Re: Finially touched off a few .......
"I think that everybody that likes wheel guns or handguns for that matter should own at least one gun built by John Linebaugh "
I considered one several years back but it never materialized. I have pleanty of other trinkets to pass the time with. From the .30 Carbine Blackhawk up through the Bull. I purchased a IAI Javiline in 10 Mm many years ago and have caught a ton of crap over it from a lot of folks who thought they were trash. I guess I was lucky as mine has never had any problems that weren't user inflicted and it generally always hit just where it was aimed. I have evne hit a paper plate at 500yds with it once. LOL I do admit it took two shots.
On those 41's, they are really good if you don't try to pierce primers with the loads. I have had two of them the first I bought on my 21'st birthday and it was a Ruger BH 3 screw flat top. I shot it for several years then came across a Redhawk and swapped for it. I have had it now for about 15 years and have done all I needed to do with it. It will roll a 250# sow just as hard as the 44 will out to 75 or 100yds and will shoot right there with the best of them. Tim just picked up a S&W that he has fallen in love with. He shot a couple of less than 2" groups with it at 50 yds from a rest, and after he gets some time to really practice with it he might even be able to get there off hand. Mine has done it way to many time to think it is a fluke.
As for the Ragin Bull, yep it has some recoil, but that really has never bothered me in the field. I was shooting from the bench the other day and it didn't take long to start feeling the effects. Several months ago, I rocked out 50 rounds through it which were close to top end loads. The primers were pretty ironed out and the recoil wasn't as aweful as the groups. LOL The three folowing days however were definately an indicator that I probably shouldn't keep that up or I would be back seeing the fellow who repaired me the first time.
I like the 125 and 158gr loads in my .357's, the 170 and 200gr loads in my 41, the 180gr loads in my 10mm, the Rem. 240gr JHP in my 44, and really haven't found one Particular one for the Bull yet. I am however looking at some of the bigger cast bullets to try out. I really only have the hogs to play with down here and so far haven't felt undergunnesd with the 41, but figure I owe it to myself to work up something good for them with the Bull just for kicks.
Mike / Tx
"Heck why would I lie, most folks don't believe the truth when I tell them"