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Thinking...........Ok guys! A S/A BFR is the one!...........Which caliber? I don`t want the 475 Linebaugh or the 50 AE........The 444 Marlin is only available in 10" ......According to Magnum Research, their 460 S&W will, like the Smith, shoot the 454 Casull and the 45 LC..........Let me see what the esteemed resident experts, fellow projectile slingers and my OT forum collegues think!!!................Dirty%20Harry 
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So you have ruled out the 458 Lott?Roll%20Eyes
 
At some point the gun can only burn so much powder.  Besides most states won't let you hunt with a flame thrower.
 
You need a good level of control with a handgun.  You want something that is easy to carry and points real, real fast.  It's power,(+) speed (+) and accuracy not just power alone. 
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My favorite --45/70..can use mild or up to Garrett and Buffalo bore stuff
 
 
2nd choice-  460 S&W ( use 454 and 45's for variety of power levels)
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2 votes for the 45-70 and 1 for the 454 so far??
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

So you have ruled out the 458 Lott?Roll%20Eyes
 
At some point the gun can only burn so much powder.  Besides most states won't let you hunt with a flame thrower.
 
You need a good level of control with a handgun.  You want something that is easy to carry and points real, real fast.  It's power,(+) speed (+) and accuracy not just power alone. 
.............Out here on the left coast, in the wonderful blue state of Caal-eee-fornia, hunting with the 45-70 is not a problem. Because I have played with one, believe it or not, that BFR 7.5" er is more of a quicker handling, better balancer and faster pointer than you may think!..................Wink
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

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.................You find one and I`ll take a look SEE!....A little too much I`d say, even for me!
 
How`s about you Pyro???...........Where`s that .375??? Any 375!! Those Minn. deer are really gettin thick skinned up there! In fact, they just may need the .378 Wby!!!......The 375 Ruger is too wimpy round for anything, so that`s definetly out! The 375 H&H is soooo much better, but you should really go for a .378 as your go to deer rifle!.....You`ll really impress your camp buds!!...............Your camp buddies!.Bow ..Bow..Bow..Bow
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i had thought about the .416 rigby or the .458 lott at one point in time, but then i thought to hell with the rigby, over $100 for 50 pieces of brass, and the lott is a powerhouse to much for me, im not so sure i could even handle a .375
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Agree with Martin for the reasons he stated
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Freedom Arms? Nope!............I prefer more power of the longer cylindered rounds that Freedom Arms, nor Ruger chamber! Furthermore, I cannot see or justify another additional $1000-$1500 in cost vs the BFR`s..........I have handled both, played with them, pointed them, dry fired them for trigger comparison, checked for grip comfort and there is no way that the added cost of a Freedom Arms is justified. Within a $100 to $300 of each other??....Then? Maybe so!....Sorry!..........The extra dimensions and weight (for a revolver that is), will not bother me.

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I voted .460 and did not comment. Now that I have looked into it, I see the .460 uses the long cylinder of the rifle rounds. I'll take the 45/70 in that case.
I have a 7 1/2" FA 83 Field Grade in .454 and love it. It is a pain to shoot but is very portable and extremely well made. I can't get a .001" feeler in on any of the chambers. There is no perceptible cylinder play. I bought mine used for $900 and consider it a steal.
Since this is about hunting revolvers in BFR, the size of that gun is not a problem. It's not a hip gun but can be carried across the chest in a bandolier holster or with a sling under the arm. I have long barreled Contenders and have gone back and forth between both. I like the bandolier better, now. But I digress, sorry.


