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4 years 2 weeks ago, 5:57 AM

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50 cal for pistols

Saw a ad for one and wounded if this round is worth getting or can buy ammo years from now?

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 8:00 AM

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50 pistol

Well I certainly don't want one. I fired a few rounds of Buffalo bore 340 grain at 1450 fps for about 1600 ftlbs and thought..wow..I will never use anything more powerful than this in a handgun. I won't use these again unless grizly, polar, or brown bear hunting which isn't likely by the way....but a man can dream can't he? .it really was as much as I wanted. Wow..they are awesome. I do think they will be around though because they are making 50 specials that people can actually shoot without jarring their teeth. For people that must have the biggest or live in an area that has dangerous bears, or for folks that hunt really big animals I guess it has merit..but for me..a 44 magnum is plenty.. I think for long range pistol hunting though, the 460 magnum or the 445 super mag are very useful and more versatile than the 50.

4 years 2 weeks ago, 9:33 AM

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The Ruger Alaskan

in .454 with 2 & 1/2 inch barrel is as far as i go,although i have shot a .500 a couple times,nope.But a good ported barrel helps a lot.
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4 years 2 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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LBC deranged?

There is no way you can call you mind deranged...at least not on this site!!!

Bravo my man, BRAVO

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 10:04 AM

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true the bar here is pretty high.....

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4 years 1 week ago, 9:25 AM

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 2 weeks ago, 10:23 AM

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version of 50 caliber??

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 11:07 AM

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50 cal glock?

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

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could get out of the Glock pool,they haul me back in,damn i want i want.

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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or dose it mater? TY

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 12:55 PM

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use these as a baseline to judge all others....happy judging.

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4 years 1 week ago, 3:27 PM

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heh, judging

Yeah, I plan on judging them tonight.

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 1:40 PM

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.50 GI/45 acp

i dont know alot about the 50,but i remembered hearing allot of hype,and then it was kinda gone.dosnt it perform similarly to a 45 acp anyway?am i wrong?

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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Jat 50 GI.

Yes it is a higher power factor and more energy moving a 300 grain bullet 700 -725 fps or 875 – 900 fps with little change in recoil from a standard or defense .45 ACP respectively.

But for anywhere between $33.00 - $43.00 for 20 rounds, who in hell wants to shoot it?

That is $1.65 a round for target ammo and $2.15 for defense rounds... and that is cheap for 50 GI.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 2 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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OOOOOOCH! thats quite

OOOOOOCH! thats quite expensive.

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4 years 1 week ago, 4:45 PM

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Desert Eagle

had a 50 cal some years ago ( I got to handle one not shoot as I aint dat num) was very big to handle with my hands and was very heavy as I remember.

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4 years 1 week ago, 5:13 PM

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my brother has a .50 desert eagle,its fun,powerful and his never had problems,but its like holding a brick...hes prob gona have it for sale soon actualy if anyone knows someone that may be interested.

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4 years 1 week ago, 5:51 PM

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44 automag
45 Winchester Magnum

going to shoot a 475 Widley Magnum and a Grizzly 45 Winmag here in the near future.

The 44 Automag was nicer to shoot than a model 29 - 44 Magnum because it is actually designed along the recoil system of a Howitzer, The Widley 45 Winmag has an adjustable gas system it recoils but is not harsh.

the 475 is the same make as the Widley 45 Winmag and also has an adjustable gas system so will be a harsher than the 45 version but still not too bad.

It's the Lar Custom Grizzle 1911 45 Winmag that I'm not so sure about.
Probably hit like a freaking Moose

The 475 Widley Magnum has taken Buffalo and other Large game used by Pistol hunters.

475 Wildey Magnum Reloading Data
Bullet (grs.) Powder / (grs.) MV ME Source
250 SP Blue Dot / 21.0 1850 1900 Wildey, Inc.
300 SP Blue Dot / 18.0 1610 1727 Wildey, Inc.

