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  • hammer502
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    would an ar15 pistol count(i know small caliber,but still?) i have been kicking around building one in 50 beowulf(but don't have the equiptment to shorten the alexander arms barrel,10.5 is the shortest they manufacture).have been told it will kick like hell,but it would be neat!

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  • hellbilly
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    I have a ruger super redhawk in 480 with a 7.5" barrel I use for bear hunting.I like it better than my 44mag,more control.The 480 pushs back more than the sharp barrel flip of a 44mag.I shoot hornady 375g jacketed HPs

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  • StrayDog
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    Originally posted by monet861 View Post
    I have 2 Lew Horton S & W revolvers. One is a 629(.44 mag) stainless with a 4" barrel that shots about an 8 foot flame with each shot and the other is a 686 (.357 mag.)with the 2 1/2 " barrel. They are both fun to shoot, but if the target is more than 5 feet away, you may not hit it. My dad refers to them as belly guns.
    With all due respect my friend ........& please dont take this personal......either theres something wrong with those weapons that they BOTH cant hit a target 5' out (I assume your exaggerating a touch) either that or your firin with your eyes closed.

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  • monet861
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    I have 2 Lew Horton S & W revolvers. One is a 629(.44 mag) stainless with a 4" barrel that shots about an 8 foot flame with each shot and the other is a 686 (.357 mag.)with the 2 1/2 " barrel. They are both fun to shoot, but if the target is more than 5 feet away, you may not hit it. My dad refers to them as belly guns.

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  • StrayDog
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    S&W Model 27-2 3 1/2" barrel. Nickle plated with target trigger and hammer. Had to laugh when an admirer described her as a 'fire belching weapon of the gods'.

    Edit to add..... .357 of course. Does anybody have a 27-2? I ask because I'd be interested to know what your preferred load is.
    Last edited by StrayDog; 07-15-2010, 10:54 AM.

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  • cwconnertx
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    Originally posted by Keitaboy View Post
    I have a Bond Arms 410/45LC. I like it. It stays in my entertainment center to clear a path to other firearms.
    I want one, with different barrels, I've really been thinking about one as a backup gun

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  • Keitaboy
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    I have a Bond Arms 410/45LC. I like it. It stays in my entertainment center to clear a path to other firearms.

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  • rsanders
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    I also have the Super Blackhawk 7.5 44 Mag. in stainless or nickle or what ever they are referring to it as these days. I don't take it out much mainly stays in the safe . It's kinda pricey to shoot these days.

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  • dwp556mm
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    I had a Judge and traded it off. Didnt like it too much.
    Last edited by dwp556mm; 06-21-2010, 11:45 AM. Reason: Mispelled traded

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  • Omegaman
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    I have a Ruger super blackhawk hunter 7.5" 44 mag. For hunting in the brush and swamps were I hunt it is fast and lite. It has had a trigger job, new hammer and trigger and night sights with custom grips no scope. I know my comfort level for hunting with this gun is between 50-60 yards. When I bought it I was torn between the super redhawk and the super blackhawk but the super blackhawk will handle hotter hand loads ( that I will most likely never shoot). I went with it because I liked the clean single action lines it has. As for hand connons I have fired 3 different S&W 500's 4", 8", 10.5" and none of them was fun.

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  • beebopcop
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    I have the Ruger Redhawk in 44 mag. with a 3 inch barrell. It's the first .44 I've ever had that I preferred over the Smith 629. The trigger pull is awesome, crisp and light (about 8 lbs) for that size revolver. I've not shot anything bigger than a 44 and I don't think that I want to. I'm amazed at how the Ruger products are built. I think that I could take that Redhawk and beat apart a Abrams tank with it. Have fun in Alaska.

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  • Red
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    I have a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. I call it the Little Monster. It's a .454 Casull with a 2 1/2 inch barrell that kicks like a Government Mule! My buddy and I went to the range right after I picked it up with a box of Buffalo Bore 325 grains! I loaded it and hefted it... and set it down and shook my head... my buddy looks at me and asks "Ever have a gun you were afraid to shoot?" Answer: Not until today!... So I picked it up lined it up and fired it up... Buddy laughed and laughed.... When i asked him what the hell was so funny.... Answer: Dude your arm looked like a five year old girl's with a .44 magnum in it!... I just held the Little Moster out and said Your Turn!... Apparently I was able to hold the look of pain in somehow because he took it ... fired it... and set it down to hold his shoulder.... he said it felt like a Mule Kicked him in the shoulder... that's when I fessed up and said "I think it broke a bone in my hand!"

    We finished the few boxes we bought though. I got the gun for when my buddy and I go to Alaska fishing next year. I've got a bad knee (really bad) and can't run very well so I figure if it comes down to a bear wanting what I have... I will give it up... unless it wants me... then I will go home with a bear rug!

    As far as shooting goes, it is pretty accurate out to 25-30 yards and is much easier to handle with .45 LC for practice. The full loads really do a number on active targets (watermelon, water jugs, full soda cans, unopened tomato sauce etc). The trigger is a bit heavy, but I'm good with it being that way.

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  • monet861
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    I love my .45/70's and had looked at a .45/70 5 shot revolver. I would definitly think of that as a hand cannon. The thing was freakin huge, and the ultimate in home defence.

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  • prkchp76
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    agree all the way i did not purchase this little beast as a every day shooter i bought it for a oh know last chance or it's my a$$ weapon i test fired it it works now i hope i neve have to use it

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  • beebopcop
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    I tried the Taurus Judge. I bought it for my wife. The 410 recoil was brutal. Too much for me let alone my wife. I sold it immediately. I believe the darringer will be difficult to hold on to when fired. I too am a 629 fan or 29 for that matter. I have had several encluding the hunter version that I have now. I also like the Ruger Redhawk in 4 inch. Amazing trigger pull for such a big gun. It's built in such a way that I think that you could beat a tank apart with it.
    BBC

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