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#180276 - 04/17/17 07:25 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: TM]
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Ive often thought angrip was more pleasing until i shot i big recoiling load thru it. Case in point a 500jrh bfr iwth the plow handle felt great and pointed well. That all changed rapidly when i shot it

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#180282 - 04/17/17 08:30 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
Ive often thought angrip was more pleasing until i shot i big recoiling load thru it. Case in point a 500jrh bfr iwth the plow handle felt great and pointed well. That all changed rapidly when i shot it


Absolutely. The first BFR I really put through the wringer testing was a .500 JRH with a 6 1/2-inch barrel. One cylinder full of the old Buffalo Bore 425 grain loads (I think they were running about 1,465 fps through my gun) was enough to convince even the most hardened big-bore revolver shooter that the plow handle is the wrong grip when recoil levels soar. That thing beat the crap out of my hands.
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#180283 - 04/17/17 08:51 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Whitworth]
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I thought fa grips originally felt awkward till i shot em but i too really like the grips on my xframes and srh.

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#180293 - 04/18/17 09:48 AM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: tradmark]
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This is the level of recoil I am talking about. The BFR in .500 JRH with the Buffalo Bore 425s at more than 1,450 fps. This is the configuration that altered my hands considerably.

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#180295 - 04/18/17 11:31 AM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Whitworth]
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Max, I see that you are wearing a glove in the photo of you shooting the .500 JRH, and that the gun isn't rolling back in your hand much. Does the glove help or hurt by preventing the gun from rolling and absorbing recoil? I'm thinking of using a glove with my FA .454 and am interested in pros/cons to shooting with a glove. Thanks.

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#180296 - 04/18/17 12:35 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Seminole Wind]
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 Originally Posted By: Seminole Wind
Max, I see that you are wearing a glove in the photo of you shooting the .500 JRH, and that the gun isn't rolling back in your hand much. Does the glove help or hurt by preventing the gun from rolling and absorbing recoil? I'm thinking of using a glove with my FA .454 and am interested in pros/cons to shooting with a glove. Thanks.


It's the grip tension that is keeping it from rolling in my hand. I don't apply a death grip, so to speak, but I do grip a revolver firmly, to keep it from moving around in my hand. Also, a consistent grip tension will prevent any variation between the points of impact for shooting off of the bench and shooting offhand. The glove helps mitigate damage more than anything else. I try to use one every time I shoot these cannons.
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#180300 - 04/18/17 02:40 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Whitworth]
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IMHO, the gun shouldn't move 'in' the hand but rather the hand should move 'with' the gun. Recoil should be absorbed through the wrists, elbows and shoulders. Not by the sixgun sliding through your grasp.

I also think, having shot just about everything imaginable, the Bisley is the most comfortable platform for hard kickers. Much preferred to the SBH or any DA configuration. The FA is also promising, though I'm awaiting proper custom grips before rendering final judgement.

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#180303 - 04/18/17 02:52 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Craig44]
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 Originally Posted By: Craig44
IMHO, the gun shouldn't move 'in' the hand but rather the hand should move 'with' the gun. Recoil should be absorbed through the wrists, elbows and shoulders. Not by the sixgun sliding through your grasp.


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#180311 - 04/18/17 05:40 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: Seminole Wind]
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the gun isn't rolling back in your hand


Why would you want the gun rolling in your hand? A firm consistant grip is critical to shooting heavy kickers.
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#180318 - 04/18/17 10:18 PM Re: Ruger 480 SRH or Bisley? [Re: s4s4u]
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Thanks. I've got some work to do on my grip.

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