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#204924 - 01/08/20 09:14 PM 500 JRH owners
Mr. Bisley
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How many of you have been bitten by the 500 JRH bug?

I?ve yet to shoot mine. Been focusing on my 475 Linebaugh all fall to take my first big game animal with a revolver.

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#204926 - 01/08/20 10:28 PM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: Mr. Bisley]
45MAN
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AFTER THE DEER SEASON I AM PLANNING TO REPORT ON A BOVINE KILL WITH A BRR 8 INCH BISLEY IN 500JRH, AND THINKING OF TAKING IT ON A POSSIBLE ALASKAN BLACK BEAR HUNT IN MAY/JUNE. HAVE A JRH BUILT 500JRH ON A RUGER BISLEY BUT HAVE ONLY GIVEN IT RANGE TIME AND NO FIELD CARRY/WORK YET.
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#204943 - 01/09/20 11:02 AM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: 45MAN]
adbhowler
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I have a BFR in 500 JRH and love it. Got a buffalo hunt in the planning stages for this year that I hope to use it on. I have been doing work ups and finally have it the way I want it. Have a Ultradot sitting on top that is working great and am shooting groups that I never thought I could out of a revolver at both 50 and 100 yards.
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#204944 - 01/09/20 11:14 AM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: adbhowler]
Whitworth
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I think I've had at least on in one form or another for about 10 years. It's a GREAT cartridge and I believe the best .50 caliber cartridge that fits in a "normally" sized revolver. I currently have two 5 1/2-inch BFRs in .500 JRH. I have killed a number of whitetail, hogs, water buffalo, Cape buffalo with one and it hits hard.
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#204957 - 01/09/20 07:10 PM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: Whitworth]
45BBH
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Yes, I almost bought one but for me, until brass becomes available and affordable, I'll pass. I think brass availability hurts it more than anything else, but otherwise, it's a great cartridge.

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#204958 - 01/09/20 08:31 PM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: 45BBH]
magman
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Just cut down 500 S&W brass.
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#204959 - 01/09/20 09:19 PM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: magman]
Giblett
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Wondering about recoil on the 900 fps factory load? My 460 ain't bad but those BFR'S are a lot lighter.I've shot 500 Smith & Wesson some and that's about all I wanted in recoil.

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#204965 - 01/10/20 08:59 AM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: Giblett]
adbhowler
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I have loaded up TrailBoss loads that run around 900fps and they are very manageable out of my BFR. Significantly less recoil than the full house loads with H110. Plus, I have found them to be pretty accurate as well. Just my 2 cents.
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#204968 - 01/10/20 09:48 AM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: Giblett]
Whitworth
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 Originally Posted By: Giblett
Wondering about recoil on the 900 fps factory load? My 460 ain't bad but those BFR'S are a lot lighter.I've shot 500 Smith & Wesson some and that's about all I wanted in recoil.


They don't kick hard at all and the Bisley grip does a good job at recoil mitigation.
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#204969 - 01/10/20 09:48 AM Re: 500 JRH owners [Re: magman]
Whitworth
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 Originally Posted By: magman
Just cut down 500 S&W brass.


Exactly.
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