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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015, 08:42:28 AM »
I have been looking at these for a year or so at online sites.  Notice the prices on them are climbing.  I keep hoping one of the distributors will decide to pay Ruger to do a 40S&W/10mm convertible Blackhawk.
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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2015, 09:02:15 AM »
It would pay Ruger to do this, as the market is ripe for it. A minimum of 5.5" of barrel would be right for the beast.
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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2015, 11:07:24 AM »
I have a few thousand rounds through mine, mostly .38-40's (.44M power level). Lots of 10mm, too. I shoot .40SW through it, as well. I wouldn't want it shorter than the 6.5" barrel. I have autos that size.
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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2015, 04:56:18 PM »
Could you imagine how a 6.5" Ruger in .38-40/10mm would perform in the field? I could see how a tight b/c gap would mimic, or exceed, the performance of a S&W Model 610.

If someone mounted a 10" .40 caliber barrel on a Ruger Super Redhawk frame and timed a 10mm Magnum-chambered cylinder for the piece, it could prove a formidable hunting piece. Imagine shooting .40 S&W, 10mm Auto and 10mm Magnum from a heavy-framed revolver, shooting a 220 grain Hard Cast bullets travelling between 1450-1500 fps, should handily "kick the slats' out of any medium-sized game. (This load should generate between 1027-1099 fpe).

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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2015, 09:54:33 AM »
Could you imagine how a 6.5" Ruger in .38-40/10mm would perform in the field? I could see how a tight b/c gap would mimic, or exceed, the performance of a S&W Model 610.

If someone mounted a 10" .40 caliber barrel on a Ruger Super Redhawk frame and timed a 10mm Magnum-chambered cylinder for the piece, it could prove a formidable hunting piece. Imagine shooting .40 S&W, 10mm Auto and 10mm Magnum from a heavy-framed revolver, shooting a 220 grain Hard Cast bullets travelling between 1450-1500 fps, should handily "kick the slats' out of any medium-sized game. (This load should generate between 1027-1099 fpe).

Works for me!

Mimic or exceed? Sure. 155 gr. @ 1900+FPS is pretty close.

Actually, it "mimics" .44M energy levels, with a greater SD, from a shorter barrel (almost 2" shorter). That translates to a higher Taylor KO factor than .44M with similar bullet weights. The 10mm Magnum doesn't come close. I like the Super RedHawk idea, but not chambered in 10mm Mag. The SW 610 isn't in the same category, and may not even be able to get there. It may be a practical option for someone, but I'm just not interested. Perhaps with a levergun to go with the LAR (one of a few long action pistols), but with .45 WinMag available, it doesn't offer anything more than a uniqueness appeal, to me anyway. If we're going down that road, a .460SWM levergun might peak my attention. Too many irons in the fire as it is, so I'll just shelf that idea, for now.
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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2015, 10:22:03 AM »
Yeah...I was going to say, in a Revolver the 460 Rowland will deliver a 300 grain bullet at 1350 fps from the muzzle of a 5.5" revolver.

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Re: Ruger 10mm 38-40 Revolver
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2016, 05:43:09 PM »
Could you imagine how a 6.5" Ruger in .38-40/10mm would perform in the field? I could see how a tight b/c gap would mimic, or exceed, the performance of a S&W Model 610.



Well, how about the 16" of my Mechtech CCU in 10mm?
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