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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ D View Post
    The Blackhawk Hunter in 44 Mag. Thing kicks like a mule on crack.
    Funny story. When my brother bought his, he brought it out to the hunting shack for me and our brother in law to shoot. I fired off 2 rounds and went to hand it to my brother in law, he refused to shoot it, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthAnsgar View Post
    BFR in 500s&w was one I definitely felt. Don't know if I would say it's painful, but it can put you on your rear if you're not ready for it.
    I bet that is a handful. Mine weighs like 48 oz and it’s a handful with warm loads. I bet that SAA style wasn’t the most pleasant.
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    Another vote for the 500 S&W in a BFR. I put five rounds through one and felt the recoil all the way up to my shoulder. Never had a handgun have that effect on me before the BFR. I've gotten bloody knuckles and bruises on the palm of my shooting hand from really hot loads .454 Casull territory out of my Old style Blackhawk in .45 Colt. As I was working up those loads I went through 150 rounds of them over a two day period. On those NAA .22 Mag mini revolvers, I've seen people use a two handed grip with them. Not so much the recoil as there isn't much grip to hold onto with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy View Post
    s&w model 296 "Air-Ti" 44 special with some old corbon loads and the original boot grips.......first time i ever laid a gun down and walked away after firing two rounds......could not bring myself to fire the last 3..........

    that combo needed better grips and a bit milder load to be tolerable.......
    I bet. Air weights have a place but not with a .44 round. I won’t even buy a .38 air weight let alone a .44. Buddy down the street was telling me some old lady brought her husbands.44 magnum snubby to his CCW class because her husband told her it was all about the “stopping power”. She fired 1 round out of it and he made her put it away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philmo11 View Post
    This is just a fun thread that, well, may help warn someone before they spend hard earned money on a revolver. Revolvers in general are not cheap, especially going the stainless route. I own some powerful derringers and revolvers but there are others out there that, because of design, weight or just brute power can prove to be a gun that you only want to shoot once.

    Ill start this off with my own Bond Arms Snake Slayer IV, 4.25” derringer chambered in 3” .410. Shooting .410 magnum 000 buck, it’s a knuckle buster. Had a friend over a couple weeks ago and had him try it and the trigger guard actually ripped his glove open at the knuckle. 2.5” .410 and .45 Colt are just fine to shoot. I doubt I’ll try a 3” slug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deputy View Post
    ,my understanding of the design is that the trigger guard can be removed for more comfort in shooting.......that might cure the problem......
    It can but it doesn’t do anything to help with the shooting. The frame still comes all the way down behind the trigger. The end of the trigger guard just seats in the end of the frame there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philmo11 View Post
    Wow, that sounds brutal!
    Eh, really my own fault. Was a great revolver, took my only elk with it and a few deer. Just a little tough developing loads. 260 grain bullets were the worst, 300 grain was not quite as violent. Used FA 260 grain jacketed flat nose with 35 grains H110...the Freedom Arms grip allowed the pistol to rotate slightly under recoil. Was a devil of a load; really accurate...definitely nothing to target shoot with...
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    That’s impressive. I may end up doing some revolver hunting next year. I’m a pretty good shot out to 60. I’ll work on it this summer. We have no elk so I’m jealous.

    I should rephrase that. I’m a pretty good shot with the 500 mag out to 60 but that’s a 4”. I get my hands on the 8” I’m sure it will improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philmo11 View Post
    I had never given a thought to an NAA 22 mag being that bad but I guess it is a tiny little thing. I had looked at one with a 6” barrel but haven’t jumped on it yet.

    I bet that 45-70 was just stupid powerful.

    I mainly load two different 45-70 loads and sometimes play with some others. One is a 500gr cast bullet but it's loaded down to Springfield trapdoor specs. Even though it's a fairly light load that 500gr bullet really gives it some kick. My other main load is a 350gr hollow point loaded to Marlin specs and that was fairly tame to shoot. Stouter load but lighter bullet was much easier to handle. neither were what i could call pleasant but they are fun. You can only shoot so many though and you certainly can't shoot it one handed....ever. Well i may have tried once. As far as the NAA i was pretty surprised when i first shot it. in .22 it's not too bad but in .22 mag it stings your hand pretty good. No real good way to hold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philmo11 View Post
    That’s impressive. I may end up doing some revolver hunting next year. I’m a pretty good shot out to 60. I’ll work on it this summer. We have no elk so I’m jealous.

    I should rephrase that. I’m a pretty good shot with the 500 mag out to 60 but that’s a 4”. I get my hands on the 8” I’m sure it will improve.
    I used to be a pretty fair handgun hunter, but my eyes are not effective for handgun sights anymore. Mostly I used .44 mag for several years until I could afford the Freedom Arms revolver, then I used it for a time. Handgun hunting is a lot of fun (a little more challenging at times) and really nice to have both hands free when on the move.

    My hunting revolvers were all 7” or more barrel to give optimum velocity and sight radius. If you go to an 8” it will surely help your down range accuracy too and give those big magnum cartridges a chance to effectively use all that powder.
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