Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Samb1611, Jun 13, 2020.
Get a rifle.
At 200 yards, despite some gun writer claims of downing big game at 700 yards, that was a matter of either dumb luck or smart typing. Get a rifle.
At 200 yards, you're not in much danger from any critter unless that critter is using a rifle back at you. Get a rifle.
As much as I hate catchphrases, this one comes to mind: "The only purpose for a handgun is to fight your way to a rifle." Not 100% true, but it comes to mind.
Get a rifle.
Single Action Proboard. There are shooters over there that have actual experience in this area with those revolvers.
I have a 6" .454 Field Grade FA83 that I bought in the late 80s. It's a very accurate revovler - here are a few targets
Those targets are rested at 25 yds. I've shot groups on paper out to 100 yds that measured in the 2 - 3" range but never took any pictures.
Have shot the gun out to 400 yds on large steel plates and with a rest and optics it's more than capable, but you do need a spotter. A 300gr bullet at 1,600 fps and zeroed at 125 yds is never more than 3" above or below the point of aim out to 150 yds.
Here's a picture of my old FA83 with a J Point red dot. I've found that as I get older, my grip strength has deteriorated a bit and the Pachmayr's help me control the recoil a bit better. For longer distances, the Red Dot makes a big difference for age challenged eyes.
I doubt you can go wrong with either, if weight isn't a consideration.
I do not own a BFR but they are on my shot list, likely in 50JRH. They are a excellent handgun but the FAs are better in my mind.
Ummmmmmm.................he doesn't want a rifle.
He wants a revolver.
He didn't ask for the best tool to shoot something past 100 yards with. He asked specific questions about two particular revolvers, both of which are capable of doing what he wants to do with them.
He's not "asking too much" of them.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who can hit what they're aiming at at past 200 yards with a revolver.
The best person I can think of to weigh in on this is @MaxP. I'll tag him here. I know he has a lot of experience with both platforms, and has real world knowledge of both.
I bet I can guess his answer, maybe...
@MaxP is a true expert though and his opinion is held extremely highly by me and many others.
I want a bfr cause they're awesome.
I have a FA and it is awesome.
10" in 454 casull. It's more accurate than I am.
That said, my ruger (I know you don't want to know) in 454 is freaking awesome too...just saying.
I will put BFRs against FAs in a test of accuracy any day of the week including Sunday. The BFR is also a precision built machine but unlike the FA, it has a transfer bar and can be safely carried with a full cylinder.
My next revolver is going to be a bfr, with 99% certainty. That 1% snuck up on me the past 2 times I was about to plunk my money down on some bfr goodness. I won't let it happen again, hopefully.
I screwed up on that one, sorry. No excuse, Sir.
No problem, thank you
Small point as I know we're talking FA83s for the .454, but the FA97's do have a transfer bar safety.
Been there. The 1% that keeps me from a pair of BFR's (one in 460 S&W and one in 45-70) are the "bucket list" guns. Case and point is my 4.2" 357 mag SP101 that I pick up on Thursday or Friday. The 45-70 BFR would have been ordered to pick up just after the 4th of July until I stumbled across a good deal on the SP.
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