Thinking Big Bore fun........ [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : Thinking Big Bore fun........


JDSTG58
01-12-2013, 19:40
Ok so I'm looking for some big bore goodness. I already have a Ruger Redhawk .44, and. Blackhawk .44. I've been looking at the S&W .460.... I like that it takes .460, 454, and.45 colt. The problem is it limits me to just a S&W. Now I've started looking at 454s. What was your first choice for BigBore fun? What's out there in double action.

bac1023
01-12-2013, 20:01
How much do you want to spend?

ctfireman
01-12-2013, 20:10
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g77/mmsi1002/001-29.jpg

Tony Rumore
01-12-2013, 20:37
I would get something that not everyone on the internet already has.

Like a .414 SuperMag, .475 Linebaugh....something along those lines.

JDSTG58
01-12-2013, 21:39
How much do you want to spend?

I haven't decided that yet. I usual find what I want first then save accordingly. I'm thinking around 1k.


I would like something that is a real thumper, but that I could also shoot soft loads through to. That's why I liked the .460.

It would be great if I could get a matching lever gun.

Fox
01-12-2013, 23:08
Consider single action, Freedom Arms .454 Casull premier grade model 83

Tony Rumore
01-12-2013, 23:18
I had a Freedom Arms .454 Casull back in the early 90's. I fed it a steady diet of full-tilt handloads and factory 50 round boxes of SSK ammo (which it was made for) and it broke three times. After the third trip back to the factory for repair, I gave up on it and sold it. If you are shooting today's watered down factory stuff, it would probably be fine.

Tony

G29SFWTF
01-13-2013, 04:12
This is not a handgun but I got a Handi-Rifle in .500s&w magnum a couple of months back and it's a hoot. Break action, single shot. Kicks hard but still pretty accurate. Not too expensive either. Can't say the same for the ammo but Underwood has some decent pricing.

Comes with hi-viz fiber optic sights. Fun to watch what happens to a pile of clay pigeons at 25 yards. The mark on my shoulder is just about healed so I guess it's time to take it out again.

railfancwb
01-13-2013, 06:21
There have been single action revolvers in 45-70...maybe by Freedom Arms. Then of course the Contender single shot in about any caliber you desire.


Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire (http://www.outdoorhub.com/mobile/)

DonD
01-13-2013, 08:42
The mark on my shoulder is just about healed so I guess it's time to take it out again.

Put a good recoil pad on it and/or use a Past recoil shield. Who likes to have "marks" after shooting? Don

pennlineman
01-13-2013, 08:50
I got the S&W 500. I figured if I was going big I was going all the way. A very fun gun to shot, especially with reactive targets such as honeydew melons. The muzzle brake does a good job.

More recently I bought a Ruger Alaskan and Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull. The fun factor is there with these guns too. Especially the Alaskan. Truthfully I'm liking the Rugers more than the S&W.

Reloading is a big plus if you intend on shooting these guns on a regular basis.

VinnieG
01-13-2013, 08:55
Magnum research has their BFR (big frame revolver). I have one in 460 and it shoots great. 460s group better than 454s and 45c groups pretty good. This is a large stainless 5 shot single action revolver. You can get it in a lot of different cals to up to 450 marlin.
My dad has the S&W 460 xvr, it will group a lil better than mine but both shoot very good

BFN
01-13-2013, 09:52
Really big bore, I stick to rifles. A Marlin 45-70 is loads of fun.

SDGlock23
01-13-2013, 10:03
You can go big bore without spending loads of cash. I have Ruger SRH 454 that is nice. If you're willing to just go .45 Colt only, which is plenty powerful for North American game (and more), then you might be able to locate a 4" Ruger Redhawk, they're nice, but hard to come by...and for the price you're probably going to pay, you'd be just as good off buying a 454 SRH.

If you're willing to go single action, the Ruger Blackhawk/Bisley is a great choice, and won't break the bank. I just bought one of the 5.5" stainless Bisley's that comes with an extra .45 ACP cylinder for a very reasonable price.

JimM_PA
01-13-2013, 10:15
Magnum research has their BFR (big frame revolver). I have one in 460 and it shoots great. 460s group better than 454s and 45c groups pretty good. This is a large stainless 5 shot single action revolver. You can get it in a lot of different cals to up to 450 marlin.
My dad has the S&W 460 xvr, it will group a lil better than mine but both shoot very good
I got the chance recently to shoot my buddy's BFR in 45-70. I was pleasantly surprised by its accuracy and manageable recoil with factory loads.

JDSTG58
01-14-2013, 19:16
You can go big bore without spending loads of cash. I have Ruger SRH 454 that is nice. If you're willing to just go .45 Colt only, which is plenty powerful for North American game (and more), then you might be able to locate a 4" Ruger Redhawk, they're nice, but hard to come by...and for the price you're probably going to pay, you'd be just as good off buying a 454 SRH.

