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DonD
01-22-2012, 12:31
I had the opportunity to attend this month's SHOT Show, the second year in a row I've gone. Lots of fun, huge numbers of guns and accessories and several well known names in the firearms world and a couple Medal of Honor awardees.

Handled a Freedom Arms SA in .475 Linebaugh. I have 4 revolvers, Ruger SP101, GP100 and two S&W Model 500, .500 Mags, one a Performance Center gun.

Well...the fit and finish of the Freedom gun lived up to all the hype I've heard about it. My GP has zero end shake, both Model 500s have almost zero but none of them had the combination of zero end shake and zero rotational movement when the cylinder is locked up for shooting. None of my revolvers have any accuracy issues, the .500s are exceptionally accurate.

Still, if you're in the market for a real piece of craftsmanship, the Freedom guns are outstanding. I'd think that the SA in a full .475 Linebaugh though would be far less pleasant recoil wise than my Model 500s. Don :supergrin:

bac1023
01-22-2012, 12:50
They are no doubt the best production built SA revolvers in the world.

Here's my Model 97 Premier Grade. :cool:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1982.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1989.jpg

AK_Stick
01-22-2012, 13:35
They're beautiful guns. I looked hard at getting one when I came home from Iraq as my hunting pistol.


Decided on a Ruger SA instead, because it was 80% of the pistol, at less than 40% of the price, and I just couldn't justify the extra money for a pistol that realistically would spend most of its time hanging off the post of the bed in my tent.

bac1023
01-22-2012, 14:33
Decided on a Ruger SA instead, because it was 80% of the pistol, at less than 40% of the price, and I just couldn't justify the extra money for a pistol that realistically would spend most of its time hanging off the post of the bed in my tent.

I have a couple Blackhawks.

I think its hard to quantify it by percentages, but the Freedom Arms is far and away a better built gun. I think they're worth the dollars.

Jbar4Ranch
01-22-2012, 14:35
Small mulie buck about 400 yards from my house five years ago - one shot to the head at a lased 145 yards with a M555 .50AE Field Grade topped with a 2x Leupold. I've since also had a .500 Wyoming Express convertible cylinder fitted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/jbar4ranch/MulieBuck10-28-06002.jpg

bac1023
01-22-2012, 14:42
Small mulie buck about 400 yards from my house five years ago - one shot to the head at a lased 145 yards with a M555 .50AE Field Grade topped with a 2x Leupold. I've since also had a .500 Wyoming Express convertible cylinder fitted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/jbar4ranch/MulieBuck10-28-06002.jpg

I thought about getting a Model 83 in 50 Wyoming Express.

AK_Stick
01-22-2012, 15:08
I have a couple Blackhawks.

I think its hard to quantify it by percentages, but the Freedom Arms is far and away a better built gun. I think they're worth the dollars.


Oh I agree they're better built and worth money they cost. It just wasn't what I needed. Still want one.

Handling one to me makes me think of a precision tool like a caliper, everything fits perfectly, no play or slop. Like a work of art

DonD
01-22-2012, 16:09
Handling one to me makes me think of a precision tool like a caliper, everything fits perfectly, no play or slop. Like a work of art

That's the impression I got at the SHOT Show. Don

kenjoe45
03-01-2012, 20:39
Just purchased it last night on an auction site. Freedom Arms 83 field grade. Owner states it has been fired very little if at all. Price was $1170.