Having a 1982 vintage Ruger SBH 44 with wooden grips always seemed to have a little sting to my small frame hands. Therefore, when I went to the BFR (454-Casull,475-Linebaugh,500-JRH) I opted for the rubber grip on all three. In fact, my 454 being the first BFR I purchased came with the original square style hard rubber grip. The other two came with the newer solid molded rubber grip that comes with a wedge key to take them on and off. I really like these and wanted to keep all equally setup the same so I purchased the newer set for the 454 and made the switch. Sorry I have not shot any with the micarta grip. I?m very happy with the new rubber grip.
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