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Old 03-26-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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Ruger Vaquero, 1st Shots

I finally got to try out my brand new Ruger Vaquero today for the first time. I was using 38 Specials with 130 Grain. I shot off about a half box and I'm pretty happy with it, although it shot a little Low.

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Old 03-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great day to me. I personally wouldn't do anything to the gun to cure shooting low. At least until after shooting it several times to get accustomed to it.
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:42 PM   #3
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Good advice. I'm going to give it some more tries first. I also thought it could have been my eyes as I really need reading glasses (just 1.50's though), but I went back to the house and got my Heritage Rough Rider and I got 5 out of 6 in the circle.

Before I posted, I actually had it backwards, lol. I realize now that I can file the site down if necessary.

But as you mentioned, I'll give it some more tries first. Maybe even with glasses, lol.
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Actually, that front sight on the Vaquero is high (shoots low) by design, the idea being you file it down to the load you want to use and for the range you shoot. I had to file mine down and so have a few other folks I know that shoot the VQ. Just decide what you want to shoot and go from there. I'v got ours set for 158 grain 357s at 16 yards. For anything else, I just hold over or under as needed. To be honest, I usually shoot the VQ for fast up close work, using the front sight as a pointing device, not even bothering with the rear sight. Be surprised at how effective that can be, not to mention loads of fun. Great revolver. Love ours.

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Old 03-26-2016, 04:51 PM   #5
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Thanks NCG, that was actually the info I was looking for. I like that. I figured it may have been designed that way. I'm still going to give it some time though and not rush into it. I was using the Federal American Eagles that you had suggested.
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You're very welcome. No hurry, for sure. One of the things I love about the VQ is that it gets me out of that rigid bullseye shooting routine. Just point the thing and start shooting, the way single actions were always meant to be used. Very relaxing and fun gun to shoot. The VQ is actually very accurate, though, when you take the time to line up the sights. It's no slouch in the accuracy department. Have shot some nice groups with ours.

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Remember your thumb and little finger will change the POA a lot on SA guns with plow handles

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I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
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It's one of the funnest guns I own to shoot! Glad yer likein it! It's hard not to go back in time in your mind and think about all those legends that carried somethin similar as you're shooting it!
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I agree, and although I was a little hesitant in buying one for a while, I'm real glad to have one.

I'm sure I'll like it a lot more to boot once I get it "dialed in".
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I did the Cowboy action stuff for over 16 yrs and sold most of my SA guns and have a few left . I can't imagine life without a SA gun .

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I did the Cowboy action stuff for over 16 yrs and sold most of my SA guns and have a few left . I can't imagine life without a SA gun .
Amen to that. Love our DA revolvers and, yes, they are very practical, but when it comes time to shoot a revolver for the sheer joy of shooting a revolver, make mine the SA. Nothing as beautiful as a classic Single Action, either.

Our Bisley Vaquero 357
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I have found that it is impossible to shoot one of these beauties without a big smile on my face.
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Very nice, indeed, Seabee, both the gun and your shooting. I'd be smiling, too.
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Very nice, indeed, Seabee, both the gun and your shooting. I'd be smiling, too.
Amen.
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Nice!
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Nice target rsb!
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Nice shootin' and nice pistol.
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I have found that it is impossible to shoot one of these beauties without a big smile on my face.
That is super shooting
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I love the Uberti / Cimarron in the "P jr " size . I have small hands and they fit my hand perfect . The 38 are in 22 lr frame


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