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Old 12-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #11
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But can it kill replicants like in Blade Runner?
Dunno, probably not. But then you're in play mode, and I'm in lurking he real world.
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thinks every one for the info. what would be a good grain to shoot for outdoors hikeing and stuff.

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If you're concerned about recoil, go with mild 180 gr but personally I use the good ol 240 gr-IMO the best allround weight. Back when I was shooting sillouete, I used 300 gr to knock the targets over but they will really let you know when you touch them off.

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240 gr or heavier soft points or hard cast bullets. For tough, thick skinned animals like bears you do not want expansion, you want deep penetration. If you have a Ruger, use 300 grainers. Rugers have a longer cylinder than other makers allowing 300 gr bullets to be loaded with sufficient oomph to work. 240's for all others.

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240 gr or heavier soft points or hard cast bullets. For tough, thick skinned animals like bears you do not want expansion, you want deep penetration. If you have a Ruger, use 300 grainers. Rugers have a longer cylinder than other makers allowing 300 gr bullets to be loaded with sufficient oomph to work. 240's for all others.
I can confirm this with my Ruger 44 Mag Super Blackhawk Bisley. I shoot 305 grain hard cast wad cutters in it. It will handle up to about 320 grain before the bullet extends out the cylinder.
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I carry a Ruger Bisley 44 mag cut to 5" in the Alaskan bush. Never had to defend myself with it, confident it will work.

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I carry a Ruger Bisley 44 mag cut to 5" in the Alaskan bush. Never had to defend myself with it, confident it will work.
It will, do doubt.
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Hey all, new here!

I've been lurking around for a while and this post got me. I'm pretty new to firearms, still learning a lot. I have been looking for the right first gun for me. But aside from that, I was taking a trip to the future and thinking about something big and bad I could get my hands on. Well, I came across this. What is your opinion?

DesertEaglePro.com: Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX Pistol, DE50MC, M

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Hey all, new here!

I've been lurking around for a while and this post got me. I'm pretty new to firearms, still learning a lot. I have been looking for the right first gun for me. But aside from that, I was taking a trip to the future and thinking about something big and bad I could get my hands on. Well, I came across this. What is your opinion?

DesertEaglePro.com: Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX Pistol, DE50MC, M
It's not my first choice...

For that kind of money there are LOTS of excellent pistols to choose from. Leave the Desert Eagles to the movies...
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my bro has one of these. I've fired it once....

emphasis on once....

kicks like a freaking mule, but I have full confidence it would put any creature living in North America right on its @$$....
Smith and Wesson actually has a model 500 that has a muzzle break at the end of the barrel and Ive been told that the recoil on that model is similar to a semi-auto .357!
But props for firing that a plane jane revolver type FA SHO!
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