Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: -40F area Minn.
The stock design of the revolver or pistol is extremely important when you start shooting heavy recoil stuff.
I have shot several .454, several .45 five-shot, .475 linebaugh long, .450 Magnum Express.
The Linebaugh Long in a five shot Linebaugh modified Ruger really gets one attention but if you are ready for it, it really is just moves your arm a bit farther quicker than the other three.
The .450 Mag. Express lifts the revolver a good bit but did not hit your hand as hard.The problem is the cartridges seat on the case mouth and soon they slide pass the seat, so I parked it after a box and one-half.
Of the other two the .45 five-shot snapped the hardest but neither was some thing one could not get used to if one shot it often.
Now I have a Manurhin .357 that I do not like to shoot, genuinely unpleasant even with factory rubberized police stocks. Something in the action now needs fixing. I will sell it as soon as I get the part.
I also have .45 Win. Mag. and .50 AE Grizzlies.
The Win. Mag. is not difficult to shoot if your hand is large enough for the frame.
For the .50 AE I have dozens of handloads that shoot at a little over 1,200 fps, and are not bad at all to shoot, then I got a box of hunting loads, Speer and there was a world of difference.
After two magazines, it broke the wood stock on the left side and split open the skin between my finger and thumb.