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#181342 - 06/09/17 01:38 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Whitworth]
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Something just came up.
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#181343 - 06/09/17 01:53 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Zee]
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I wrestled with this for about five minutes. I went with the JRH because the WE has that goofy and unnecessary belt, the Linebaugh is much more difficult to feed and the S&W is about as handy as a mountain howitzer. An X-frame in a belt holster is about like John Holmes in a speedo.
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#181344 - 06/09/17 04:05 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Zee]
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Haha,,I'm laughing so hard I can barely type!! Hellboy is actually stamped on the back of that holster!..lol Since the pictures she has been up-graded? to the round butt Badger grip, and she really kicks your ass now!!

I'll take it Craig, you caught me doing well...so I'll just go ahead and send you the $1000 bucks to the address I have on file for you, And please don't delay and getting that fine JRH headed my way. I' be sure to post a few pics of me marking up some steel plates and flesh with her, as I have time!!.

Max, Craig, those are awesome guns!!..But I doubt if any of them can be had for less than the S&W??.. And yes, you folks that know me know that I'm a single action guy...Especially if I want to hit anything!

But you have to admit that the little HellBoy is quite impressive and it really fits the bill for pack-able power..Overkill for sure! If there was such a thing!!! LOL and it doesn't cost much... until you feed her!! LOL
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#181474 - 06/17/17 10:37 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: freedom475]
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All depends on what you want and what you'll use it on. If you decide on a single shot, there is NO load made or can be loaded for the JRH that can push a 400 gr bullet to 1,900 fps like I can in my 12" 500 S&W SSK Encore Barrel. Just depends on what platform you want to use.

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#181475 - 06/17/17 10:42 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Franchise]
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Recoil is a NON issue with the arresstor brake on my barrel....like shooting a heavily loaded 44 Mag.....literally a cap gun

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#181477 - 06/18/17 07:56 AM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
All depends on what you want and what you'll use it on. If you decide on a single shot, there is NO load made or can be loaded for the JRH that can push a 400 gr bullet to 1,900 fps like I can in my 12" 500 S&W SSK Encore Barrel. Just depends on what platform you want to use.


David, my buddy (who shall remain nameless) got 1,650 out of a 440 grain bullet and a 6 1/2-inch barrel -- with a barrel gap, and it fits on your belt. For a revolver, a packable, useable revolver, the .500 S&W isn't a great option in my humble opinion. When I determine I need more velocity, I'll move up to a rifle. The whole premise behind "handgun" hunting -- at least for me -- is working within the design parameters (actually limitations). I accept the fact that I will not be able to achieve rifle-like velocities with my chosen tool, and attempts to do that compromise its effectiveness. With that, I have bullet diameter and bullet weight. If my penetration is adequate, the only issue is placement.....

Again, JMHO.

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#181484 - 06/18/17 12:07 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Whitworth]
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Wes, I'll drop it off at UPS first thing in the morning. Promise.
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#181486 - 06/18/17 02:11 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Craig44]
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Craig, im always stunned how beautiful that revolver is

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#181488 - 06/18/17 05:02 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: tradmark]
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I don't know Zee personally, but he may be a man like myself that likes to push limitations. Thank god as handgun hunters that we decided to push limitations. If we hadn't done that we'd never have the 454 Casull or any other the other high performance handgun hunting rounds. It's all about preference, and if Zee likes single shots....why not shoot a 500 S&W....or better yet, a 50 B&M Alaskan???

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#181489 - 06/18/17 05:20 PM Re: Learn me on .50cal handguns. [Re: Franchise]
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An Encore barrel would assuredly be the more economical route to take. Less than half the price of a BFR.

If I was just looking for performance and not aesthetics with performance, I'd be all in for the Encore. And I'm not saying I ain't. But, while I have several Encore barrels, they are tools without much love. Albeit, very effective tools.

I may yet go the Encore .500 S&W route. But, it would be a 9" + Baffle Brake.

I wouldn't have to trim cases. Load data is readily available. My 2x Burris scope would easily mount............

I'll have a better idea after I get my .480 Ruger SBH. That might scratch my big bore revolver itch and I can go with the Encore barrel in S&W. Like you said, let it be what the case will let it be.

I don't know........
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