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The results are in and the SS Bisley is here to stay.  Farewell, poor Redhawk, I knew thee well  :biggrin:

Shot for shot, the two pistols really are identical in the accuracy department.  I am just pleased as punch I have two loads that will print consistent 1.5" groups at 25 yards with either pistol.  It's all in the balance and feel and for me, the Bisley is simply better.

Could someone give me a price I should ask for my Redhawk (5.5" SS).  It's in 99% condition (purchased new in March 2001), includes standard stocks and sights in addition to new Hogue Monogrip, a set of Ajax Ivory Polymer stocks and a gold bead front rear V blade sight.  I was thinking &#36390.  Secondly, have any of you used GunsAmerica for selling a firearm?  Good/bad experiences?

Thanks,

Alan
 

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Thanks for the update, Alan.  You came to the conclusion I expected.  

I also purchased one of the AcuSport SS Bisley Blackhawks, having read about it on this forum.  I have been following your stories with great interest.  Fortunately, I have not had any problems similar to your loading gate issue.  I did slug the bore and throats and was not surprised to see the bore at .452 and the throats at .451.  I do not understand why Ruger does that with their .45's.  So my gun is down for a couple weeks waiting for the cylinder to return from Mr. Bowen's Miracle Shop.

While I'm waiting, I have been getting some loads together.  You mentioned finding some that shot well in yours.  Care to share?  
 

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Hi Husker -

I have 3 commercial cast bullets that will print 1.5" to 1.75" groups consistently with either my Redhawk or Bisley.  Several other commercial cast bullets won't do much better than 2.5".  I've had some bullets print as poorly as 5" groups using both light and heavy powder charges.  The loads below are pretty standard - the difference I believe is in the consistency of the bullet:

260 gr. Keith/9.0 gr. Universal/WLP/Starline
280 gr. LFN/13.0 gr. HS-6/WLP/Starline
280 gr. LFN/18.7 gr. AA#9/WLP/Starline
310 gr. LFN/18.2 gr. AA#9/WLP/WW

As you can see, these loads are far from barn burners but they sure do shoot consistently.  I am really looking forward to testing the OWC 45 Colt bullet that Marshall will be offering sometime in the future.  Me thinks I'll be ordering a bunch of them.
 
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