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Old 07-30-2019, 04:12 PM
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Combo target, fun-shooting and pig/deer gun, but at 5 pounds, who has one and what are your thoughts? The S&W 500 isn't in the picture because it doesn't have the cartridge versatility.
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Looks like a lot of fun.
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Fun shooting.

Better look at ammunition cost and availability.

It hurts just watching it. Don't worry though someone will be along and tell you it's something you will get used to.


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Shooting it with .45LC will be like shooting a .357, so the extra weight will maybe make recoil seem like a .22? My guess would be to look at tables for bullet drop over 50 yards (should be negligible) and just use the big boy ammo when hunting. Who has shot a scoped one at 50 yards or less?
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
Shooting it with .45LC will be like shooting a .357, so the extra weight will maybe make recoil seem like a .22? My guess would be to look at tables for bullet drop over 50 yards (should be negligible) and just use the big boy ammo when hunting. Who has shot a scoped one at 50 yards or less?
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Originally Posted by DLG4354 View Post
https://youtu.be/DP5WgfoDfA4

Looks like a lot of fun.
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The videos with longer barrels are OK, the 4" barrel is crazy for what you'd want to do with the gun, IMO. I was going to go with a scoped gun, but maybe not if within 25 yards is a more realistic range for pigs and deer?
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I have a variable scope on a .44 Ruger; at low power, it is very fast and easy to shoot with both eyes open. Probably a red dot would be slightly faster and easier on close-in hogs, but I would not feel out of place with decent glass on a wheel gun.
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Originally Posted by weatherman View Post
I have a variable scope on a .44 Ruger; at low power, it is very fast and easy to shoot with both eyes open. Probably a red dot would be slightly faster and easier on close-in hogs, but I would not feel out of place with decent glass on a wheel gun.
With an 8 or 10" barrel, I'm considering just iron sights instead of a scope. Have you tried the Redhawk both ways?
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I have one just bought it a while ago, put a scope and bi pod on it, gonna shoot out the shooting house I hope, gonna try and hunt with it this year some
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Curious as to why you say the .500 S&W doesn't have the cartridge versatility the .460 has?
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Originally Posted by Classic25 View Post
Curious as to why you say the .500 S&W doesn't have the cartridge versatility the .460 has?
What other cartridges can you shoot in a 500? ( Hint, none.)
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Originally Posted by Classic25 View Post
Curious as to why you say the .500 S&W doesn't have the cartridge versatility the .460 has?
You can shoot .45LC, 454 Casull and the punishing 460 magnum. Shooting the 45LC is like plinking, so your muscle memory doesn't develop a flinch. Not so with the 500 S&W. As a point of reference, the 500 is supposed to have about 3X the recoil of a 44 Mag; and that will open anybody's eyes/////////ears.
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I have a Ruger super redhawk 454 Casull, it is not much fun to shoot with 454 loads, the recoil is brutal, but with 45LC is like shooting a 22. The 460 is pretty cool as you can shoot 454 Casull and 45LC, always draws a crowd at the range when shooting 454s. If I was buying another one I would get a 460.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
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Watching their arms go to jello from recoil makes a person think twice, lol.
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
I have a Ruger super redhawk 454 Casull, it is not much fun to shoot with 454 loads, the recoil is brutal, but with 45LC is like shooting a 22. The 460 is pretty cool as you can shoot 454 Casull and 45LC, always draws a crowd at the range when shooting 454s. If I was buying another one I would get a 460.
Redhawk grip is horrible for a heavy recoiling round. I can't imagine running 454 or 460 thru said gun.

I load 328 gr cast bullets to 1330 FPS out of a 7.5" Ruger Bisley and in a 5 shot gun you can push then to 1400 or a tick more - I just don't have any handgun problems this doesn't solve.

And of course they're all plinking rounds after you see JD Jones light off a 460 Weatherby necked up to .50 in a Contender



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If you REALLY want to kill shit dead-er get you a 460 or 500. At the same time you may want to get you a set of wheels to add to it so you can haul it around. A 44 Mag or a Handloaded 45 Colt is plenty of gun and much easier to handle. I have killed deer and pigs at well over 100 yards with a scoped 44 Mag and 45 Colt wheel gun. There is no need for 460 or a 500 other than a novelty.
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Originally Posted by H2OBUG View Post
If you REALLY want to kill shit dead-er get you a 460 or 500. At the same time you may want to get you a set of wheels to add to it so you can haul it around. A 44 Mag or a Handloaded 45 Colt is plenty of gun and much easier to handle. I have killed deer and pigs at well over 100 yards with a scoped 44 Mag and 45 Colt wheel gun. There is no need for 460 or a 500 other than a novelty.

No need for wheels. Bi-pod maybe
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One holster for either the 460 or 500
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by H2OBUG View Post
. There is no need for 460 or a 500 other than a novelty.
...and your point is?? Hard to justify all the rest of the guns, either.

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