Spent some time at the pistol range again today with a couple of my OM Rugers, one is an early 6.5" flat top 44 & the other is a slicked up Bobby Tyler 41 Shorty that he color cased for me & installed one of 2dogs outstanding front sights. The 44 has already proven it's self in the field having taken a couple of deer with the same load, 10 grs of Unique & a very fine 243 gr Miha HP. This load runs a bit over 1100 fps. The 41 magnum was shooting one of the all time great 41 loads, 8 grs of Unique & a Miha 210 gr HP clocking a bit over 1000 fps from the OM shorty. As always I was using the Elmer Keith siting position with a piece of leather between my knees so I don' get an owee! Powder burns hurt! Most times the cylinder is past my knees but there are times when I get careless. The distance I usually shoot is 65 yds, same as me & sheriff Russell Cottle shot a couple of weeks back. First up was the OM 44, the very first shot went a bit high, the next four were pretty decent for old eyes. I painted the steel & shot almost the exact same group, one a tick high & 4 about the size of my palm. Next up was the OM 41 shorty & this little power house is amazing, great trigger & that 2 dogs front sight, this thing flat shoots. I don't actually think it shoots any better than the 44 flat top but it "see's" better because of that front sight! I wish I had one on it but because I want to leave it original I won't change. The stocks on the 44 are some Silver Maple I made & on the 41 it's some fancy Walnut I was going to throw away because it had a big hole right through the middle, I decided to repair them.
Tyrone, you need to quite trying to kidnap my OM 41, you've got plenty! Just bring me that old 45 Vaquero you said wouldn't shoot, I need that! Post the photo of that group again, I'd like Rey Garza to see it, he's a real 45 man.