Mounting a scope on the Ruger Blackhawk
Open sights and me don't get along beyond 25 yards so I bought a red dot and a B-Square "no drill" mount.. Had problems making it stay put. Finally solved those problems and decided a scope would be better.
Broke the B-Square mount bolt.
Broke the scope.
Fixed the mount and reverted to the red dot
Replaced the scope and reinstalled.
Broke the mount bolt.
Replaced the mount with a drill and tap Burris.
Now granted, some of the issues with the mount and optics were my fault. However, knowing what I know now, I certainly would not recommend the 5.5 inch B-Square Blackhawk mount #42871 unless you are using it on the rimfire version of the Blackhawk. The finish is good and the design is good, for a rimfire. B-Square makes a full length rail that uses the rear sight bolt and clamps to the front sight. It might work on the larger calibers but from my experience, I would not be interested in trying that either.
I realize that large caliber handguns can have tremdous recoil but the beating that optics take riding on top of these cannons is incredible. Much more of a beating than I ever expected. Makes you appreciate 2 locking lugs on a good bolt action rifle.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:23 PM