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Big Bore Revolvers Can Be Very Effective

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Unread 07-28-2008, 08:11 PM
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I am looking forward to busting something with my 454 Casull in a 12" Encore. Not sure what to shoot through it. I have some Hornady 240's and some off brand stuff I bought from Cabellas in a 300 gr version. Man Those 300's kick like a mule! Reckon 100yds is too far for this setup I like the 375 but didnt know of it until after I bought the 454...Jim
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    Unread 07-29-2008, 08:01 AM
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    The 360 grain WLFN laoded by Buffalo Bore is a great perfomer. It is loaded to 1400 FPS out of a 6" revolver, this is not max speed but more than enough for anything in North America
    range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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    Unread 07-29-2008, 09:01 PM
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    I've got a encore 15" in a 45/70 gov. Can't wait to get an animal with it. I love the gun and shoot it well, but the recoil is more than rediculous. Definatley not for everyone.
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    Unread 09-24-2008, 12:06 AM
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    Re: Big Bore Revolvers Can Be Very Effective

    I totally agree that Big Bore Revolvers are impressive. below are two accounts of big bores in action.

    A few months back My land Lord and I were out after a cougar that had been taking live stock in the area. I was packing my Tauras Raging Bull in 454 loaded with some 240 grain hollow points that I was testing. To make a long story short we came upon the cat. It was a 50-60 yard shot, down hill and running away. I caught him in the back, left of the spin, just rear of the rib cage. The hit took the cat down like I dropped a truck on it. The bullet came out the front of the chest just below the neck and left an exit wound nearly big enough to put my fist in. My favorate load is a 300 grain Horaday XTP Magnum Hollow point pushed by 30 grains of H110.

    I was out with my hunting buddy Jon this dear season. He was packing his Custom Shop Smith in 500 S&W loaded with a 500 grain bullet. I watched as he took a buck at 25 or so yards. The bullet caught him just behind the left shoulder and spun it around almost 360 degrees. The bullet took the right leg off at the shoulder. It was real messy.
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