Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The BFR in 45/70

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by rugerg, May 16, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rugerg

    rugerg Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Just looking for some info about this big revolver. Any info about reloading for it. Thanks.


    Benson.
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,573
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    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.

    Welcome to the forum...
     
  3. rugerg

    rugerg Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thank you Arch.




    Benson.
     
  4. osteodoc08

    osteodoc08 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,261
    I wonder what BFR stands for :evil:
     
  5. g_one

    g_one Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    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
     
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    11,450
    Location:
    TN
    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.
     
  7. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    251
    My advice is, make some fun loads for yourself and some special loads for company.

    null_zps54363f69.jpg
     
  8. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    20,936
    Location:
    Atlanta
    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.
     
  9. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,396
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    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
     
  10. FreddyKruger

    FreddyKruger Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Australia
    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?
     
  11. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,264
    Location:
    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
    get the 350 marlin cylinder with it also.cheaper than ordering it later
     
  12. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    34,113
    Location:
    Central PA
    If ever there was a cartridge & gun combination that cried out for Trailboss...
     
  13. nelsonal

    nelsonal Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    168
    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.
     
  14. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    34,113
    Location:
    Central PA
    You know, there's like several recent generations of shooter who just won't get that.
     
  15. firesky101

    firesky101 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,433
    Location:
    California
    I know about the BFG-9000, and the more recent BFG-10K. Perhaps we are speaking of the same thing?:D
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  16. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    34,113
    Location:
    Central PA
    Ahh yes.
     
  17. g_one

    g_one Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    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"
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 18, 2013
  18. 303tom

    303tom member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,059
    Location:
    Missouri
  19. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,573
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    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)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page