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switchbackkd
06-15-2012, 07:47 AM
looking at large pistol calibers Im looking at .475 Linebaugh .454 Casuall .500 wyoming express. Does any one have experince with any of theses.

Big Sky
06-15-2012, 08:19 AM
I would look hard at the 454 the great thing is that you can shoot 45 long colt out of it also to cut the cost of most target shooting in half. But you still have the 454 for when you need it.

Ikeepitcold
06-15-2012, 08:55 AM
What will you be using the pistol for? Hunting, protection

Drhorsepower
06-15-2012, 09:49 AM
Switchback, whenever I see these for sale, they always come with a new box of ammo that is missing either 3,6,9 bullets. If it is missing just three, the gun has only had one owner, 6 if the gun has had 2 owners, 9 if this is the 3rd owner, usually by then the gun finds a safe to look pretty in. Good luck, I hope you change your mind and so do your hands.

Bitterroot Bulls
06-15-2012, 10:17 AM
I am curious about the uses also. I have used the 454, and like it. I like it more shooting 45 colt out of it.

buckbull
06-15-2012, 11:33 AM
Switchback, whenever I see these for sale, they always come with a new box of ammo that is missing either 3,6,9 bullets. If it is missing just three, the gun has only had one owner, 6 if the gun has had 2 owners, 9 if this is the 3rd owner, usually by then the gun finds a safe to look pretty in. Good luck, I hope you change your mind and so do your hands.

A lot of humor in that message. A lot of truth too.

fortgeorgetaxidermy
06-16-2012, 08:22 AM
.41 mag...

switchbackkd
06-17-2012, 09:02 AM
What will you be using the pistol for? Hunting, protection

Both hunting and protection

switchbackkd
06-17-2012, 09:05 AM
I am curious about the uses also. I have used the 454, and like it. I like it more shooting 45 colt out of it. I do like the idea of shooting the 45 colt out of it. I read where you can shoot a 45 and 454 out of a SW 460. I dont like the the looks of the SW revolvers as much as Freedom Arms

Jerry
06-17-2012, 10:36 PM
I had the Ruger 454, shot it alot, with both 45 long colt and the 454! You must have a strong wrist and grip to shoot but it is more than manageable with practice

Edelweiss
06-19-2012, 04:15 PM
I concur on the 41 Magnum, it is the best of the magnum pistol cartridges.

We bought both the 460 and 500 Smith and Wesson X-Frame revolvers in the hunting models. I am very impressed with the 460, the 500 really is too much of a good thing. I would imagine that the 475 and 500 Wyoming Express in the Freedom pistol would be much more of a good thing, even though they are considerablly less powerful.

Smith's big 460 just works wonderfully and it really depends on where we end up moving next year but I might use it for the whole 2014 hunting season.

The only reason I am keeping the 500 is to shoot a bison in Wyoming or Custer state park when I get drawn. Beyond that I am not sure I will keep it afterward. To say the least it is too much of a good thing.

switchbackkd
06-19-2012, 06:06 PM
Does your 460 also shoot the 454 and 45. The 500s are allot. I know some guys who carry the 475 on the rugar conversion and they say they have allot of stopping power not as fast as 460.