ruger blackhawk increase power?



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twistable_deer

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ruger blackhawk increase power?
« on: March 06, 2011, 07:58:16 PM »
i have a Ruger Blackhawk 490fps and i wanted to increase the power without completely modifying or taking it apart to avoid damaging it. so if anybody has a way to easily increasing the power please share.

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Offline JimL911

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 08:04:14 PM »
You have to open it up.

twistable_deer

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 08:06:23 PM »
ya i realized that, i was just wondering if there is like a screw to limit the power, so i can maybe unscrew it and maybe get more power?

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 08:12:16 PM »
Replace the spring with the full power one.

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 08:13:04 PM »
is there an easier way?

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 08:32:49 PM »
You either have to open it and replace the spring, send it to get tuned and have the spring replaced or just buy the full power version.
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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 09:08:56 PM »
A 490 fps Blackhawk? Even in countries with a fp limit, something has got to be kaput.

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 09:29:49 PM »
< 500 fps is the Canadian version. Fully functional. You need a FAC or PAL to get the full power one.

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 09:54:11 PM »
ya somethin's not right with this gun, you either have a bad spring or a piston seal thats way to tight or a cloged transfer port and and check the breech seal to make sure it up above the barrel block a little if not you won't get good air transfer to the barrel.
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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011, 09:58:31 PM »
my gun is basically brand new i just shot a little over 500 pellets so there is nothing wrong with it i just wanted more power.

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011, 10:08:08 PM »
< 500 fps is the Canadian version. Fully functional. You need a FAC or PAL to get the full power one.
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011, 10:11:28 PM »
yes in Canada you can't buy any gun no matter what the pellet size, bigger then 500 fps with out a gun license. i think it is stupid.

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2011, 10:55:15 PM »
Use lighter pellet to hit 500fps.

twistable_deer

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2011, 10:58:13 PM »
i am using hunting pellets, they feel light but i think the hole is slowing them down. what do you think?

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2011, 11:01:01 PM »
you could open up the transfer port and get a little more power out of in that case!
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2011, 11:02:36 PM »
were is that, i am new to this so i have no idea what you are talking about

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2011, 11:13:01 PM »
well its not that easy so you probly ought to leave well enough alone so you don't get yourself into trouble!
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 11:14:17 PM »
Thanks for the advice

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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2011, 07:44:25 AM »
you could open up the transfer port and get a little more power out of in that case!
You do not want to mess with the transfer port. Tampering with this will not get you more power. It's designed to get the most air pressure from the chamber and powerplant. As stated, if you are in Canada, this is your limit on power without proper documentation. The only way to improve it is to open it up, replace the spring and seal. Or also as suggested, send it off to be professionally tuned.
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Re: ruger blackhawk increase power?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2011, 10:26:26 AM »
Wow those Canadians are harsh, I thought Illinois was bad. I would rather live here than Canada.
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