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Old 09-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #21
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Very well written reply. Nothing against the original poster of this thread but here in WI a pistol such as this is not practical.
500 S&W is not practical
Desert Eagle .50AE is not practical
Magnum Research BFR is not practical
My 500 hp Camaro that I used to own was not practical
Sometimes we just want things that are not practical. Part of owning and shooting guns is the fun of having something downright silly but it's a lot of to make BIG bangs.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:16 PM   #22
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JD then you run out and buy it but don't ask and expect people to as thats a real smart choice. But about that camaro!! seem like it needed more power.hehe. I miss my 427 nova

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A .44 Mag with a 2" barrel is little more than a loud .44 Special. There is no reason for not using a 4" .44 Mag which works well with heavy 300 gr .44 loads. The loads needed for dangerous game will be in the 300 to 320 gr .44 cal class. It takes a good deal of shooting to be effective with .44 Mag loads above the 240 gr class. If you can not carry an extra 2" of barrel you had better stay out of big bear country any way.

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #24
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JD then you run out and buy it but don't ask and expect people to as thats a real smart choice. But about that camaro!! seem like it needed more power.hehe. I miss my 427 nova
Ha! I've learned that I don't need/want my choices justified. The Camaro was a budget built, heads/cam 2001 SS. The was literally built with by pooling a few friends old and spare parts that were laying around. As for a Nova, I had a 72 SS, that was a fun car, it was a back half, ladder bar car.
Here is a quick vid. This was just after we swapped in a 355 that I put together.
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Hey nice looking and sound nova. Mine was red also. That 427 i had was bought with a block number leading me to believe I had picked up a nice 375/396 for it. Not till it was pulled down for going thru for B&B was it found to be an all stock 425hp 427. Never figured that one out. Made a great engine. Drove it on the street and strip for 3 years and sold it in '79 to buy some acerage to build a house on. That was a good choice looking back.

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Billy,

This gun was dubbed the "Alaskan" because it fits a very specific niche. It is meant for people living in the North or mountainous areas that have both a need to conceal carry and the very real chance to run into an 800lb animal that wants to kill them.
Actually, I'm pretty certain it was dubbed the "Alaskan" as a simple marketing gimmick. It really serves no legitimate "need."

I'd still like to own one... The fireball coming off the barrel must be awesome!
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Anyone pulled the trigger on one?

I shot the 44mag model. I put 10 rounds of 44 special and i was done.
I can put 50 44mags in my grandads super redhawk. But this little alaskan daaaaaamn. My hand was sore.
As a last ditch gun it's ok. I would rather have a 2.5 or 3in gp100 in 357 for the same purpose.
Its one of the most unpleasent experiences ive had shooting any firearm. If some one gave me one i would immediately sell it or trade it off.

I like big bore guns but not something that is so ridiculous its just not fun to ahoot.
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I have a Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull. Bone crushing recoil. I can shoot maybe a dozen rounds and I am done. It has had maybe 100 rounds through it to date, but hasn't been out to the range for quite awhile. I have fired the .500 S&W, it was more pleasant than the Casull.

I think the Alaskan would not be added to the collection until after I get the .500 S&W.

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short barreled pistols in large caliber magnums are murder on the wrists!

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short barreled pistols in large caliber magnums are murder on the wrists!
But you get good meds at the ER
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