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#197628 - 02/06/19 12:48 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 *** [Re: Whitworth]
Paul_H
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It's funny how you can read all these statements about what won't work on the internet, you try it and find that often what won't work, works great.

I'd read WFN's can't shoot accurately below 1200 fps, and I'm sure the internet would say a .480 can't stabalize a 460 gr bullet. Yet in my 480 SRH I was getting 1" groups at 50 yds with a 460 gr WFN crossing the chrono at 1050 fps. I sent some of them to a fellow 480 shooter who loaded them up to 1100 fps in his 480 and took them to the linebaugh seminar in ~2004. In the penetration tests he got 38" penetration in wet newsprint (bullet on the left) and 12" of newsprint and 2+" of bone (bullet on the right)



He did say when he tested at extended ranges they started to fly wild at about 175 yds. Still, not bad for something the experts say won't work. Bullets were cast from straight ww's and dropped from the mold into a 5 gal bucket full of water to quench.

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#197861 - 02/27/19 10:24 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Paul_H]
Leftysixgun
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Hello, Im Steve and Im new to site. I live in north Alabama. Ive been shooting for 30yrs and reloading for 20-25yrs now. I have a serious interest in revolvers, mostly single actions but I do enjoy some DAs. Ive been handgun hunting off and on for a few years. This year I set a personal goal as to take a coyote with my SA revolvers. That has already been met by 2 coyotes since the start of the year. The first was 45yds with a 5 1/2? 44spl Ruger Flat Top and the 2nd was 49yds with a 45 colt Bisley Hunter.

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#197864 - 02/28/19 03:57 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Leftysixgun]
REDHAWK1954
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Welcome Steve. I grew up in Alabama but have lived in North Carolina for 31 years. I lived in Sardus and worked in Albertville. Where are you from?
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#197868 - 02/28/19 06:48 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: REDHAWK1954]
Leftysixgun
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I spent part of my childhood in south Florida and the brother and I moved to north Alabama in 1988. He left after college and I stuck around. Honestly, I cant really say where Im from.....lol
I am an Ohio transplant originally but I have no memory of ever living there. Dad was in the Airforce so we moved a little, but not like the typical military family.

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#197872 - 02/28/19 11:30 AM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Leftysixgun]
REDHAWK1954
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That being said Alabama is a good place to call home.
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#197891 - 03/02/19 03:06 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
NYhandgunner
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Hi, my name is Rob, born, raised, live and work in New York. I started handgun hunting in the mid 90's with 629, then John Linebaugh built a 45 for me and then a FA 454 topped with a 2x Leupold. Most recently I've been carrying a Glock 20, 10mm with a RMR on top. I did use a T/C Contender for a bit but liked big bore single too much. Elmer Keiths writings really hit home with me. I started handloading then because couldn't buy any warm 45 loads and 454's were very expensive and only available from FA.
Most of my hunting is upstate NY consisting of whitetails and bear, but I have made it to Alaska for Caribou and I'd like to plan a cougar hunt in the not too distant future. I belonged to HHI and couldn't wait to read the next issue of The Sixgunner with great stuff from Dr. Larry Rogers "The Hitman", John Taffin and everyone's experiences. I haven't done much handgun hunting in the past 10 years or so, life got in the way. Now I got bit by the bug again, badly. So much so I just ordered a BFR in 500 Linebaugh to get back on track. So, if anyone has any good loads they'd like to share...I'd really be interested. Thanks and glad to be here!

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#197895 - 03/02/19 04:44 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Paul_H]
MrMcPorkchop
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 Originally Posted By: Paul_H
...It's funny how you can read all these statements about what won't work on the internet, you try it and find that often what won't work, works great.

I'd read WFN's can't shoot accurately below 1200 fps, and I'm sure the internet would say a .480 can't stabalize a 460 gr bullet. Yet in my 480 SRH I was getting 1" groups at 50 yds with a 460 gr WFN crossing the chrono at 1050 fps. I sent some of them to a fellow 480 shooter who loaded them up to 1100 fps in his 480 and took them to the linebaugh seminar in ~2004. In the penetration tests he got 38" penetration in wet newsprint (bullet on the left) and 12" of newsprint and 2+" of bone (bullet on the right)...



I cast some 325 WFN quenched in a bucket of water and use them in my 45 LC Blackhawk, they are only 1150 fps, and they will shoot ragged groups at 25 yards when I do my part. They go through pig shoulders like hot butter.


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#198000 - 03/08/19 02:28 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: Gary]
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I made my first post in the forum "To all Lurkers". Just checking in, my name is Benajah and I from Maine. Love hunting with my handguns, not as good as most of you but I do what I can. I'm a reloader, Army Infantryman vet, love the outdoors. Avid bass fisherman. I hunt with a Ruger 22/45, Ruger single ten and T/C contender .410 14" pistol for small game. For big game I use a S&W M29-3 8 3/8" and a smith 629 5". That's just about it, hello and hopefully I'll be posting some new successful hunts.

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#198110 - 03/17/19 12:42 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: MaineDude]
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I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY POSTS LATELY FROM RETIRED SHERIFF RUSSELL COTTLE. IS HE OK?
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#198140 - 03/19/19 12:24 PM Re: Roll Call Round 2 [Re: 45MAN]
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Rey He was on SAs forum about 2 hours ago.

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