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#173305 - 09/24/16 09:04 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: junebug]
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
[quote=Snyd]Well, since I live and hunt in Alaska and had a Gallagher 500L built and just got my first handgun kill with it, this is my favorite!

Its amazing how much better they feel after you have cleanly taken game with them.Your confidance level goes up and they take on a whole different feel.Its like now, they are a part of you and belong in the woods.


This is so true!
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#173311 - 09/24/16 12:46 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: junebug]
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
Its amazing how much better they feel after you have cleanly taken game with them.Your confidance level goes up and they take on a whole different feel.Its like now, they are a part of you and belong in the woods.


Man isn't that the truth!!! I've sold a few of mine over the last couple years, and it was like selling part of my soul! The ones I haven't taken any game with were a lot easier to let go of!

Funny how that works.
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#173313 - 09/24/16 02:12 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: junebug]
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
[quote=Snyd]Well, since I live and hunt in Alaska and had a Gallagher 500L built and just got my first handgun kill with it, this is my favorite!

Its amazing how much better they feel after you have cleanly taken game with them.Your confidance level goes up and they take on a whole different feel.Its like now, they are a part of you and belong in the woods.


I hear ya. Also over the last couple months I'd been doing a LOT of shooting, mostly offhand at 50+ yds with full house hunting loads. It really pays to cast and load your own. I had a lot of confidence in the myself/gun/load combo. It was an easy no brainer/reflex to draw, aim and shoot with unsupported offhand at 43 yds. Yup, this ones a keeper! Some of you guys have multiple keepers. I may just have to liquidate a few and invest in a Linebaugh 45 Colt.

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#173315 - 09/24/16 05:43 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Snyd]
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 Originally Posted By: Snyd
[quote=junebug][quote=Snyd I may just have to liquidate a few and invest in a Linebaugh 45 Colt.


Snyd, that is a good investment.....
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#173320 - 09/24/16 08:07 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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There is not much you can`t do with a pair of handguns chambered in 45 Colt or 475 as the pair pictured above. However, no matter what caliber hunting handgun you own it all comes down to where you place that first shot as Snyd so nicely did with his moose. He prepared himself and finished his moose hunt in grand style... There`s a lot to be learned from his actions...
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#173326 - 09/24/16 09:00 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I've got to go with my SRH in .454 Casull. This one will likely hold my #1 spot until I get a .475 of some sorts. then it'll be a labor of love trying to figure out which one.

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#173329 - 09/24/16 09:22 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Handgunner400]
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I too am a fan of the .45 Colt.....

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#173414 - 09/26/16 11:16 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Whitworth]
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Ill definitely take my fa454 7.5" for one gun. I liked my 475 but entirely too limited on bullet selection. A 500jrh has much better bullet selection as well if ya want bigger. I dont need bigger and theres not anything south of an elephant i wont use my pet load with the 325gr swift a frame and numerous monometal solids available.

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#173441 - 09/27/16 09:37 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Ill definitely take my fa454 7.5" for one gun. I liked my 475 but entirely too limited on bullet selection. A 500jrh has much better bullet selection as well if ya want bigger. I dont need bigger and theres not anything south of an elephant i wont use my pet load with the 325gr swift a frame and numerous monometal solids available.


Me and tradmark think alike.
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My 6" Freedom Arms 454 loaded with 325 grain A-Frames is a match made in heaven.


I've used the .454 cartridge to take animals ranging in size from whitetails to water buffalo, at ranges up to 149 yards and I have been completely satisfied. It's a very versatile cartridge.

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#173533 - 09/30/16 07:49 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Darrell H]
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There are a lot of nice looking rigs on this thread, and even more seasoned biggame handgunners!

a lot of great insight and experience here that is great to pay attention to!

I have not hunted or killed anything larger than whitetail/ Mule deer and black bear, but I recently moved to NW Washington State and hope to try out my 7 1/2" FA 454 Casull on the largest bodied sub-species of elk come November
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. I am working on a 300gr Nosler Partition load that I hope will work nicely!



From what I have read, a BIG Roosevelt bull can reach 1000 pounds on the hoof!


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