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Phillip Allen
02-17-2012, 10:08 PM
the .44 mag (redhawk) has bruised my hand a bit... I load a very heavy bullet at a moderately fast velocity... the bullet weight has a lot of influence on recoil
the standard jacked loads which I fired a few of were pretty mild compared

I don't load hot but may be checking these against the book... again

SaltyD from BC
02-17-2012, 10:12 PM
I like a little recoil in my life from time to time. I`ve got a Super BH in 44 mag I agree the house rounds are no biggy but 250g and up bullets loaded smartly get your attention. ..

Phillip Allen
02-17-2012, 10:13 PM
I like a little recoil in my life from time to time. I`ve got a Super BH in 44 mag I agree the house rounds are no biggy but 250g and up bullets loaded smartly get your attention. ..

these are cast w/gas check...257.5g (wheel weights)

SaltyD from BC
02-17-2012, 10:29 PM
these are cast w/gas check...257.5g (wheel weights)

Elmer Keith is smiling on you son :ycool: mind you he was more a 45 colt man iirc

Canoez
02-17-2012, 10:29 PM
My brother's FIL is a trucker and a Vietnam Vet (Helicopter Pilot...) In the cab of his truck he carried at Ruger Redhawk and he took me shooting with it one day. I must say that it is one of the few firearms that left my ears ringing for many hours afterwards regardless of the (good) hearing protection that I was wearing.

We'd pinned the target to a railroad tie and I remember that my first round removed the top 6" or so of the tie. (No, they weren't rotten.)

Decent amount or recoil. Definitely a pistol that wouldn't be very accurate in a timed shoot.

Phillip Allen
02-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Elmer Keith is smiling on you son :ycool: mind you he was more a 45 colt man iirc

.44 special I believe

I saw him at a shot show years ago

Paul Pless
02-17-2012, 10:40 PM
The only handgun that's ever really hurt me was a cut down Smith and Wesson Mountain Gun in .44 mag. It left a perfect little bruise just behind the finger nail of my trigger finger from the trigger guard hitting during recoil. Hurt like a son-of-a-bitch.

Phillip Allen
02-17-2012, 10:43 PM
The only handgun that's ever really hurt me was a cut down Smith and Wesson Mountain Gun in .44 mag. It left a perfect little bruise just behind the finger nail of my trigger finger from the trigger guard hitting during recoil. Hurt like a son-of-a-bitch.

this was banging my knuckle... couldn't find a way to hold the revolver that avoided it

Paul Pless
02-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Of course Elmer Keith's guns were built by Sedgley mostly. Bowen makes a close interpretation of his most famous #5 in .44 Spc that is quite the gun. About 8 grand engraved.

http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/image/gallery/the_Keith_no_5_revisited.jpg

BrianW
02-17-2012, 10:56 PM
My bear defense load is 300gr Hornadys and a healthy dose of H335 (I think, it's been awhile.) I've got them in nickel plated brass, and they still look good several years later.

Paul Pless
02-17-2012, 11:01 PM
My bear defense load is 300gr Hornadys and a healthy dose of H335 (I think, it's been awhile.) I've got them in nickel plated brass, and they still look good several years later.

How'd they treat your hand?

SaltyD from BC
02-17-2012, 11:25 PM
this was banging my knuckle... couldn't find a way to hold the revolver that avoided it

Just like boats there's always a trade off eh? I don't like packing my ol hog's leg super blackhawk around its about as handy and quick as pointing a chain saw. Well, that's a little much for sure but... But with the big old single action frame nothing bites back and the big hand stock seems to abosorb most of the fight and rocks the thing back and up nicely in slow mo. The worse bites come from smaller frame guns imo

BrianW
02-17-2012, 11:33 PM
How'd they treat your hand?

Plenty of wallop in a 7.5" Redhawk (the evil stainless version.) That's why I still have 12 loaded and left after several years. ;)

Canoeyawl
02-18-2012, 12:04 AM
Of course Elmer Keith's guns were built by Sedgley mostly. Bowen makes a close interpretation of his most famous #5 in .44 Spc that is quite the gun. About 8 grand engraved.

http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/image/gallery/the_Keith_no_5_revisited.jpg

Can we get that in Pink?

David W Pratt
02-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Love my .44 mag, the .454 makes it feel like a .38

RodSBT
02-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Nothing like lobbing lead from a big bore, 'course .44 is just barely a big bore:p!
300-350 gr. .45 flat nose LBT's will do the deed.

Captain Intrepid
02-18-2012, 01:21 PM
Can we get that in Pink?

Ask and ye shall receive.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1412/revolvers.jpg

Paul Pless
02-18-2012, 04:37 PM
:D ...

Captain Intrepid
02-18-2012, 05:00 PM
Or more apropos.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3093/revolvern.jpg

coelacanth2
02-21-2012, 12:05 AM
Stunning piece of artwork, that.

purri
02-21-2012, 01:36 AM
Is it a Larry Wilson fake?

Paul Pless
02-21-2012, 11:57 AM
Bowen