S7W 500 VS Magnum Res. BFR


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Big Kid
December 3, 2010, 10:32 PM
So I currently own a BFR in 500 S&W. Not quite happy with it. i seem to have some accuracy issues. I don't have issues with other rounds. This is my first Magnum research gun, and now I'm doing some research, as I should have before my purchase. I see a lot of mixed reviews as far as quality, not much on accuracy issues, the Smith and Wesson also has some deminishing reviews (I've read a lot here on the S&w) But I've not seen much comparing them. I need some real feed back from real people. I realize the BFR is about half the price so I'm not expecting it to be the same gun, but is it an 800 dollar gun. or have i truly walked blindly into a bad deal here?

P/S/ No ranges near me rent the X frame guns.. So I've not got to shoot one.

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captain awesome
December 4, 2010, 12:33 AM
Are your shots all over the place or do you notice a pattern? Have you fired any heavy recoiling revolvers before? You mentioned other rounds, not having any problems, but the 500 is a completely different animal than even the previously idolized 44 magnum(as you have probably realized at this point). I have heard of accuracy suffering because of the expected recoil. I was under the impression that the bfr's were high quality.
I can tell you my smith 500 is very accurate, more accurate than I am with quality ammunition. But I have never fired a bfr. I had the opportunity to examine one chambered in 45/70, and was unimpressed with the cylinder lockup. The gun was used though and quite obviously at that.

Big Kid
December 4, 2010, 01:25 AM
No doubt it's differant, I do have a 454 casull that I"m fair with, the gun seems to be of good quality, seems to be tight. I'm a southpaw and oddly my shots seem to pul to the right after 40 yards, but they are all over to the right of aim. I have no doubt I probably need to learn some more technigue I"m just questioning how much is my technique and how much is the gun. I didn't figure it would be a far stretch from my 454.

i might mention that the source of my questioning is my friend is a right handed shooter and the shots also pull right on him at around the same yardage.

Action_Can_Do
December 4, 2010, 04:03 PM
Many people have difficulty with heavy kicking handguns. I have some difficulty with heavy kicking single-action revolvers. BFRs are usually extremely accurate. I'm talking 3 inch groups at 100 yards accurate. Have you tried benching it? If your shots are pulling to the right it could be some misalignment with the sights.

Big Kid
December 4, 2010, 09:43 PM
Well bench shooting is the next step. I do feel better hearing that they can be that consistant out to 100 yards. Maybe it is just some getting used to, I have a Rueger in 454 that I"m fair with to 50 but the BFR is by far the heaviest ( In weight) hand gun I own with it's 8 inch barrel. I"m going to shoot it again tomorrow and I'll post what happens.

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