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Description: Years of abuse to my wrist from work and shooting big bores, not to mention 3 wrist surgeries made me start rethinking my options so I bought this 45LC Bisley 5.5". I've installed a Belt Mountain base pin, uniformed the throats to .453, re cut the forcing cone and installed a Hi Viz green front sight. I have the action tuned to 2# with no creep. The gun is a shooter and will be my primary carry gun for deer in the heavy woods.
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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,990
Thu June 14, 2012 01:55

That is great! I have that same gun and I love it! It has plenty of thump, packs easily and is a pleasure to shoot!

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tracker77
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Registered: April 2011
Location: Arkansas
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Thu June 14, 2012 05:07 Rating: 10.00 

Rod you will love that gun now doubt about it! What loads will you use in it?

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Gregg Richter
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Registered: January 2004
Location: Pine, Colorado
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Thu June 14, 2012 06:24

Nice!

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wapitirod
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
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Thu June 14, 2012 09:49

I'm running 250gr XTP's with 27gr of H110 which is giving me 1350fps and it's extremely accurate, more so than me.

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Thu June 14, 2012 10:01

That's a slick little piece!

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B-dog
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Registered: May 2010
Location: Maketu, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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Thu June 14, 2012 16:42 Rating: 10.00 

If hand guns were legal to hunt with here in NZ, thats the make model and calibre I'd love to own. Very nice
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KRal
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Registered: April 2005
Location: MS
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Fri June 15, 2012 03:18 Rating: 10.00 

Nice choice, Rod!

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wapitirod
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
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Fri June 15, 2012 20:23

Thanks guys, Whitworth I saw a pic of yours, you ought to look into the Hi Viz sight for it. They are about 25.00 from Brownells and make a huge difference in the sight pic. I also use a permanent metal paint and a pick or tooth pick and color in the rear sight outline so it looks like a factory job. I prefer the green as it seems brighter in low light.

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Sat June 16, 2012 04:19

Rod, I have never really like HiViz siights. Does this one differ from the ones Smith & Wesson puts on their X-frames? I am open to trying one out.

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wapitirod
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
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Sat June 16, 2012 19:59

they are similiar as most of them are but this one in green is really bright. You won't notice it under artificial light but take it out in the evening and it really shows up good.

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Whitworth
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Location: Virginia
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Sun June 17, 2012 04:53

It looks tall like the stock piece, is it? Hmm, maybe I should give one a try.

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cfish2
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Registered: June 2010
Location: Eastern NC
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Sun June 17, 2012 16:25 Rating: 10.00 

Looks sweet Rod. Maybe you can nail a bear with it. Hey Whit, I was never a fan of hy viz either till I put one on my XDM 40 I use in competition. My times went way down and scores way up. Very quick to find!

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wapitirod
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Tillamook, Oregon
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Sun June 17, 2012 20:45

Whitworth, it is fairly tall and almost the same height as the factory. I have plenty of adjustment with it using the factory rear sight.

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Mon June 18, 2012 02:00

Which one is it, Rod? From where? I will order one. Thanks!

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wapitirod
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Mon June 18, 2012 16:42

the manufacture # is RB2008-G but here is the link to the Brownells page with them. It looks like they just bumped the price a few bucks too. http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=32357/Product/PISTOL-FRONT-SIGHTS
The brownells # is 638-000-118WB

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