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Big Bore Revolvers

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by M1A Shooter, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. M1A Shooter

    M1A Shooter

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    i have been considering a big bore revolver alot recently, mostly for fun. i have also had more than my share of shoulder problems and my M14 is as big as i can go and even then not for long. this has led to my interest in a big bore revolver, thinking of a .454 Casull or .460 S&W.

    i was thinking the 460 instead of the 500 for its greater range of ammo i could shoot. i also reload so a 200grLSWC in a 45LC cartidge moving 800fps all the way up to the baddest of the 460 hunting rounds :)

    anyone else into the bigbores? anything a rookie revolver shooter should know before jumping into it?
     
  2. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

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    I'm right there with you. I lust after that .454 Casull snubnose that Ruger makes. :drool:
     

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    den308 NOT A COOK

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    I am partial to the .454, pet load: 36gr. H110 under a 260gr. Speer JHP.
     
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    I got the .460 for the same reasons you stated. Use both hands if you have a bad shoulder, .460 and .454 push you back a little with heavy loads.
     
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    i have shot a couple rounds from a 500 with a 4 or 5" barrel at the range i safety at. it was pretty stout but not bad. the only other revolver ive shot with any regularity was maybe 100 rounds through my dads GP100.

    i have also been debaing getting a Smith 625 just to have ammo commonality with my 1911, maybe a 45acp/LC convertible for the same reason, but i think id really like to go with a true powerhouse.
     
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    I have a 454 Casull in a SuperRedhawk...
    I love it, but I would not have considered it if I wasnt a handloader.

    If I had the money though, I wouldve went the the 460 because of the option of shooting the 454 and 45LC as well
     
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    I feel that with a good load and good shot placement the .44 is more than adequate for anything in North America.

    The .454 is definitely more powerful and the .460 is a beast. In my opinion the bigger cartridges don't see much practice. You can have the biggest most powerful gun in the world and it won't do you any good if it's uncomfortable to practice with. I'm not saying the big boys don't have a place. I am just saying that you need to look at your situation realistically and decide if you are willing to put the effort and time into proficiency. If you practice a thousand rounds with .45LC cowboy loads and then load some heavy .460 rounds for hunting I hope your first shot is on because the next one is gonna be a flinch.
     
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    I went with a .460 in the 5" model. It's quite an aweomse gun, and shooting Buffalo Bore ammo will allow you to appreciate the pure power you are holding!!

    Shooting .45LongColt out of it feels like a .22lr.

    Plus chics dig it! ;)

    -Emt1581
     
  9. M1A Shooter

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    saw something on a 250 yard buffalo hunt with a 460xvr in a magazine. thats what sparked an interest
     
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    This one? ;)

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    That's just insane!! I'd PAY to see someone shoot that...and I'd pay more to see them do it one handed!!

    -Emt1581
     
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    I've shot it one handed. :tongueout:




    ...I don't make a regular practice out of it though. ;)



    I actually haven't shot any 454 ammo in quite a while. I use the Alaskan for HD loaded with 45 Colt Blazers.
     
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    that snubby is insane! got an ankle holster for it or pocket carry?
     
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    So you have a few dozen 1911's and you use a wheelgun for HD? :shocked:
    Somewhere there's a 1911 die-hard plotting your demise!

    -Emt1581
     
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    Unless you weigh 500lbs. and have cankels you aren't ankle carrying that thing!

    -Emt1581
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I got the 500; right after the gun was introduced, and I love it. Unfortunately, I made the purchase before the 460 came out, but chances are, the gun needs a friend in the cabinet and I will get that one at some point. Every time I use it at the indoor gun range, everyone just gawks and gasps, I just enjoy immensely. The gun does have a kick, but at 6'5" and about 250 lbs, it doesn't bother me too much. The gun really "booms" indoors. I would really like to see the customers on the sales floor when this thing goes off. I bought it originally for self defense, at home, but after shooting it, well using it in a home in a defensive mode, would create a huge mess if I actually hit someone, and pose a bigger threat to all of my neighbors. I will most likely use it for deer hunting in the future, as more and more of Wisconsin's communities are moving out into the countryside, I anticipate limiting the use of rifles for hunting in lieu of handguns and shotguns. But in the mean time, it is great to have, and do some expensive plinking.
     
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    Some of yall that use these big boys for home defense...not to hi-jack, but I have to ask why??

    Follow-ups are a joke, the fireball and boom these things make will almost certainly deafen and (temporarily) blind you. Plus reloading is pretty slow. So when you say HD...do you mean against Rhino's on crack or are you seriously using these for two-legged invaders?

    Sorry for the side-track!

    -Emt1581