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Big Bore Revolvers Can Be Very Effective

 
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:18 AM
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Big Bore Revolvers Can Be Very Effective

The Moose on the left was taken by me with the 475 Linebaugh revolver. The Bear on the left came in while cleaning the Moose and my partner shot him first with a 388 win mag and he went down and imediately got up and I shot him with the 475 revolver and it simply flattened him and that was that


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Old 06-23-2008, 10:24 AM
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Excellent.
Congrats on your moose with a revolver.
Come on, we need a longer story too--Details!
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:52 AM
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This was in 88 and that is the very first year that the 475 was available and the very frist is 475 built by Bowen. The load was a LBT LFN made from straight wheel wieght that wieghed as cast 390 grains. The load consisted of Winchester 45/70 brass cut down to 1.4" and loaded with 295 and ignited by Federal Mag pistol primer for about 1350 FPS.
The Moose I shot in the shoulder at about 40 yards and that was all that it took.
The Bear came in on us as I was chopping the antlers out of the skull. My partner shot him first with a 338 Win, and the bear went down and immediately got back up. The Bear was angeling away and I shot him at the back of the rib cage on line for the off shoulder and all 4 legs went straight out spread eagle style and that was that.

The 475 impressed the hell out of me that day and still does.
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I've got a Freedom Arms 475. I love that gun, and there's a lot to be said about those slow heavy bullets. I've shot 1 bear , 1 elk,and numerous deer, and they all were dead in there tracks. Handgun hunting is my passion.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:19 AM
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I've got a 475 Linebaugh that John built for me on the Ruger frame , I'm not a big fan of revolvers at all but I love that thing , I shoot way more 480 Ruger ammo out of it than the full house Linebaugh stuff. I did shoot a big hog (300lb range) with it at around 25yds and it knocked him down very hard , shooting a 400gr Hornady XTP at close to 1400fps.
I have some wart loads with the 325gr XTP at almost 1600fps , i can't wat to shoot somthing with that.
The recoil is stout but i find it easier to control than the 454 Cassule
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:44 AM
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James the 325grain bullet will not penetrate well if you need penetration. I tested them in the Hornady factory loaded form and they pentrated about the same as a +P 230 grain 45 ACP. Not what I expected at all. I didn't expect them to penetrate with a flat point hard cast, but I expected better than that.
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yea with our little deer down here that about all I need , maybe for a 2 legged coyote that gets to close to the family
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