Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Texas
Re: Big-Ugly....It`s back
It's a "Good Thing"! If any of you have seen the energy available from the .45 Colt cartridge in a weapon 'up to speed', for it, you will agree it is awesome; the limitation on performance for this round exists because of the single action Colt revolver that it was first chambered in!
Put the case in a Freedom Arms Revolver, or the old Winchester Trapper(1982), that's in my rack, and the rules for loading, and the external ballistics, change, dramatically! About 15 % more 'Juice' than is available from the .44 Mag, at Max loads for that cartridge, and not really working much, to do it.
Like Freedom, Taurus has put the locking bolt cuts between, instead of over, the cylinder bores, by going to a five shot cylinder; by stertching the frame and the cylinder, they accomodate the .410 case, as well.
Loaded with five rounds of #9 shot, ought to make a fine house gun! Anything that does not fall to the shot loads, will likely burn, from the muzzle flash!
FWIW, "Big-Ugly", to some, is "Large, soft, warm, and satisfying", to others.
Case in point: A couple of friends and I drove to New Mexico, a few years ago, for the Mule Deer season, and, of course, Murphy kicked in, almost at once. I packed a .40 Sharps single shot, to hunt, and a .375 H&H, bolt gun, as a spare rifle; when Larry saw my ammo box, for the two, the abuse started, over 'Elephant guns'.
Murphy's 'If it can go wrong, it will' Law kicked in almost immediately, with Larry's .06 fogging the scope almost as quickly as the snow started.
I offered him the .375, to hunt with, and told him to shoot just as he would with the .06, but expect a bit more recoil.
He dumped his deer at 380 yds, across a canyon, with a single shot, that morning, and has been quite contrite, since.
He now owns two "Elephant guns", in that caliber!
That's what I call "Large, soft, warm, and satisfying"
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry