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calebib wrote: »
Scandium frame S&W 357 Magnum. Fired 5 shots, never again.
snake284 wrote: »
For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
Jeeper wrote: »
I see so many posts about the Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70 or other similar calibers, but so much of that is the (possible lack of) recoil pad and/or porting. I've got a Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70, but with a good recoil pad, and it's ported, and it kicks no worse than my .308 (Varmint barrel).
BPsniper wrote: »
You SOLD Six-Gun you .458 WM????!!!! You bum!!! I need to see pics of the rifle again. Just to see how much I hate him now.
Fisheadgib wrote: »
Definitely my 45-70 with a cast 405gr pill moving at 2000fps. I had just put together the load and didn't have time to try it out before the SE shoot. I took 50 rounds up and only three were fired. I put the first one over the chronograph from the bench and it almost brought tears. I took the next one standing and Joe was the only one brave enough to try a shot.
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And the scandium S&W .357's do indeed hurt.
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I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
My dad and I also loaded some 500gr Hornady jrn to max and fired them from his Browning B-78 in 45-70. With it's steel cresant butt plate, it brings a tear to the eye.
Next would be 3" 12ga #4' shells from my H&K FP-6 shotgun, not quite as unpleasant as the 45-70 loads but they nip at the heals of it.
As far as handguns go, I have fired 45-70 and 454 cassull revolvers and found them to be far more tolerable than my Ruger SBH fireing near max 300gr bullets. Between the grip and the squared off back of the trigger guard,they are just to painful without my p.a.s.t shooting glove.
I once had my 7-1/4 lb. over/under 12 ga. double fire with 3-1/4, 1-1/8 field loads on an overhead passing shot on a crow. Basically, my collarbone and the top point of my shoulder took the recoil of that 2-1/4 oz, 6-1/2 dram double-load, and completely unexpected. It REALLY shocked me!
The one that actually hurt the most was an old Stevens 7mm Magnum, fired from a very poor bench rest set-up. I have fired .300 Win Mag from a Tikka that was nothing compared to that old Stevens, pain-wise.
I agree, those ultra lightweight revolvers really suck for any amount of fun shooting in the .357 or .44 magnum class. My nephew had one in .357 and even .38 spl +P lost it's fun after a few cylinder fulls. My .357 reloads were no fun and a cylinder full was about all anyone could stand.
What gets me if it ain't fer CCW, why would anyone want one just to keep in the nightstand? They sold a lot for HD/SD, but I'll venture to bet that mostly they stay right there and are not practiced with/fired enough at the range like they should be.
I do understand the carried a lot, fired little concept, but we used to say that about S&W model 13s/19s in .357, which with the hottest loads are far more pleasurable to shoot than them space-age metal featherweights.
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Even the 416 Rigby Ruger No. 1 I had a chance to shoot later didn't rock my world like the 'Berg did; granted, the owner had cooked up some "tame-ish" loads for the Rigby, but still it had some rise to the muzzle.
Have to say I wouldn't want to tackle either off a bench, though.
I'd have to say that the worst thing I've shot to date is an old 12 Ga. pump with 3" slugs. Bought two boxes of shells.... shot one box, let a couple friends shoot the rest, and eventually sold that for a semi-auto. As with whoever it was above who said it first "If it can't be done with 2 3/4" shells, I'm willing to say it can't be done." :tooth:
Oh yeah... a buddy's .44 mag with *rough* grips shooting near max loads was pretty damn painful too. One cylinder full and my right hand felt like half the skin had been ripped off. My own S&W .44 shooting the same stuff (smooth grips) wasn't NEARLY as bad.
There's a huge variance in 45-70 loads depending on the gun they are intended for. The loads intended for older trap doors are much milder than the stuff intended for more modern guns. The greater majority of factory loadings are intended to be safe in older trap doors for liability's sake. The hotter 45-70 loadings are bumping light .458win mag energies.
Worst rifles were a Mod 70 Win. in .458 shooting 500 grain bullets, and a .460 Weatherby Mag rifle shooting same 500 grain bullets. Fired the .458 twice and the .460 once. If a couple of rifles ever needed efficient brakes, those two were prime candidates. I, and my right eye, are extremely grateful that neither had a scope on them. :rotflmao:
― Douglas Adams
All kidding aside, I can't think of anything I've ever shot that would make anyone's top 10 list. I've shot a couple of 7mags, and don't consider the recoil from them excessive. I can say the same for my 338x284. Those and a 12 gauge shotgun are about the meanest firearms I've ever shot.
Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
I sold him the one with the bolt on the wrong side. I kept my model 70 Winchester 458 Mag. That Remington was the most gorgeous rifle I ever owned. I tried but I just couldn't shoot it left handed to save my soul.
I totally agree with this one.Nice to carry,but awful to shoot.
That one is up there on my list as well. That thing is a beast! And pretty. (I want one).
My RUM, before I put the Limbsaver on it, with the the 200gr Partition factory loads, is up there too. YIKES!
Knitepoet's 50 with the tenderizer butt plate was pretty unpleasant, too.
One that really sticks in my mind, a Mossberg 835 with 3.5" max goose loads. I loaded three up, shot one, handed it back, said no thanks. The guy asked me if I wanted to buy it. CHEAP. He'd won it in a raffle, was taking any offer.
I must be a glutton for punishment, two of my guns are on this list, and I've shot two others!
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
Not all that bad but it is the hardest recoiling rifle I have.
And most steel butted Mil. Surps from a bench....ie. Mosin M38-44, Swiss K-31.
Rifle: Remington 710 7mm mag - it's actually way worse than the 50s to me
Shotgun: NEF 10g with 3.5in slugs. Actually I seriously hate that gun and will probably never shoot it again lol