Big-Bore Revolvers by Max Prasac

By Max Prasac

Is greater greater? You guess it's, while it is a big-bore revolver!

Big-Bore Revolvers bargains a one-stop source for the wheelgun beginner to the hardened veteran and everybody in among. With in-depth insurance of business and wildcat calibers and their effectiveness, theoretical and genuine program of terminal ballistics and a close examine state-of-the-art on hand revolver systems, this can be the main complete publication ever released at the topic.

Inside you will find:

  • A one-stop source for every little thing you will have and want to understand approximately big-bore revolvers
  • Foreword by way of Dick Casull, sleek big-bore revolver pioneer and father of the cartridge that consists of his name--the well-known .454 Casull
  • A complete examine dozens of outsized cartridges, their designers and ballistics
  • Detailed descriptions of the power-house revolvers which can deal with big-bore loads--even in the event you can't!
  • More than 250 full-color pictures, highlighting cartridge comparisons, the revolvers themselves, and the massive and hazardous video game which are no fit for the devastating energy of those firearms.
  • And a lot, a lot more!

With a unique examine the pioneers in the back of the big-bore revolution, and hunt tales as monstrous because the weapons and cartridges themselves, this is often one publication each handgun lover and hunter may want to learn disguise to hide. Authored by means of big-bore revolver aficionado Max Prasac, and with collaboration from John Parker and Jack Huntington, of the main authoritative names in big-bore revolver circles, this compendium of proof, heritage and first-hand studies in the back of the attractions fills a long-vacant niche.

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This is a good, relatively flat-shooting cartridge for thin-skinned game and another good choice for the neophyte. 375 SuperMag is worth mentioning in this discussion. Another in the series of Elgin Gates’ creations, this is a really fine round that, unfortunately, never caught on. 414 SuperMag. 375 SuperMag was quite the performer, yet known for its relatively light recoil, flat trajectories, and good knock-down power in metallic silhouette matches. S. Arms were the only manufacturers of revolvers to offer guns in this specialized caliber.

Only Dan Wesson offered revolvers chambered in this special cartridge, a gun based on the maker’s stretched frame. Shooting Impressions: This is a round that can be loaded to fairly obnoxious levels, particularly with heavy (300-plus-grain) bullets. 44 Magnum. 45 COLT Born in 1873, this old blackpowder warhorse never seems to get its just due. 45 Colt as the Rodney Dangerfield of big-bore handgun rounds. Rarely is it loaded to potential from the factory, because of the number of older revolvers in circulation that are incapable of handling the higher pressure modern smokeless loads that would most likely reduce them to shrapnel.

414 was originally intended for competition in metallic silhouette. 41 Magnum fodder. 44 Magnum. 44 Magnum. Still a viable performer when loaded correctly, this cartridge is a great big-bore alternative for the recoil-sensitive, as its low pressure delivers relatively mild recoil impulses. 16 inches. 44 Magnum-chambered revolvers. This cartridge does indeed make for a great defensive round, as it is easily handled and delivers a fairly large bullet. 44 Special right. Shooting Impressions: This is the perfect starter big-bore revolver round.

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