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Discussion in 'Big Bore Rifles' started by Michael458, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Michael458

    Michael458 Active Member

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    LOL.........

    Hey guys, Stop Liking, and start adding............ I am the only one with anything to say?

    HEH.............At the end of all threads, I see my name? Come now, surely you have more questions or can add some big bores of your own too..............
     
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    Infamous1 Purty good lookin in the dark Supporting Member

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    I started a thread on my .450 BM couple of weeks ago before the big bore section opened (mods feel free to move it) and got like two responses. I am not the sharpest bulb in the drawer but I know when to sit down and let the grown-ups talk.
     
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  4. Michael458

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    Bring it over here, we can talk about it for sure. Don't know much about the 450, but I know the bullets..............And can use some help. LOL........ Seems big bores are a mystery here, we will take the mystery out, and everyone will have one or 10 before we finish.... HEH HEH
     
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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I just moved it.
     
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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Mike, I think everyone is just enjoying your input and pictures. I will have to say that I'm just a little bit surprised at the members that own, or have owned, big bore rifles.
     
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  7. Michael458

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    Geezer... good I hope all will enjoy, no doubt. I just hate to be the only one posting something, hogging the whole thing...........I like input......... There has to be a lot of 45/70 guys out there, along with some other big bore cartridges
    and rifles. Maybe just not used to having a place for those yet. Much of my stuff is the B&M cartridges, that is what I have been doing for near 15 years now. I have done some load data, pressure data with the new bullets in 458 Lott, 416 Remington, 458 Win, and 45/70 as well.......... But other than that, there has not been a conventional cartridge to the field since 2005.......... I don't want it to become the B&M Big Bore Thread, so I hope some of the other guys will jump in too. We have someone with the 45/70 and you with the 458 Win started, I know there are more................ I love to talk bullets too........ after all, Bullets do all the heavy lifting in the end.................

    M
     
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    Infamous1 Purty good lookin in the dark Supporting Member

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    I know I was kind of upset when I showed up to the pig party with my old .270 and not my .450. I honestly feel it cost me at least one pig maybe two. It was my fault sure, but i think the .450 would have bridged my lack of knowlege on shot placement with a huge hole/ impact and animal recovery would have become a non issue.
     
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    DrPhudd Joe thinks I'm clever

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    I for one have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your posts so far, Michael. I've entertained the idea to convert either an incomplete FR8 to 358 Win or 45 Raptor or a project SMLE I picked up to something in 45 caliber.
    So far, resources and time keep me at the thinking stage, for now...


    *edited because I got confuzzled

    Sent from notthedroidyourelookingfor
     
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    Michael, there are other parts of the forum....
     
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    Howland Your daily dose of snark

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    Well I guess my .338LM is not tall enough to get on this ride, but that isn't really why I'm here.

    I'm just burning with curiosity to know what @Michael458 and @Geezer did to almost get this whole section shut down in the space of twelve minutes. o_O
     
  13. Michael458

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    Howland........ Yes, I am honestly kinda guilty, I don't view 338 anything big bore, and even worse, 375 as well. It might be tall, but it really needs to be a little "wider" to make at least .400 caliber, in my mind set. Do remember I am a bit of a "Caliber Snob"...... especially in a Big Bore Section. In our forum Big Bore starts at .400 and up. Medium is from 338-375 and so forth on down.............
     
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    Michael, there are other parts of the forum....




    Yes, I concur. Now I kinda screwed myself with the Big Bore Section, I have some rat rifles that I would like to show, but there is no where to put Rat guns? You know, like various 338s, and 308s and such........... HEH......

    I want to get over the AR section and we talk about 300 BLK, 7.62X40, 358 MGP and a few other things I have been playing with...............

    The big bore bullets that we worked on, designed and tested here were so good, this technology was taken right on down to 223 caliber as well, there would be a lot to talk about in some area about bullet tech and how to enhance even rat guns. Over the last couple of years I have had a passion for the 300 BLK and 7.62X40, but because of a special bullet we use for them.... Enhance the cartridge, with Bullet Tech. This is not just lab and range work anymore, these are very well proven in the field......... But not sure exactly where to start such threads? I am a newbie, lots to learn I think.............. HEH...............

    I even have a few handguns that I play with from time to time as well....... I see a handgun section so that should not be a big issue for me........

    Reloading, well, I prefer to call it Hand Loading, we view that as Science, and treat it as such. We love Hand Loading, and do a heck of a lot. We love testing things. We love doing pressures, we have the finest equipment available for doing all sorts of specialized loading. Bullet tech and Load data and pressure data is our game................ So at some point, I want to look at the "Reloading" section as well.

