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Paul Pless
06-08-2012, 03:38 PM
And having "The Bigfella" engraved on each side of its barrel!:d

Being such an odd caliber I find it fitting, don't you think?;)

seanz
06-08-2012, 03:43 PM
10" barrel?

Paul Pless
06-08-2012, 03:45 PM
rofl

Phillip Allen
06-08-2012, 04:01 PM
snubbie
lots of flash without much substance :) (makes one's ears hurt)

nice, Pual, I wish I had thought of it

McMike
06-08-2012, 04:15 PM
snubbie
lots of flash without much substance :) (makes one's ears hurt)

nice, pual, i wish i had thought of it

rotflmao!!!!!!!!!! :d

Mrleft8
06-08-2012, 04:18 PM
Why?

David G
06-08-2012, 04:23 PM
10" barrel?

Snub-nosed... I'd think.

LeeG
06-08-2012, 05:25 PM
I'd like a small cannon

wardd
06-08-2012, 06:06 PM
i liked this one

http://ww2db.com/images/weapon_105mmhowm2_3.jpg

Cuyahoga Chuck
06-08-2012, 06:15 PM
And having "The Bigfella" engraved on each side of its barrel!:d

Being such an odd caliber I find it fitting, don't you think?;)

Uh-oh! It's that old "second amendment psychosis" again!

Phillip Allen
06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Uh-oh! It's that old "second amendment psychosis" again!

I think it has more to do with Ian's obsession... abut I could be wrong, it''s Paul's call

Jimmy W
06-09-2012, 01:01 AM
I own two S&W model 57s in 41 mag. One with a 4" barrel and one with a 8". A friend of mine named the short one the snug nose. I like the round, but most of the time, I shoot rather weak target handloads.

bobbys
06-09-2012, 01:19 AM
I had a .357, Always wanted one then shot it and gave it to my son , A hunting guide.

Too much kick....

The Bigfella
06-09-2012, 02:07 AM
I've got a 308.... Lessee, 305mm is 12".... So I guess a 308 is a bit over a foot.... but I don't use it as a ruler.

... and Phillip... just what obsession do I have? Are you able to enunciate it, or is it just more piss in the wind from you?

LeeG
06-09-2012, 03:32 AM
i liked this one

http://ww2db.com/images/weapon_105mmhowm2_3.jpg

smaller, maybe like this:

http://coinsandmoreonline.com/images/Toy-BigBangCarbideCannon-1940-Ex_02.jpg

purri
06-09-2012, 06:33 AM
Any 41 S&W needs at least a 6 inch barrel otherwise as the Bard sayeth "full of sound and fury signifying nothing"...

Phillip Allen
06-09-2012, 06:47 AM
I used to want one in the worst way but never got one until I out grew the want

Paul Pless
06-09-2012, 06:57 AM
I used to want one in the worst way but never got one until I out grew the want

Did you know that it was originally intended as a police round?

That's kinda scary actually. . .

Paul Pless
06-09-2012, 07:09 AM
I used to want one in the worst way but never got one until I out grew the want

And for what its worth, there's nothing in large caliber handgun rounds that I would ever want to do that the venerable .45 Colt does not do exceedingly well.

David G
06-09-2012, 07:25 AM
Paul,

If you're gonna name this one after the Bigfella, I have to ask - is this model even available as a starter pistol? <ducking now>

Phillip Allen
06-09-2012, 07:27 AM
And for what its worth, there's nothing in large caliber handgun rounds that I would ever want to do that the venerable .45 Colt does not do exceedingly well.

you're probably right (except for satisfying an itch to own one :)

Phillip Allen
06-09-2012, 07:29 AM
Did you know that it was originally intended as a police round?

That's kinda scary actually. . .
yep... still too much gun for cops to qualify with and now they prefer autos anyway
the theory was punching holes in engine blocks

David G
06-09-2012, 07:43 AM
And for what its worth, there's nothing in large caliber handgun rounds that I would ever want to do that the venerable .45 Colt does not do exceedingly well.

I have a friend who was talking about buying a big beast a while back. Never heard of the name of the pistol (whose name I forget), and never heard of the cartridge - a .454 for gosh sakes. He's a big boy... young and strong. He hunts in Alaskan bear country regularly. Wants a mini-cannon in case of an ugly bear encounter. Sounds like a bit of overkill to me. I certainly won't be firing it, even he buys one. Probably break my danged wrist!

Phillip Allen
06-09-2012, 07:45 AM
I have a friend who was talking about buying a big beast a while back. Never heard of the name of the pistol (whose name I forget), and never heard of the cartridge - a .454 for gosh sakes. He's a big boy... young and strong. He hunts in Alaskan bear country regularly. Wants a mini-cannon in case of an ugly bear encounter. Sounds like a bit of overkill to me. I certainly won't be firing it, even he buys one. Probably break my danged wrist!

it's a souped up .45 colt... similar to the .357 mag being a souped up .38 special and a .44 mag being a souped up .44 special

Paul Pless
06-09-2012, 07:54 AM
I have a friend who was talking about buying a big beast a while back. Never heard of the name of the pistol (whose name I forget), and never heard of the cartridge - a .454 for gosh sakes. He's a big boy... young and strong. He hunts in Alaskan bear country regularly. Wants a mini-cannon in case of an ugly bear encounter. Sounds like a bit of overkill to me. I certainly won't be firing it, even he buys one. Probably break my danged wrist!What Phillip said. FWIW the standard .45 Colt can be loaded pretty close to it and if you had a pistol chambered in .454 you can also load less powerful .45 Colts into it.

Mrleft8
06-09-2012, 07:59 AM
I have a Remington .530 "Rattle snake" right now, that I find unwieldy.... The grip is too small for the barrel, and the pull is way too strong.

Paul Pless
06-09-2012, 08:01 AM
too much 'gun' for carpenter bees anyways lefty. . .

Mrleft8
06-09-2012, 08:22 AM
Yeah.... But the sniper cannon I built is perfect! :D 3/16" ball bearings take carpenter bees out at 100' just fine! :D

P-man
06-09-2012, 08:32 AM
What Phillip said. FWIW the standard .45 Colt can be loaded pretty close to it and if you had a pistol chambered in .454 you can also load less powerful .45 Colts into it.




Ruger's New Model Blackhawk can also handle loads more powerful than standard .45 loads.

Phillip Allen
06-09-2012, 08:47 AM
Ruger's New Model Blackhawk can also handle loads more powerful than standard .45 loads.

overloading should be approached with extreme caution... among other things, the cartridge cases are lightly built in .45 Colt and the Casull shells are too long for the Colt chambers

2MeterTroll
06-09-2012, 09:08 AM
I would simply go the .50 DE. larger frame and grip you can hold on to.
most others are way small light frames with small grips.

only frams i have found so far that work well for me where the super blackhawk and the DE line. I figure those big rounds need a little weight to keep the shooter honest.

P-man
06-09-2012, 10:03 AM
overloading should be approached with extreme caution... among other things, the cartridge cases are lightly built in .45 Colt and the Casull shells are too long for the Colt chambers

i wasn't meaning to advocate unsafe practices. i was just referring to the fact that my reloading manual has a separate section for .45 Colt for use in Ruger Blackhawks. i would never recommend loading beyond published loads. thanks for the warning.