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Old 05-06-2020, 03:25 AM
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Yes I think I want one pretty bad. What do you guys think ? Hot Gat or Fudd Crap ?

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$3K. Interesting. I'm thinking the 460 S&W would be more useful in the long run. 8+# is a heavy gun to lug around.
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I have a Thompson Center rifle in 500 s&w and a revolver. I love them and shot them often and they kick hard. Keep in mind that you will get sore and they eat rounds that cost $2-$4 each. If you can afford it and really want it than get it.

I would suggest the Thompson Center as it is far cheaper than the Big Horn and unless you are well off you might not shot it much.
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I am an avid .44 mag shooter. The .500 is a neat step up but if your going to shoot it to proficiency your going to have to load yer own so you can add these to the price of the rifle on a continuing basis...


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Big Horn Armory is right down the road from me. Their guns are Excellent and Elegant. If I could afford one I would definitely have them put one together for me in 460 S&W.
FWIW, I find the .500 more of a 'bragging rights' cartridge. The 460 is flatter shooting and I find it to be more versatile. The variety of bullet weights, powder charges and compatible calibers make it the reloader's dream. 45 Colt and even 454 Casull's are downloads like using a 38 Special in a 357 mag. Be warned, I've not tried the 500 in a carbine, but the 460 kicks like a 300 Win Mar in a 20" bbl Thompson Encore.
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Yes I think I want one pretty bad. What do you guys think ? Hot Gat or Fudd Crap ?

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Fudd Gat

It's an answer to a question nobody was really needing an answer for.

But if you want a Dangerous game pistol/rifle combo, it is one of them at the top of the list.
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Big Horn Armory is right down the road from me. Their guns are Excellent and Elegant. If I could afford one I would definitely have them put one together for me in 460 S&W.
FWIW, I find the .500 more of a 'bragging rights' cartridge. The 460 is flatter shooting and I find it to be more versatile. The variety of bullet weights, powder charges and compatible calibers make it the reloader's dream. 45 Colt and even 454 Casull's are downloads like using a 38 Special in a 357 mag. Be warned, I've not tried the 500 in a carbine, but the 460 kicks like a 300 Win Mar in a 20" bbl Thompson Encore.
They make a 454 and I think a 460 too.

They are pricey for sure BUT man that’s a gun I could leave my grandkids someday.
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Yes I think I want one pretty bad. What do you guys think ? Hot Gat or Fudd Crap ?

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Fudd Gat

It's an answer to a question nobody was really needing an answer for.

But if you want a Dangerous game pistol/rifle combo, it is one of them at the top of the list.
Of the question is a gun that would shoot a griz in heavy brush , I think that’s an answer. Also if you want to kill a moose or buffalo. And it looks fairly light.
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saw a used Winchester African in 416 Weatherby magnum on consignment for $2,300. Would do the job better, kick the same, weigh about as much, shoot further, reload faster, and be about the same cost to shoot.

But leverguns are wicked cool looking, and Big Horn guns are tops.
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Of the question is a gun that would shoot a griz in heavy brush , I think that’s an answer. Also if you want to kill a moose or buffalo. And it looks fairly light.
Yep and so would the 500 Linebaugh, 45.70, 450 Marlin, 460, 454, 44 Mag. It’s a big bore lever action that will easily handle dangerous game anywhere they decide to be dangerous. With the right bullet, you could hunt most of Africa’s dangerous game.

The question is, does it’s cost and massive recoil justify it over the other choices. The 460 is a better choice, IMHO, over the 500 for a variety of reasons...but that’s just me.

I’m sure they will have a tough time keeping them in stock.
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A 45-70 is very similar in rifle ballistics with better sectional density
Get a Marlin or Henry 45-70
And a BFR .45-70
And keep the change and blow things to pieces and save a bundle

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Of the question is a gun that would shoot a griz in heavy brush , I think thatís an answer. Also if you want to kill a moose or buffalo. And it looks fairly light.
It's not really an improvement over a 12 GA slug for bears in brush.

Moose aren't hard to kill, and buffalo can be killed with many other cartridges too.

If you want more expense and more recoil, those are it's main "advantages".
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A 45-70 is very similar in rifle ballistics with better sectional density
Get a Marlin or Henry 45-70
And a BFR .45-70
And keep the change and blow things to pieces and save a bundle
Easier to find ammo and brass as well.
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