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#180141 - 04/11/17 01:35 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: bigbore442001]
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I know I'll be in the minority regarding this but I simply can not stand the Bisley grip frame. No way, no how would I ever have one. Did I mention I just don't like it?? That would make my choice very simple, I would take my SRH Toklat, it's already a 5" barrel. A bit heavy, but chambered in .454 Casull, which should be more than I will ever need.

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#180142 - 04/11/17 01:39 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: TM]
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 Originally Posted By: TM
I know I'll be in the minority regarding this but I simply can not stand the Bisley grip frame. No way, no how would I ever have one. Did I mention I just don't like it?? That would make my choice very simple, I would take my SRH Toklat, it's already a 5" barrel. A bit heavy, but chambered in .454 Casull, which should be more than I will ever need.


What about the Bisley do you not like, if you don't mind me asking?
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#180144 - 04/11/17 02:52 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Whitworth]
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The grip frame in general, despise it everything about it, the feel, the looks, everything. I know it is better suited to heavy recoiling guns but I don't care for it.

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#180145 - 04/11/17 04:53 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: TM]
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 Originally Posted By: TM
The grip frame in general, despise it everything about it, the feel, the looks, everything.


Funny, I feel the same way about the "plowhandle" grip. To each their own as they say.
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#180149 - 04/11/17 06:53 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: TM]
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 Originally Posted By: TM
The grip frame in general, despise it everything about it, the feel, the looks, everything. I know it is better suited to heavy recoiling guns but I don't care for it.


We are I the same boat. I grew up shooting my daddy's plow handle 44, and the bisley just doesn't feel right, no matter how much I try. I'm a single action fan, and a Ruger fan, and am considering having a 480 converted to a super blackhawk hunter frame so it would feel better to my hand, and not have the dang square back trigger guard.

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#180161 - 04/12/17 10:39 AM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Boot]
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Have you guys tried custom grips? If I judged the Bisley by the atrocious factory grips, I probably wouldn't like it either.

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#180163 - 04/12/17 12:05 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Craig44]
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 Originally Posted By: Craig44
Have you guys tried custom grips? If I judged the Bisley by the atrocious factory grips, I probably wouldn't like it either.


You are so right. The one-size-fits-all Bisley grips suck, but a custom Bisley made for your hand is hard to beat when recoil levels start to soar.
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#180255 - 04/16/17 03:09 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: TM]
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 Originally Posted By: TM
The grip frame in general, despise it everything about it, the feel, the looks, everything. I know it is better suited to heavy recoiling guns but I don't care for it.


+1 in fact i'll go even further and say that the RX3 is the way to go.
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#180257 - 04/16/17 03:38 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: bluecow]
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For all of you denouncing the Bisley, I have to ask one question. Have any of you shot anything with meaningful recoil like a .475 or any of the .500s (not loaded with light bullets) with a plow handle grip (dragoon, XR3, XR3-RED, etc.)? It's one miserable cuss under heavy recoil. There is a very good reason Ruger didn't even consider one of the plow handle-style grips for their new .454 and .480 Super Blackhawks.
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#180268 - 04/17/17 09:54 AM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Whitworth]
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 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
For all of you denouncing the Bisley, I have to ask one question. Have any of you shot anything with meaningful recoil like a .475 or any of the .500s (not loaded with light bullets) with a plow handle grip (dragoon, XR3, XR3-RED, etc.)? It's one miserable cuss under heavy recoil. There is a very good reason Ruger didn't even consider one of the plow handle-style grips for their new .454 and .480 Super Blackhawks.


No, I haven't shot a Bisley framed gun. I have handled them enough to know I don't care for them, even one tiny bit. My .454 is double action. I'll probably never need anything bigger than the .454 so the double action will, and does suit me fine.

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