The BFR in 45/70


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rugerg
May 16, 2013, 04:05 AM
Just looking for some info about this big revolver. Any info about reloading for it. Thanks.


Benson.

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ArchAngelCD
May 16, 2013, 04:30 AM
That is a strong revolver so any 45-70 load within SAAMI pressure limits is perfectly safe to shoot in a BFR.

To save your wrists I suggest a 300gr JHP or 300gr JSP @ either Trapdoor or levergun pressures. IMR4198, H4198 or AA5744 are all good choices for powder.

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rugerg
May 16, 2013, 04:36 AM
Thank you Arch.




Benson.

osteodoc08
May 16, 2013, 06:41 PM
I wonder what BFR stands for :evil:

g_one
May 16, 2013, 09:21 PM
I'm really interested in those BFRs. If I can ever talk myself and my checking account into buying one, I've got it narrowed down to either the 30-30 (because I own a 30-30 rifle) or the .454 Casull just because the chamber will be a lot shorter than on the 30-30 or 45/70 variants

22-rimfire
May 16, 2013, 10:23 PM
I was pretty turned off to BFR (Biggest Finest Revolver) when they first came out and mostly in 45-70. At the time, I just couldn't see a rational to buy such a beast. I have since gotten more experience and I own a 475/480 BFR. The long cylinders still kind of turn me off, but I could see getting one with a long cylinder in the future.

Fatdaddy
May 17, 2013, 07:59 AM
My advice is, make some fun loads for yourself and some special loads for company.

http://i693.photobucket.com/albums/vv297/lowangz/null_zps54363f69.jpg (http://s693.photobucket.com/user/lowangz/media/null_zps54363f69.jpg.html)

JShirley
May 17, 2013, 08:04 AM
They're definitely a whole lot of revolver. I have yet to shoot any .454 in mine. The warmish Colt loads were fun enough, for the moment- and got the entire range's attention.

kBob
May 17, 2013, 09:09 AM
I once knew and NCO in my Infantry outfit that had a jeweler make up a qualification shingle to wear under his Bolo Badge that had "BFR" on it rather than "rifle" or "Small Bore" or whatever. In his case it meant "Big (ahem...Flying) Rock" a favorite Infantry weapon since day one. Odd sense of humor but a great NCO.

-kBob

FreddyKruger
May 17, 2013, 11:27 AM
Ive been thinking of getting one "just because". I'm looking for something to shoot big bore silhouette matches with, and im someone who would rather get something different to all the Super Blackhawks... (not that i dont want one of them too)

Whats the issue with the long cylinder? Just not into the idea of a rifle cartridge out of a revolver?

dprice3844444
May 17, 2013, 11:29 AM
get the 350 marlin cylinder with it also.cheaper than ordering it later

Sam1911
May 17, 2013, 12:08 PM
If ever there was a cartridge & gun combination that cried out for Trailboss...

nelsonal
May 17, 2013, 09:15 PM
I wonder what BFR stands for :evil:
Big, fine revolver?
Bodacious, fantastic revolver?
Bad, favored revolver?
Biological, forceful revolver?

In any case the name would seem to carry more than a passing resemblance to the classic BFG-3000, so perhaps they'd have more information about the acronym.

Sam1911
May 17, 2013, 10:22 PM
... the classic BFG-3000You know, there's like several recent generations of shooter who just won't get that.

firesky101
May 17, 2013, 10:34 PM
You know, there's like several recent generations of shooter who just won't get that.
I know about the BFG-9000, and the more recent BFG-10K. Perhaps we are speaking of the same thing?:D

Sam1911
May 17, 2013, 10:52 PM
Ahh yes.

g_one
May 18, 2013, 12:19 AM
While I think 'Big <deleted> Revolver' is what they're obviously implying, it started out (according to their website) as "Big Frame Revolver", but lately they (Magnum Research) have been referring to it as the "Biggest, Finest Revolver"

303tom
May 18, 2013, 12:51 AM
This is a buddy shooting his BFR, makes my .45-70 seem like a cap gun.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGKZW4AX5YQ

ArchAngelCD
May 18, 2013, 02:24 AM
The first BFR I saw close up and handles was chambered in 450 Marlin. That sucker was a bear to shoot but as bad as I expected and for sure a lot of fun. Of course the 45-70 is extremely similar to the 450 Marlin and probably just as much fun to shoot. (with factory ammo)

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