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Old 10-26-2010, 06:03 AM
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Interested in buying one, anyone have any experience with this gun and possible loads that would be comfortable to shoot.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:35 AM
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Do you mean BFR? The BFRs in 45-70 is a very accurate revolver at least the ones that I know off are.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:57 AM
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The BFR in .45/70 is a great revolver! Every one I have shot has been exceedingly accurate and the aren't abusive on the shooter even loaded hot. Great bang for the buck.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:45 AM
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The BFR revolvers are well made and are basically a Super Blackhawk with a long cylinder and frame. The choice of caliber is somewhat debatable though. You can more than duplicate the ballistics of the 45/70 with a .454. That and you can also shoot .45lc out of a 454 where you are stuck with the 45/70. The rifle powder in a 45/70 just doesnt have enough barrel to burn completely allowing you to get everything out of it. The .454 uses pistol powder and it burns much faster giving you greater ballistics out of a shorter barrel. Do some quick research on the velocities and energy tables for both calibers and make your descision.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:19 PM
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we shot many rounds from a friend's 10" 45/70 BFR. it loved my guide gun load: 525g beartooth bullet over H322 for 1310 fps from the revolver. That's a low pressure load that will not damage a gun and doesn't generate anything like the 454 type pressures. I am fairly certain that that load from that gun will double punch anything that walks the Americas or the taiga.

you own a pretty large patch of ground with that load...

the only thing I wonder about with the BFRs is some calibers have very long cylinders with short rounds, making for a pretty hefty jump to the forcing cone, sorta like the judge series of taurus revolvers. I've never seen any accuracy issues quantified, but it does make me wonder.

the BFR is a wonderful gun, more so when loaded up with a loaded down 45/70 round giving you true buffalo gun ballistics.

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:52 AM
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we shot many rounds from a friend's 10" 45/70 BFR. it loved my guide gun load: 525g beartooth bullet over H322 for 1310 fps from the revolver. That's a low pressure load that will not damage a gun and doesn't generate anything like the 454 type pressures. I am fairly certain that that load from that gun will double punch anything that walks the Americas or the taiga.

you own a pretty large patch of ground with that load...

the only thing I wonder about with the BFRs is some calibers have very long cylinders with short rounds, making for a pretty hefty jump to the forcing cone, sorta like the judge series of taurus revolvers. I've never seen any accuracy issues quantified, but it does make me wonder.

the BFR is a wonderful gun, more so when loaded up with a loaded down 45/70 round giving you true buffalo gun ballistics.

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Grizz, but Magnum Research also builds a "normally sized" revolver as well. I think they are a great buy!
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:47 AM
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we shot many rounds from a friend's 10" 45/70 BFR. it loved my guide gun load: 525g beartooth bullet over H322 for 1310 fps from the revolver. That's a low pressure load that will not damage a gun and doesn't generate anything like the 454 type pressures. I am fairly certain that that load from that gun will double punch anything that walks the Americas or the taiga.

you own a pretty large patch of ground with that load...

the only thing I wonder about with the BFRs is some calibers have very long cylinders with short rounds, making for a pretty hefty jump to the forcing cone, sorta like the judge series of taurus revolvers. I've never seen any accuracy issues quantified, but it does make me wonder.

the BFR is a wonderful gun, more so when loaded up with a loaded down 45/70 round giving you true buffalo gun ballistics.

Regards,

Grizz

Nothing at all like the Judge. As long as the leads in the cylinder are cut correctly there is no adverse affects in accuracy that I have observed. The Judge has accuracy problems because the leads are too large in diameter for the 45 caliber bullet becuse the cylinder is chamber for the 410 shot shell
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