    We will be looking at everything......... You guys may regret it however... HEH.................

    Thanks.......[/QUOTE]
     
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    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    Classic Firearms has a giveaway for a Barrett M82 A1. That bore broad enough?
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Michael,
    Jump in anywhere.
    You'll find this forum is open for comments from all the members on any subject heading wither it has a listing or not.
     
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    Yeah, that makes the grade bore wise, but the bullets ain't worth a damn.... HEH.......... Anyone ever seen how many Easter Peeps a 50 can penetrate? Its hilarious and the number is not too many before that big FMJ goes off course.
    But I know where you can get some good bullets..........Too much gun for me to tote around. Maybe mount in the back of the truck, now that would be good to me..........Definitely Big Bore.......

    Friend of mine just won some sort of record, ELR Match, 2118 yards, 416 Barrett, custom built thing, 40 inch barrel, shooting 550 gr CEB Lazers at 3200 fps. Gun looks like it weighs in about 25 lbs or more...... All above my pay grade..
     
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    I'm no recoil junkie, so my experience with big bores is limited to my .45-70 Guide Gun. I haven't had to run from an elephant in 17 years & no plans on being that close to one again, so it's all the big bore 'entertainment' I want.

    A big bore AR would be fun, though. I'd love a .358MGP, but the barrels & dies have gotten so stinkin' expensive. Plus the PRI mags & modding them. I'm thinkin' pretty seriously about a .357AR, after picking up my Ruger .357Max. 180gr & 200gr at ~2000fps ought to be a whole lot of fun.
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I couldn't resist Liking the OP... :D
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I have never had any interest in Big Bore calibers. Biggest rifles I choot are 308, 41 mag and 45 Colt... all pretty tame. Used to have a Rossi 92 Trapper in 480 Ruger, that was a Thumper, and lotsa fun! I have two scoped pistols in 41 mag and 45 Colt. Every time I shoot a 45-70 rifle I regret it. So, I am hoping to learn something new next Friday, when I visit Conway.
     
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    Don't count those lever guns or other rifles in 45 Colt, 480 or what have you short. When South Africa Outlawed the hand guns for travelers such as myself, I carried my little Winchester M94 in 45 Colt, loaded with 8 rounds of heavy loads, it would have been serious medicine. It also made a good camp gun in wilderness areas such as Zimbabwe and Tanzania as well. Right handy to have around................Many times I found myself much comforted to have it in hand.
     
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    LIAR!!!!!!!!!! Above your "interest" grade.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    My Guide Gun's actually pleasant to shoot with the Rem 405gr 'Trapdoor' load. That basic load almost decimated the American bison & I reckon it'll put 2 big holes in any creature I'm likely to encounter on this continent.

    Didn't even think to include my .41Mag Henry in the big bore rifle category. Silly fun to shoot & practically negligible recoil. .41 from a pistol has been known to make 2 holes in moose & elk, so I oughtta be okay with my little 16.5" carbine. I didn't see the velocity increase I expected from pistol to rifle, but I'm chalking that up to 2400 burning too fast to take advantage of the barrel length. I want to try some 4227 under those 240gr Keiths & see how they do.
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    My Guide Gun is a Marlin 336D in 35 Remington... it's my goto hunting rifle. Very similar load to 41 magnum.

    With my 41 mag Trapper, I like to use the same load as what my revolvers eat. I don't try to get more out of it.
     
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    I'd love a .35Rem. A 16.5" or 18.5" with a red dot sight would be the ultimate woods gun.

    My intent is to use the same load in both the Ruger & the Henry. I'm averaging 1270fps with 240gr Keiths over 16.2gr of 2400 from the Ruger & was expecting more of a velocity increase from the Henry (1440fps). The Ruger is still soft shooting with that load, with sooty cases that fall out of the cylinder. Next range trip, I'll bring a batch at 16.5gr & 17gr of 2400 & see how they do.

    I'm still exploring what the .41 will do. I'm liking 4227 in my .357Max so far & am curious how it'll do in .41. Also wanting to try out some 265gr & 280gr boolitz.
     
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    My 336D 35 has 18" barrel. 13" mag tube, Trijicon 1-4X scope...

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
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    I shoot 45/70 in a Sismese Mauser, but my real big bore is a 69cal Macon.
     
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    First real big bore experience was with an Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf uppered M4 a friend had when they first came out, the next real big bore experience I had was with my father's H&R Calvary Model Trapdoor a few years ago.
    As of today I have my first real big bore rifle, an 1895CB
     
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