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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I voted .460 and did not comment. Now that I have looked into it, I see the .460 uses the long cylinder of the rifle rounds. I'll take the 45.70 in that case.
I have a 7 1/2" FA 83 Field Grade in .454 and love it. It is a pain to shoot but is very portable and extremely well made. I can't get a .001" feeler in on any of the chambers. There is no perceptible cylinder play. I bought mine used for $900 and consider it a steal.
Since this is about hunting revolvers in BFR, the size of that gun is not a problem. It's not a hip gun but can be carried across the chest in a bandolier holster or with a sling under the arm. I have long barreled Contenders and have gone back and forth between both. I like the bandolier better, now. But I digress, sorry.
.........................The 45-70 will probably be my pick.....I like the fact that it is already loaded to extremely low pressures and in the BFR`s only, can be worked up to 30K PSI and exceed 454 performance. I will carefully work up as high as is safely possible checking primers, case condition, extraction ease and my recoil tolerance level. The BFR will no doubt be able to handle psi to 35-40K.......In this revolver only, the 45-70 may approach very closely the performance of the 460. May even duplicate it.... This will be fun!    
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At 6'3" and 240 lbs w/ 7% body fat, (BIG SQUEEEEEZE), I don`t need to worry about recoil. The BFR is for me, a practical revolver. A real man`s revolver, not some `ol school revolver! Hurt myself with a 500 or your little pip squeek hot loaded 329 44 mag?? Not a prayer and not on your life!....Not looking for resale value or reputation either. Show me someone who has a BFR that broke, and I`ll show ya a FA revolver that probably broke too!.................John Taffin I believe, it could have been someone else, wrote a very interesting article on the BFR 45-70 several years back. Thousands of hot loaded rounds without one problem!....Like I said before, the 45-70 can be hot loaded at much lower pressures while exceeding the 454 performance, but only in the BFR, with less recoil than a 454! F/Arms does not make a 45-70 anyway!

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I'm not that big guys, (6'0" 225) but I still love sporting a 454. I don't carry that when deer hunting, but when I'm in the mountains on the lease in Ellijay, there are bears and cougars. The 454 or the 44 mag are just the ticket. Neither is too much of a burden to carry. It ain't the Rockies though, but still mountainous terrain. The rest of the time it's the 45ACP, or the 357.
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Why not sling a 45/70 rifle over your shoulder............
 
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Dudes!..... You need to...............Weight%20Lifter..............in your older years!............

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NO2I don`t take steroids! Never have!.......Don`t want a 50 caliber in a FA or otherwise!.......You`re the one who said and thinks that I can`t handle the recoil of your lil pip squeak 44, when I have a friend that has the same one you have!.......I`ll load hay, unload hay, climb any mountain, climb down any mountain, hunt where you hunt, shoot what you shoot, get on any horse, get off any horse! You name it there,,,,, `ol timer!.......Never said I was right on every subject! You did! Have fun fly fishing. Try not to hook yer you know what!.... SO! That altitude of 8K ft. is in your back yard ay?
Spend much time up there Dawes? I knew there was something wrong with you! Its called oxygen deprivation!.....................NO2.........................Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing


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Hey Y'all,
Remind me again, where did I sign the book, Oh yea, top of Mt. Whitney! I think that's a little closer to Anahiem than Wyoming.  Trivia note, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the lower 48, less than 100 miles from Badwater basin in death valley, the lowest point in the Continential US. 
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

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Remind me again, where did I sign the book, Oh yea, top of Mt. Whitney! I think that's a little closer to Anahiem than Wyoming.  Trivia note, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the lower 48, less than 100 miles from Badwater basin in death valley, the lowest point in the Continential US. 
........Nice try!........Mt Whitney is closer to Anaheim Ca., than Wyoming, but I`m only 20 miles from the beach!...Plenty of oxygen here at only 300 ft. above sea level.........
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

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Remind me again, where did I sign the book, Oh yea, top of Mt. Whitney! I think that's a little closer to Anahiem than Wyoming.  Trivia note, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the lower 48, less than 100 miles from Badwater basin in death valley, the lowest point in the Continential US. 
 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

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Remind me again, where did I sign the book, Oh yea, top of Mt. Whitney! I think that's a little closer to Anahiem than Wyoming.  Trivia note, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the lower 48, less than 100 miles from Badwater basin in death valley, the lowest point in the Continential US. 
........Nice try!........Mt Whitney is closer to Anaheim Ca., than Wyoming, but I`m only 20 miles from the beach!...Plenty of oxygen here at only 300 ft. above sea level.........
 
Yeah, But your big gut is suckin' all the oxygen away from them Baywatch gals!!!!    Shocked   
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Hey Y'all,
Remind me again, where did I sign the book, Oh yea, top of Mt. Whitney! I think that's a little closer to Anahiem than Wyoming.  Trivia note, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the lower 48, less than 100 miles from Badwater basin in death valley, the lowest point in the Continential US. 
........Nice try!........Mt Whitney is closer to Anaheim Ca., than Wyoming, but I`m only 20 miles from the beach!...Plenty of oxygen here at only 300 ft. above sea level.........
 
Yeah, But your big gut is suckin' all the oxygen away from them Baywatch gals!!!!    Shocked   
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BS, shouldn't you be off somewhere cutting the barrel off another perfectly nice rifle??
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