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#173054 - 09/18/16 07:21 PM Favorite large game revolver
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I found the post topic of "favorite deer hunting revolver" to be really interesting and figured the next step up would be what large game revolver you favored. Lets go with any animal larger then black bear/deer in size (moose-elk-grizz-bison)and what revolver you would use whether or not you have hunted this size animal or not. My choice is between the 454 and 475 and the more I use the 475/480 the more I like it so as of today I will go with the 475 Linebaugh as my favorite large game revolver. I am lucky enough to own two revolvers in this caliber being the FA`s with a 10" barrel that Magnaport worked into their Stalker conversion and a Gallagher custom five shot Bisley with a 5 1/2" barrel. Between those two the Gallagher will be on my hip if I ever get back to the salmon streams of Alaska...
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#173056 - 09/18/16 07:35 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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.475 Linebaugh is just fine.


Edited by wvhitman (09/19/16 10:10 PM)

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#173057 - 09/18/16 08:08 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: wvhitman]
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If I ever get drawn for KY.Elk I have a 7 1/2 in .480 Ruger I could use but. I probably would just strap on my 4 5/8 .45 Blackhawk and something scoped for longer ranges.


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#173058 - 09/18/16 08:29 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: junebug]
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Doc, As one of the few handgun hunters to have taken the "Big 5" I think you made a damm "good point" for the 475..... I think you guys will understand when I say that one of the toughest shots of my life was at 70 yards on a facing blackbuck with Doc Rogers not 10 feet away watching it all. Talk about peer pressure.....
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#173064 - 09/18/16 10:39 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: wvhitman]
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Doc, that rhino pic always gets me. Ya, the 475 is just fine
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#173066 - 09/19/16 01:12 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: s4s4u]
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Use the biggest gun you can shoot accurately. I took a FA 475 to Africa & it worked great, my PH wanted it & we worked out a trade & now I use a 5 shot 480 that's close enough with heavy bullets so I'll stick with it. Worked on moose & Bison. Haven't seen a Rino in Idaho in weeks, sure would like to!

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#173067 - 09/19/16 05:42 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: sixshot]
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Don't sell the 500 Linebaugh and JRH short, they hit even hard than the 475

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#173070 - 09/19/16 08:51 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jwp475]
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Doc, that rhino picture never fails to put a smile on my face!

Favorite for big-game for me boils down to the three .50 cals I have used. The .500 is a killing machine and I took a nice cow moose in Maine with my custom SRH, slinging 500 grain LFNs. I no longer have that revolver.



My two current favorits are my .500 Maximum built by Huntington, and my .500 JRH Bisley built by Huntington. Shot the water buffalo cow in the photo below with that one and it is impressive on big animals.





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#173071 - 09/19/16 09:07 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Whitworth]
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#173073 - 09/19/16 09:32 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: Russell]
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I'll be taking the 500JRH if I ever get to Africa. Here in North America, I'll stay with 45 Colt. Well, unless I ever did a grizzly hunt in Alaska, then I'll use 500JRH there as well.
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