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#175769 - 11/26/16 07:09 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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KRal - I've had tremendous success with Speer 210 GDHP, both in factory and reloaded configuration. That'd be first choice given my experiences.

I have a bunch of the 210 XTP as well, but James' use of the Swift has me wanting to try that one. And of course, your experimentation with the Barnes.

Guess I need a couple more FA 41's, each set up for different ammo

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#175794 - 11/27/16 03:09 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: SChunter]
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the m-97 that tugs at my heart is a 22lr/mag......
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#175849 - 11/29/16 08:49 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Love the 97
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#175925 - 12/01/16 10:25 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Mark Hampton]
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 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton
Beautiful revolvers! And you obviously shoot them well! A Model 97 in .41 Mag. would be a wonderful addition.


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#176314 - 12/13/16 01:26 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Snyd]
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I enjoy Ruger and FA single action revolvers but the FA 97 is my favorite gun of any type. A 5.5" 44 special has been my "go to" deer hunting gun for several years now. I've had excellent success with this revolver with iron sights ( green fiber optic ) but the adjustable Trijicon RMR is even better. It's much better than irons early and late in the day and can still be carried in a belt holster.
Of course, this revolver can only be appreciated by a handloader. If I couldn't load then I would be looking for an FA 97 in 41 mag.

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#176316 - 12/13/16 01:47 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Oscar]
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 Originally Posted By: Oscar
I enjoy Ruger and FA single action revolvers but the FA 97 is my favorite gun of any type. A 5.5" 44 special has been my "go to" deer hunting gun for several years now. I've had excellent success with this revolver with iron sights ( green fiber optic ) but the adjustable Trijicon RMR is even better. It's much better than irons early and late in the day and can still be carried in a belt holster.
Of course, this revolver can only be appreciated by a handloader. If I couldn't load then I would be looking for an FA 97 in 41 mag.


Would for to see some pics staring the 44 spec.
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#176390 - 12/14/16 02:56 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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I hope you'll forgive me but I don't generally post pics. In this case you're not missing much because it is almost identical to yours! The RMR is shaped only slightly different - it is a touch longer filling the flat on the front of the FA base. I think the combo is about as good as it gets for offhand shooting in the woods. You'd probably need a scope AND a rest to shoot better in the field.

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#189877 - 02/22/18 02:26 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Oscar]
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I have a M97 in .357 with 5 1/2? octogon bbl and a 45 Colt with 5 1/2 round barrel. Both with Trijicon RMR and FA mount. I love shooting them and have found comfortable and heavy loads for both. I used to have an 83 454/45Colt and traded it for these but am thinking I may want one again. I don?t like collecting things though so I will have to wait until I find that I need it. KRal, I will see if I can post some pics with the Trijicon.

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#189913 - 02/24/18 06:18 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: DavT]
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You guy?s have some sweet guns!

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#189919 - 02/24/18 11:02 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: racksmasher1]
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This was a thread from a little over a year ago. Surely there have been some more M97's added to our collection somewhere in that timeframe!! Let's see 'em!!!
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