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Old 06-08-2007, 03:48 PM
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"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.

Roy,

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.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:09 PM
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Mike not to hijack the thread . what kind of work do you do ive been a pipe welder for the last 39 year's just curious is all i like your idea with the 90 and flange

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Old 06-09-2007, 04:58 AM
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I work as a millwrite/mechanic. I have done quite a bit of pipefitting through the years on some side work I took on to put away some extra cash.

The thing about the ell is that you have to be somewhat elevated or it will have some spray back as the bullets impact. I tested it out using both my .308 and my STW to see how it was going to react being hit. The handguns I have shot into it so far have hardly left any marks except the 454 which left some nice smear and splatter marks. The rifles however did leave some dings but they all went into the dirt for the most part. THe 454 was giving some splatter back on the paper target I had set up around 4" in front of it, but nothing bigger than 1/8" at the biggest.

I have a shooting house my daughter and I built that the edge of the bench is probably 5' off the ground. This gives me some downward angle on my closer shots. For the longer range backstops, I use some18 - 24" sections of oak or hickory 3 - 4'long, which has fallen on our place over the years. Due to the fact I don't own a tractor, (yet), I simply chop off what I need and haul it over and stack it up behind the target holders. It takes quite a few rounds to get through the seasoned wood, and it is fairly easily replaced.
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