I bet this one could stop a motor without breaking a sweat...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 1 week ago, 5:58 PM

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im not so into huge pistols myself.told my bro he was buying a novelty when he got the thing.now he hates buying ammo cause its hard to find and expensive.the big handgun i want is a .44 mag vaquero,but they dont make it in 44mag anymore since they changed the frame.just thought it would be a cool gun (cowboy look) big bear stoping power for when im in the woods.and can use 44 spcl ammo too.

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4 years 1 week ago, 6:13 PM

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44 is more pratical...

to me also

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 1 week ago, 6:15 PM

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oops, DINNER! c-ya!

... FOOD ...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 1 week ago, 6:22 PM

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yummy

enjoy post some pics

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4 years 1 week ago, 9:02 AM

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heavies

--.45 Win Mag Grizzly. A local range used to have one of these for rent when I was a kid. Unpleasant to shoot, even with a compensator. Too-large grip for me as well.

--.50AE Desert Eagle.CLOWN SHOES. 5-lb pistol, finicky as hell (goes for every DE I've briefly owned or shot). I range I taught at had DEs for rent and they were very maintenance intensive, picky with ammo, and about as unergonomic as modern pistols get.

--.500SW. Some goober brought a 4" version to a local ATK gel lab. I was actually impressed with the Winchester ammo used (can't recall type/weight).....even from the comped short tube it expanded nicely and of course penetrated like a heavy rifle. Still too much gun for me---NOTHING is worth seeing/doing if I *need* one of these to deal with the local wildlife. Same reason I don't swim where great whites are known to feed/congregate. The CorBon specials are neat, but still pricey.

--.460SW. Have only shot a couple, but this thing is what handgun hunting is all about. It's basically a revolving rifle, with plenty of distance and power to make it a step above almost every other hunting handgun. The 460SW really makes the pistol/rifle cartridge designation blurry, although without the standard long barrel you lose significant capability. LOUDDDDD.

--.308 SASS. This thing was ridiculous. Basically a single-shot 15" .308 on a 1911 frame. I shot it exactly 3 times, and aside from looking cool in The Professional, I can't think of any good reason for it to exist. A 15" .308 reduces the cartridges effeciency a good bit, and whatever I was shooting had the most grotesquely bright muzzle flash I think I've seen in a 'handgun'. EAA imported something similar called the THOR.

4 years 1 week ago, 9:23 AM

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There is a guy who is selling four different Thompson single shot rifle caliber pistols here local. The adds have ran for almost 7 months now and evidently no one is interested. Not too many places to go Hunting down here with a Pistol like that. He must have moved here from some place where they is open range?

I've been offered to shoot one before and didn't have time to stop and try it. Afterward I ran into the guy again on the range and told him thanks but no.

Yeah, I kind of think the Grizzly is bound to be nasty, I mean the Widley has the Gas Valve you can adjust down until it doesn't cycle and then back one turn. I mean it will push you back if your not thinking about what your shooting and do not use correct mechanics. But it isn't a mean nasty thing to fire...

Been wondering about the 475 too a bit, it's relatively slow but I'm not sure the Gas System bleeds out as much recoil as the 45 winmag does.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 1 week ago, 7:46 PM

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.50 Caliber Pistols

.50's are alright in pistols but they arent for every day use in my view. Just something to show to ya friends and shoot over weekends. I would like a desert eagle with a 10 inch barrel but not in .50 maybe .44 or .357. The S&W .500 seems like a fun pistol and it suits my tastes as a revolver fan but not something I would carry or shoot every day.

Bit of advice here. .50's are just wall hangers to me. Maybe shoot once in a while but not to shoot or carry. If ya have them dont brag like ya are the big kahuna of the neighborhood and dont Rambo them either. Just enjoy once in a while shooting with them and just put them on display at ya home behind glass or in a crush velvet lined box.

By the way ammo aint cheap for them so I revise my comment to "Shoot them every other weekend" Better yet limit it to twice a month maybe?

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