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I hate to be the guy that answers a question with a question, but since there is not really a better between the two....
What do you want to use it for?
The New Vaq has the handling feel of the old Colts, so If you are wanting a Cowboy Action gun, I would go with the New Vaq., but if you are wanting something to shoot hotter .45Colt rounds, the heavier OVM would be a better choice. So in my opinion, there's not a better gun, just better choices.
 

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Old Vaquero can take the Ruger/TC only loads, but they're larger frame than the New Vaquero.

I have magnums for hot loads, so for me it's not an issue to stay within SAAMI specs and therefore the New Vaquero has such a nice feel that I don't see that as a handicap.
 
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Ok guys here's the scoop.....I've got a Ruger SBH 44mag 4 5/8 barrel ,but I know of a NMV in 45lc , just thought it would be something fun to shoot and not take a pounding. I kinda like the idea of the new ones being more like the old Colts..Thanks for the info...





BTW The Vaquero is blue 5 1/2 " barrel.but it's only $425,Also found a SS SBH 7 1/2 "...
 

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Standard "Colt" loads are not weak, as some people seem to think. They have killed every critter that walks this continent at one time or another.
Just ask Matt Dillion:biggrin:
Man would leave his Rifle in the boot and go after a passle of bad guys with that 7.5 barreled Great Western of his:biggrin:
 
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