PICTURED ABOVE IS A 5 1/2 INCH "NIMROD" STYLE, 5 SHOT CONVERSION TO .500JRH, BY JRH HIMSELF, ON A RUGER BISLEY, I ADDED A BOWEN W/O RCRS TO IT. I ACQUIRED THIS GUN OFF GUNBROKER A FEW MONTHS AGO BUT HAD OTHER GUN PROJECTS GOING ON SO DID NOT SHOOT THIS GUN UNTIL JUST THE OTHER DAY. I SET UP TO SHOOT ON PAPER, SITTING, OFF MY MTM REST. FIRST OFF 3 SHOTS WITH SOME BUFFALO BORE 440gr "LOW RECOIL" 975fps AMMO (THE 2 ROUNDS IN THE MIDDLE) AND I THINK "WOW THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN". NEXT 3 ARE THE BB 350gr JHP LOAD @ 1,500fps (THE 2 ROUNDS PICTURED ON THE RIGHT) AND WITH EACH SHOT THE REVOLVER RECOILED AND HIT THE BRIM OF MY BASEBALL HAT, FIRST TIME I CAN EVER RECALL THAT HAPPENING WITH ANY HANDGUN. I HAD SOME BB 400gr LEHIGH, 1,350fps DANGEROUS GAME AMMO BUT DID NOT TRY IT.

HAVE DECIDED TO USE THIS 500 JRH WITH MODERATE HANDLOADS IN THE 1,000fps - 1,100fps RANGE WITH THE MISSOURI BULLET COMPANY 400gr POWDER COATED CAST RNFP BULLET (2 LOADED ROUNDS AND 2 MBC BULLETS PICTURED ON THE LEFT). GOT RAINED OUT AT MY RANGE YESTERDAY BUT I WENT DOWN A CALICHE ROAD AND TRIED SOME LOADS WITH 12grs OF UNIQUE AND 20grs OF VVN-110. BOTH FUNCTIONED WELL. WILL LOAD UP SOME MORE OF THE 12grs UNIQUE LOAD, AND HAVE LOADED UP SOME WITH 21.0grs OF VVN-110, WHICH MAY BE HOTTER THAN I WANT BUT @ 20grs I WAS GETTING SOME UNBURNED POWDER AND I FEEL LIKE THE "SWEET SPOT", WHEN THERE IS NO MORE UNBURNED POWDER, WILL BE 21.0grs OF VVN-110.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK THE UPPER LIMITS OF PRACTICAL ARE FOR THE RUGER BISLEY PLATFORM? I AM THINKING THAT FOR ME, TOP END LOADS IN THE 475L AND THE 500JRH ARE TOO MUCH IN THE RUGER BISLEY PLATFORM.
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