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Thinking Big Bore fun........

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by JDSTG58, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. JDSTG58

    JDSTG58

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    Ok so I'm looking for some big bore goodness. I already have a Ruger Redhawk .44, and. Blackhawk .44. I've been looking at the S&W .460.... I like that it takes .460, 454, and.45 colt. The problem is it limits me to just a S&W. Now I've started looking at 454s. What was your first choice for BigBore fun? What's out there in double action.
     
  2. bac1023

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    How much do you want to spend?
     

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  4. Tony Rumore

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    I would get something that not everyone on the internet already has.

    Like a .414 SuperMag, .475 Linebaugh....something along those lines.
     
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  5. JDSTG58

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    I haven't decided that yet. I usual find what I want first then save accordingly. I'm thinking around 1k.


    I would like something that is a real thumper, but that I could also shoot soft loads through to. That's why I liked the .460.

    It would be great if I could get a matching lever gun.
     
  6. Fox

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    Consider single action, Freedom Arms .454 Casull premier grade model 83
     
  7. Tony Rumore

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    I had a Freedom Arms .454 Casull back in the early 90's. I fed it a steady diet of full-tilt handloads and factory 50 round boxes of SSK ammo (which it was made for) and it broke three times. After the third trip back to the factory for repair, I gave up on it and sold it. If you are shooting today's watered down factory stuff, it would probably be fine.

    Tony
     
  8. G29SFWTF

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    This is not a handgun but I got a Handi-Rifle in .500s&w magnum a couple of months back and it's a hoot. Break action, single shot. Kicks hard but still pretty accurate. Not too expensive either. Can't say the same for the ammo but Underwood has some decent pricing.

    Comes with hi-viz fiber optic sights. Fun to watch what happens to a pile of clay pigeons at 25 yards. The mark on my shoulder is just about healed so I guess it's time to take it out again.
     
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    There have been single action revolvers in 45-70...maybe by Freedom Arms. Then of course the Contender single shot in about any caliber you desire.


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  10. DonD

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    Put a good recoil pad on it and/or use a Past recoil shield. Who likes to have "marks" after shooting? Don
     
  11. pennlineman

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    I got the S&W 500. I figured if I was going big I was going all the way. A very fun gun to shot, especially with reactive targets such as honeydew melons. The muzzle brake does a good job.

    More recently I bought a Ruger Alaskan and Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull. The fun factor is there with these guns too. Especially the Alaskan. Truthfully I'm liking the Rugers more than the S&W.

    Reloading is a big plus if you intend on shooting these guns on a regular basis.
     
  12. VinnieG

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    Magnum research has their BFR (big frame revolver). I have one in 460 and it shoots great. 460s group better than 454s and 45c groups pretty good. This is a large stainless 5 shot single action revolver. You can get it in a lot of different cals to up to 450 marlin.
    My dad has the S&W 460 xvr, it will group a lil better than mine but both shoot very good
     
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    Really big bore, I stick to rifles. A Marlin 45-70 is loads of fun.
     
  14. SDGlock23

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    You can go big bore without spending loads of cash. I have Ruger SRH 454 that is nice. If you're willing to just go .45 Colt only, which is plenty powerful for North American game (and more), then you might be able to locate a 4" Ruger Redhawk, they're nice, but hard to come by...and for the price you're probably going to pay, you'd be just as good off buying a 454 SRH.

    If you're willing to go single action, the Ruger Blackhawk/Bisley is a great choice, and won't break the bank. I just bought one of the 5.5" stainless Bisley's that comes with an extra .45 ACP cylinder for a very reasonable price.
     
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    I got the chance recently to shoot my buddy's BFR in 45-70. I was pleasantly surprised by its accuracy and manageable recoil with factory loads.
     
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    I know I will get a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt with the acp extra cylinder.

    But for now the question is S&W.460 or a Ruger Alaskan in .454? Is there another good double action choice? Thanks
     
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    What broke? :wow:
     
  18. glock2740

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    I love my .460 S&W. I like the fact that it can shoot .454 and .45 LC, but don't take advantage of it as much as I did when it was new. I also have a Redhawk in .44 Mag, so between it and the .460, I don't see the need to shoot .454 as much anymore. I bought the 5" model, which alot easier to carry on the hip, while still maintaning all the ability to take advantage of the .460 round. :cool:

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    Why no Love for the 500 Mag ? I have a 7 1/2 in. Performance Center, and it makes me smile like a goon every time it comes out of the safe. Truly AWESOME power.
     
  20. JDSTG58

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    Nice...... I want to keep to a 4-6"