I hafta ask. How is the recoil of the big Super Redhawk .454? The most potent thing I've fired is a 6" .41 Magnum, and I thought that was a pussycat. But .454 is in another league altogether.
September 8, 2005, 02:51 PM
NC - recoil is very stout - probably it is the heaviest recoiling cannon I have. The BFR by comparison is more than assertive but has a slightly slower ''push'' feel - a consequence of a lower pressure round mainly, and weight of gun. The .454 is a rapid and more harsh recoil.
The SRH is plenty heavy too and the long tube helps I think but - the top loads for .454 are probably close to SAAMI 65,000 - whereas 45-70 in BFR even if hot, is probably sub 35,000.
I have found that maybe only one in five folks who try the .454 want another shot! It is not for everyone at all but that said - it won't kill ya, unless you are on the wrong end! :D
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