Brenden
(addict)
01/03/19 07:59 PM
Finally!

I'm giddy at this point...

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/0...olver-line/amp/


Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/03/19 08:06 PM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: Brenden


I had the honor of wringing out the prototype and got the opportunity to kill the first head of game with it and it's a winner.



45MAN
(veteran)
01/03/19 09:23 PM
Re: Finally!

FYI, BASED UPON MY RECOLLECTIONS FROM THE OLD YO HANDGUN HUNTS, THE "F" IN BFR DOES NOT STAND FOR FRAME OR FINEST, THE WORD STARTS WITH AN F, ENDS WITH A G, AND HAS A K IN THERE TOO, BUT BEST JUST TO SAY "BFR".

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/04/19 08:01 AM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
FYI, BASED UPON MY RECOLLECTIONS FROM THE OLD YO HANDGUN HUNTS, THE "F" IN BFR DOES NOT STAND FOR FRAME OR FINEST, THE WORD STARTS WITH AN F, ENDS WITH A G, AND HAS A K IN THERE TOO, BUT BEST JUST TO SAY "BFR".


That was in the early days of the BFR, Rey!

I think BFRs are the absolute best bang for the buck. They keep making significant refinements to these great revolvers.


Brenden
(addict)
01/04/19 09:12 AM
Re: Finally!

Max,

Seems like forever ago I inquired about that picture you posted. I'm glad it's now a reality. Thank you for helping make this happen.

May have to skip a payment on the house, but I'm going to own one!


Okie Hunter
(addict)
01/04/19 10:49 AM
Re: Finally!

Congrats Max. You guys are cruel, I was wanting one in a 454 Casull and then you show me this.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/04/19 11:02 AM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: Okie Hunter
Congrats Max. You guys are cruel, I was wanting one in a 454 Casull and then you show me this.


Thank you. I tested the prototype (and killed the Fallow buck) in late '17. They are available now....


adbhowler
(journeyman)
01/04/19 11:47 AM
Re: Finally!

Was thinking about holding out when I heard about this at an event at the Whittington Center earlier this year but went ahead and got the 500JRH instead. I guess I have to start saving again since now I want one LOL.

Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/04/19 11:54 AM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: adbhowler
Was thinking about holding out when I heard about this at an event at the Whittington Center earlier this year but went ahead and got the 500JRH instead. I guess I have to start saving again since now I want one LOL.


While I really like them both, when I went through the safari course at the FTW Ranch in Texas, I was doing speed loading drills with the .500 Linebaugh and it was easy getting hung-up while trying to extract the big, garbage can-like cases of the .500 Linebaugh. The .500 JRH is easier to extract in a hurry. Not picking nits, just making an observation.


racksmasher1
(veteran)
01/04/19 08:10 PM
Re: Finally!

That is going to be one pretty ass revolver!

Franchise
(Distinguished Expert)
01/04/19 09:39 PM
Re: Finally!

Do it Brenden

Brenden
(addict)
01/04/19 10:40 PM
Re: Finally!

Funds are VERY tight at the moment, but I should have some mad money in the next month or two.

All depends on if I build a deck and garage this year. I'm thinking the gun is more important. It would look nice beside my 45-70 bfr as well.


nytracker
(addict)
01/06/19 08:01 AM
Re: Finally!

Oh come on Brenden cut down on the morning latte. You deserve it ...

Brenden
(addict)
01/06/19 09:24 AM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: nytracker
Oh come on Brenden cut down on the morning latte. You deserve it ...


There are some things a man just can't do without.


Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/06/19 09:37 AM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: Brenden
 Originally Posted By: nytracker
Oh come on Brenden cut down on the morning latte. You deserve it ...


There are some things a man just can't do without.


Priorities, man, priorities! :-)


45MAN
(veteran)
01/06/19 01:40 PM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
FYI, BASED UPON MY RECOLLECTIONS FROM THE OLD YO HANDGUN HUNTS, THE "F" IN BFR DOES NOT STAND FOR FRAME OR FINEST, THE WORD STARTS WITH AN F, ENDS WITH A G, AND HAS A K IN THERE TOO, BUT BEST JUST TO SAY "BFR".


That was in the early days of the BFR, Rey!

I think BFRs are the absolute best bang for the buck. They keep m
aking significant refinements to these great revolvers.


MAX: BIG F.....G REVOLVER WAS NOT A USED AS A SLIGHT TO THE BFR, IT WAS MORE A REFERENCE TO THE THEN NEW STRETCH FRAME 30-30, 45-70 TYPE REVOLVERS, AND WAS A TERM USED BY ONE OR MORE MAGNUM RESEARCH HONCHOS. IF I WAS JUST STARTING INTO BIB BORE REVOLVER HUNTING I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE A BUNCH OF BFR's.


Whitworth
(Shootist)
01/06/19 02:43 PM
Re: Finally!

