.38-40

Ronnie
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 05:49 (9 days ago)

Being a fan of the 10mm I think I need the ultimate 10mm in the form o a .38-40 single action. I am thinking that your Ultimate Bisley would fill the bill nicely. I would like to amp up the old round a little so would the 5 shot cylinder be a better choice? Can an octagonal barrel be added?

Gary does the best octagon barrels on Earth...

Huey
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 05:52 (9 days ago) @ Ronnie

A 5-Shot 38-40 is an awesome gun. Mine pushes a 200 grn to 1600 fps and shoots flat.

Barrel length

Ronnie
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 06:04 (9 days ago) @ Huey

What barrel length?

6.5"

Huey
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 06:31 (9 days ago) @ Ronnie

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My next one will be a Super Redhawk 6-Shot...

Huey
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 07:09 (9 days ago) @ Huey

Should be able to handle the heaviest of loads and will have a 7.5" barrel. The ability to easily add a scope will make testing easier.

Would the 6 shot be strong enough to accomplish this also?

Asa
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:09 (9 days ago) @ Huey

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I'll keep my 6-Shot guns below 30,000 psi if built...

Huey
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:16 (9 days ago) @ Asa

On the Blackhawk Frame. On the Midframe I'd probably stay 22,000 psi or below.

That's probably just my overly conservative nature, but still have all my fingers.

remember the Super Blackhawk is a 6 shot 44 magnum

Gary Reeder
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:50 (8 days ago) @ Asa

and I doubt the 38-40 will equal a hot 44 mag. So I wouldn't think there would be any problem, but add some common sense into that equation.

In my 6-Shot the 200 grn reaches 1450+ with H110...

Huey
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:51 (8 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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and that is a fairly light load. The 44 mag will add 300 fps

Gary Reeder
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 15:23 (8 days ago) @ Huey

to that figure and it is in a 6 shot cylinder.

Agree. I just go lighter on the 38-40 due to brass thickness

Huey
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 15:27 (8 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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I built mine on the OM .357 chassis 6-shot

WB
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 08:54 (9 days ago) @ Ronnie

I wanted a lighter carry trail gun. Kept the alloy grip frame too. Of course Gary prissed it up to my liking. Sort of a Dolly Parton style of a sixshooter, but hey, that's me. If you wanted to shoot heavier loads I'd suggest not taking my direction, it's very lively with magnum level loads. Note it does have a very heavy barrel to help keep things toned down. A 200 gr. at 1200 is very blissful.

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I also have a .401 GNR on a Super Blackhawk chassis with a 6-shot and #5 grip frame, all steel. IT has much thicker cylinder walls close to the bolt cuts than you would have with a .38-40. It's a real nice powerful rig for me. I also had a .40 S&W cylinder to shoot cheap ammo, which does great! The .401 has just a teeny bit less capacity than the .38-40 but the brass is so much stronger and resilient that it makes up for it loading it to seam busting pressures. The .401 GNR is a very powerful ctg. shooting a 200 gr. FNGC at 1600 fps from my 6".

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Set that 401 as my screen saver! Fine craftsmanship!!

Derek
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Thursday, September 12, 2019, 03:57 (8 days ago) @ WB

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Forgive me! It started as a 10-1/2" .44 Magnum that

WB
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Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10:49 (8 days ago) @ Derek

literally stacked it's 240 gr. bullets. I truly regretted ever shooting it. Still I blocked it in my head and proceeded with the build. Nate did a fantastic job on the grips using a scrap of fine English Walnut. Gary had the frame reliefs done to suit me in the style of the old Colt Thunderer and Lightning .41/.38 DA. I think the unusual combination of stainless frame and soft matte blue really set if apart in style.

I didn't have one like that so it holds a special collecting place for me.

Looks awesome! Bet it shoots great too!

Derek
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Thursday, September 12, 2019, 12:48 (7 days ago) @ WB

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the octagonal barrel is no problem. If you feel better

Gary Reeder
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:51 (8 days ago) @ Ronnie

with a 5 shot cylinder it is a cheap addition, so go for it.

Psssst......... 401GNR

Blake
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:57 (8 days ago) @ Ronnie

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