I am going on a bear hunt to Maine in October, I have considered my FA but I have been planning the 500 Mag all along. I will use the FA this deer season though.MS Hitman said:Redhawk1,
I've hunted a bunch with my FAs and taken deer with them. I've not had a problem with cocking the revolver spooking them.
Not all 'yotes are blessed with that level of hearing. A few have fallen to my FAs as well.
Great I will practice that.palgeno said:Redhawk 1----there is a way to cock the Model 83 quietly. First cock in normal manner---do this well in advance---you have now advanced the cylinder ---then, with thumb controlling hammer, pull trigger back, holding hammer and slowly lower to half cock then release trigger---this is silent----now when ready to fire, hold hammer with thumb, pull trigger back and while keeping trigger back , move hammer to rear most position, hold hammer there and release trigger----you are now cocked again and since cylinder stays put, this, too is silent. Sounds difficult, but is not. Practice this manuver a few times and you will find it easy. One should always keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction whether cylinder is empty or full---just in case! (This does not work with my model 97 6 shot 22lr) pg