 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
FYI, BASED UPON MY RECOLLECTIONS FROM THE OLD YO HANDGUN HUNTS, THE "F" IN BFR DOES NOT STAND FOR FRAME OR FINEST, THE WORD STARTS WITH AN F, ENDS WITH A G, AND HAS A K IN THERE TOO, BUT BEST JUST TO SAY "BFR".


That was in the early days of the BFR, Rey!

I think BFRs are the absolute best bang for the buck. They keep m
aking significant refinements to these great revolvers.


MAX: BIG F.....G REVOLVER WAS NOT A USED AS A SLIGHT TO THE BFR, IT WAS MORE A REFERENCE TO THE THEN NEW STRETCH FRAME 30-30, 45-70 TYPE REVOLVERS, AND WAS A TERM USED BY ONE OR MORE MAGNUM RESEARCH HONCHOS. IF I WAS JUST STARTING INTO BIB BORE REVOLVER HUNTING I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE A BUNCH OF BFR's.


I know that Rey. That was the term they used back in the D-Max days. I have one of the early ones.


racksmasher1
(veteran)
01/06/19 07:27 PM
Re: Finally!

Brenden, just throw some pallets back there, the princess will be ok with it

Buck_358
(member)
01/07/19 11:45 AM
Re: Finally!

Just received the official press release via email
I was glad to see this will be offered as a production revolver.

Magnum Research Introduces .500 Linebaugh BFR

(Pillager, MN) - Magnum Research, Inc, maker of the world renowned Desert Eagle pistol and leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to introduce the .500 Linebaugh BFR.
Magnum Research is pleased to bring another quality option to big bore revolver fans. The .500 Linebaugh was created in 1986 by John Linebaugh and is the largest production handgun caliber. What better pairing for Magnum Research's "Biggest Finest Revolver" than the biggest handgun caliber? While a few companies offer the .500 Linebaugh as a full custom piece, Magnum Research is the only one to offer this caliber in a production revolver. The .500 Linebaugh has a bullet diameter of .510" as compared to only .500" for other .50 caliber rounds, excluding the .50 BMG.
Magnum Research?s BFR (Biggest Finest Revolver) is truly the biggest, finest revolver on the market today. Entirely manufactured in the US and like the legendary Desert Eagle pistol it is designed as a magnum from the ground up. The BFR is all stainless and has a precision grade barrel that delivers unmatched accuracy with lead or jacketed bullets. The BFR is the most powerful production single action gun made.
Max Prasac, an outdoor writer, author and big-game handgun hunter, recently had the opportunity to test a prototype. "Up until now, the .500 Linebaugh was a custom proposition only, costing thousands of dollars and long wait times," says Prasac. "Now you can have one at a fraction of the price of a highend custom, that will scratch your .50 caliber itch. I had the pleasure of testing the first prototype, and as I have come to expect from Magnum Research, it failed to disappoint. Leave it to Magnum Research to give big-bore revolver lovers exactly what they want!"
The .500 Linebaugh BFR is available in four configurations. The standard model with a 7.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB7) or 5.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB5) has an MSRP of $1399, and the standard model featuring Bisley grips with a 7.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB7B) or a 5.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB5B) has an MSRP of $1482. Contact your local firearms dealer to purchase today.


Sawfish
(old hand)
01/23/19 07:56 PM
Re: Finally!

I first heard the phrase "Biggest Finest Revolver" from Jim Skildum then president of Magnum Research during one of the old NAHHC handgun hunts at the YO Ranch. This was prior to the introduction of the new BFR frame sometime in the early nineties, or thereabouts.

Brenden
(addict)
02/16/19 11:34 AM
Re: Finally!

Well, I've found a few online, but only the 7.5" tube with the ivory grips.

I believe I'm going to order one from the precision center instead. 6" barrel, case hardened frame, grip and hammer.

The only thing I'm unsure about are the grips. I really like the black micarta but the rubber grips may be more friendly if I ever feel the need to run it wide open. I believe my loads will be a 450 around 1100 and a 525 at 950-1000. Not top end.

What say you all as far as grips are concerned? The bisley is odd to me, but I got used to it on my 454 Ruger while running 335's at 1500 fps. The bfr bisley looks to be more comfortable than ruger's bisley.

Advise me ole great ones. I want to get it right from the start.


Buck_358
(member)
02/18/19 11:43 AM
Re: Finally!

Having a 1982 vintage Ruger SBH 44 with wooden grips always seemed to have a little sting to my small frame hands. Therefore, when I went to the BFR (454-Casull,475-Linebaugh,500-JRH) I opted for the rubber grip on all three. In fact, my 454 being the first BFR I purchased came with the original square style hard rubber grip. The other two came with the newer solid molded rubber grip that comes with a wedge key to take them on and off. I really like these and wanted to keep all equally setup the same so I purchased the newer set for the 454 and made the switch. Sorry I have not shot any with the micarta grip. I?m very happy with the new rubber grip.
Good shooting
D.


Brenden
(addict)
02/18/19 03:48 PM
Re: Finally!

I appreciate the feedback Buck. At this point I'm thinking I can always switch the rubber bumpers out if I don't like them and put a nice set of wood grips on there.