If you're willing to go single action, the Ruger Blackhawk/Bisley is a great choice, and won't break the bank. I just bought one of the 5.5" stainless Bisley's that comes with an extra .45 ACP cylinder for a very reasonable price.


I know I will get a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt with the acp extra cylinder.

But for now the question is S&W.460 or a Ruger Alaskan in .454? Is there another good double action choice? Thanks

Victoriagotagun
01-14-2013, 19:32
I had a Freedom Arms .454 Casull back in the early 90's. I fed it a steady diet of full-tilt handloads and factory 50 round boxes of SSK ammo (which it was made for) and it broke three times. After the third trip back to the factory for repair, I gave up on it and sold it. If you are shooting today's watered down factory stuff, it would probably be fine.

Tony

What broke? :wow:

glock2740
01-14-2013, 19:52
I love my .460 S&W. I like the fact that it can shoot .454 and .45 LC, but don't take advantage of it as much as I did when it was new. I also have a Redhawk in .44 Mag, so between it and the .460, I don't see the need to shoot .454 as much anymore. I bought the 5" model, which alot easier to carry on the hip, while still maintaning all the ability to take advantage of the .460 round. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Revolvers/laptoppics050.jpg

Spartanlaw1
01-14-2013, 20:42
Why no Love for the 500 Mag ? I have a 7 1/2 in. Performance Center, and it makes me smile like a goon every time it comes out of the safe. Truly AWESOME power.

JDSTG58
01-14-2013, 20:44
I love my .460 S&W. I like the fact that it can shoot .454 and .45 LC, but don't take advantage of it as much as I did when it was new. I also have a Redhawk in .44 Mag, so between it and the .460, I don't see the need to shoot .454 as much anymore. I bought the 5" model, which alot easier to carry on the hip, while still maintaning all the ability to take advantage of the .460 round. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Revolvers/laptoppics050.jpg

Nice...... I want to keep to a 4-6"

glock2740
01-14-2013, 20:48
Why no Love for the 500 Mag ? I have a 7 1/2 in. Performance Center, and it makes me smile like a goon every time it comes out of the safe. Truly AWESOME power.
Then post some pics man. :cool: The .500S&W is a great gun for sure. And welcome to GT. :wavey:

JDSTG58
01-14-2013, 20:49
I lost the link but I saw a video for a .50 Alaskan revolver. All I can say is holy crap...... But I think I want to stick to .460 or .454. Anyone here ever shoot a .50 Alaskan?

Tony Rumore
01-14-2013, 23:09
What broke? :wow:

The screw that holds the ejector rod housing broke in half once, and then the same screw tore the threads out of the barrel the second time it let go. The third failure was a hammer spring. This all happened in about 500 shots of heavy recoiling ammo.

The guys that tell you they enjoy shooting their 500 Smiths only enjoy it because they are shooting weak ammo. If you try something like a 625gr bullet in front of 30 grains of H110, that enjoyment will go away before you get through one cylinder full.

625gr 500 SW bullet next to a 300gr .454 Casull bullet.


http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/500SW625.jpg

Annhl8rX
01-15-2013, 00:29
I'd really like a .460, but only if I could get a lever gun in the same caliber to go with it.

smokeross
01-15-2013, 00:36
A local guy has a custom Ruger #1 for sale here in .500 Nitro.

snowG29
01-15-2013, 00:45
I would like something that is a real thumper, but that I could also shoot soft loads through to. That's why I liked the .460.


Don't believe the hype on the 500 being unpleasant. The 500 is very versatile... I load a Barnes 275gr and Hornady 300/350/500gr XTP/FTXs.

Usually charged to the upper limits... always a great time at the range.

Pictured is a 300gr FTX towering above the meager 10mm & 9x25.

http://i47.tinypic.com/14t7ic4.jpg

JDSTG58
01-20-2013, 23:13
I've seen some nice Ruger Alaskan .454s. That might just be small enough to carry from time to time.

SDGlock23
01-21-2013, 10:04
I did hear Ruger was reintroducing the .480 Ruger in the Super Redhawk, Alaskan version too. My two biggest, a SRH 454 and a .45 Colt Bisley Blackhawk. Not .500 S&W big, but overkill for anything in KY.

http://imageshack.us/a/img802/1595/rugers11913.jpg

JDSTG58
01-22-2013, 20:06
I was reading about a Ruger Redhawk 454 that some one had modified to accept .45 acp on moon clips. It said they could use .454, .45 Colt, and .45acp. Anyone here have experience with this type of modification? This sounds like a nice option for light loads.

DRJ1911
01-22-2013, 20:36
I have both, I have a 10 1/2" S&W 460 and a Ruger Alaskan 454. The Alaskan gets more use but they are both great guns. My alaskan is my woods gun and my S&W will be my hunting gun.

Doyle