  It’s one of my favorite revolvers and the 9mm shoots just as well as the 38/357 Mag.ย ย  I’m especially enjoying it these day shooting the NOE 360-160 in FN or HP version around 155 grs.which is a pretty good clone of the Ray Thompson 358156 Skeeter liked.

      My old Ruger with a Polychoke vent rib an Pachmayr grips I put on it about 34 years ago.

      The Noe bullet.

       

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