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#173074 - 09/19/16 09:51 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Raptortrapper]
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Six shot hit it on the head when he said [Use the biggest gun you can shoot accurately] Not everyone has the hands to shoot the biggest calibers like the 500 Max or the .475 with heavy loads [wish I did] .My .45 colt and .480 are enough. I just have to work close and put a good bullet or two where they need to go.
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#173075 - 09/19/16 09:54 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Raptortrapper]
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I been doing some work and load development with my 444 Marlin in a BFR with a 10" BBL. I am rather impressed with the 300 grain GC RF from a Lee mould.nover 1600 FPS. Recoil is mangable and accuracy is excellent. gun is a little ungainly but is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
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#173078 - 09/19/16 01:04 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Ramjet-SS]
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Last year when Kraig P. was here for a visit from Georgia I shot a cylinder full of his factory Buffalo Bore (I think) 440 gr. slugs & it was a fantastic gun in every way...except recoil, it was not full at all. It took all the concentration I had to shoot it & it was very accurate.
You guys that can shoot them must have steel wool for pubic hair because that thing will really test you, I tip my hat to all of you that can shoot them enough to be good with them. I'm too old to call that fun, just me.

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#173079 - 09/19/16 04:42 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: junebug]
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 Originally Posted By: junebug
.My .45 colt and .480 are enough. I just have to work close and put a good bullet or two where they need to go.


The only area where the 475 has it over the 480 is shooting heavy bullets at high velocity because of case capacity. However, there is nothing on this continent and most of Africa that the 480 can`t handle. The correct bullet for the game being hunted and shot placement are what counts....JB, I`ed hunt Africa with you and your 480 anytime....
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#173080 - 09/19/16 05:05 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I love the 480 and my new 475 linebaugh. My son took a decent Bison when he was 12 with the 480. Over the next few years my plans are to take a nice moose, Blackbeard and bison with my new JRH custom 475 linebaugh.
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#173081 - 09/19/16 06:15 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: cfish2]
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I am unlikely to ever hunt outside CONUS and therefore, any dream hunt with a handgun would be well taken care of by one of my .454 Casull revolvers and most preferably...........



Running 350gr RFN-GC at 1,650 fps should work for large game in North America.
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#173085 - 09/19/16 09:49 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Zee]
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as a lerker - before I lerk off my fav... big frame is a custom conversion 5.5 Redhawk
.410 GNR-- normally my 255 WLNGC usually at 1480-1500
there is more but that is plenty for West Tenn deer
BTW as you guys post the pic of your handguns-
I will normally save the pictures-you guys have some really nice stuff

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#173104 - 09/20/16 02:26 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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To date the largest big game I have killed with a revolver is four bull elk: two with my .454 Casull and two with my .475 L. Either will suffice; however my favorite is the bigger caliber.

This bull I wanted to drop on the spot with no chance to run off so I put the .475 bullet through the center of his shoulder and it worked fine. I vote for my .475 Linebaugh. Although I am sure the .454 would have done just as well.
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#173203 - 09/21/16 06:58 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Gregg Richter]
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My two .475 Linebaughs...... Both handguns are accurate and the Freedom Arm`s is capable of 100 yard clover leaf groups with cast or jacketed bullets......
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#173204 - 09/21/16 07:04 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Raptortrapper]
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I love my SRH .480. Superbly accurate and chronied right beside the mighty .475 with a 5.5" barrel the .480 is neck and neck with it. Since this pic I changed the scope to a 2.5x8. I smacked a nice buck with it at 115 yards.
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