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 Drew, my heart just sped up!  You have, in my opinion, the epitome of double action revolvers!  I have had the opportunity to shoot a Python in one hand and a 27 in the other, my preference fell to the Smith.  My hat's off to you!  That's the Queen of Hearts in any deck! Would that be good in any hand? You bet!  But then you gotta draw the Ace of Spades!  I never understood why S&W ever fooled with the 25 in 45acp but 45 Colt!!!  I fold!  The only 45 Colt's I have are a pair of Colt's and the site won't let me upload them. :(

BF

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TP, those roundbutt's are the bee's knees for keeping you and your friend safe on any Saturday night!  Hope you can get'em pictured sometime. Would love to take a gander at'em!

BF

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On ‎4‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 1:04 PM, juzcallmesnake said:

in an auto 5 inch is perfect IMO i think the web site ballistics by the inch proves that out    ballistics by the inch  this site is a great tool for comparisons.

snake, I have to agree!  Cool site by the way.  Was fun browsing it.

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If anyone is interested here is a great site, tells of my favorite gun writer Elmer Keith guns and personal loads some are kinda stiff LOL

THE SIXGUNS AND LOADS OF ELMER KEITH

I am a stainless steel fan I love Rugers because I load them tall to make them fall and I factory crimp so there is no bullet setback or jump both in full house loads is concerning.  I noticed on some load data that certain loads were only for rifle or a Ruger pistol.  Marlin are my favorite I only owed a couple Winchesters and did not care for top eject and I have had good luck with microgrove rifling / accuracy   I have seen where some bemoan the microgroove as inferior to ballard cut bores but I can shoot 5 in one ragged hole not that anything is wrong with ballard rifled barrels and not that they are not accurate as it is what it is a rifle or pistol is accurate or not I was lucky that my combo could shoot the same load for both and put them where aimed.

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Snake, You like ol' Elmer, eh? Well, I grew up reading him as well, and so when I found out that his firearms estate was being auctioned off at Julia Auctions in Fairfield, ME, I made the two and a half hour trek north to check it out. It was the most unreal experience of my life as a fellow who appreciates artistry in firearms and history - some of the most influential guns in the world were there along with other really neat ephemera. Including....well, here's just a picture of me holding Elmer Kieth's beloved "The Last Word - Old No. 5" revolver. The epitome of "gun porn". Thought you guys might like that. ;)

 

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Some other treasures from the Elmer Kieth Collection. The finish-worn 4" N-frame with the ivory grips was Elmer's personal carry piece that he usually wore.

The double rifle is the famous .450-400 W.J. Jeffrey & Co. boxlock that Col. Jim Corbett used to great effect hunting man-eating tigers in India. A snippet from the auction house about the rifle:
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https://frontierpartisans.com/3666/jim-corbetts-rifle/

There were also many Rigby bolt guns, and Elmer's famous original .333 OKH. One particular .404 Rigby bolt gun had be almost in tears, it was so finely made. I would have bought it on the spot, but nobody in the area needed a kidney.

Some very cool stuff, and I was blessed to be able to head up there and don the white gloves to handle a lot of staggeringly beautiful history.

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While I will admit that Elmer was a puffed up blowhard and braggart, I also have to admit that he is one of my heroes in spite of it.  I have 4 of his books and have read each of them more than once.

I truly believe that Smith & Wesson would have gone the way of the Dodo if it had not been for the collaboration with Keith.

 

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I Agree Smith & Wesson was going to go the safe and easy route of it worked before is working so why change it --- until OL' Elmer,  Power attracts and others had the same idea that a handgun could do more.  As the weapon you would more than likely have was a revolver as back in the day people got to their hunting ground on horse back and the rifle was in a scabbard so if you took a break searching for tracks an opportune close shot or a attack from a animal or as animals do they go off and your with what you have not all horses are named trigger some are called knot head some only come when you have a feed sack !

Attacks from animals are not uncommon and in the south large snakes are invading like Boa's and Pythons in my life I have raised about everything or helped hunt herd or wrangle it and right now I have a doe rabbit that will attack sound silly but she has 1 inch long fangs and has clipped right through leather gloves I breed her and treat her ears and she is a handful. I clip her nails from under her cage prss her down and clip what poke out it's the safest way for both of us.  I have been bit stomped run over charged kicked spit on clawed and that was from ex girl friends :P animals -- well,  they just don't know any better.

 

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Ross Seyfried was my least favorite always some weird caliber he must have laughed himself silly thinking of those people he got to reloading fire forming and anything else he could dream up.  Don't get me wrong he probably could do all that BUT WTF for ? X- weight X- velocity the case is a matter of action or capacity I always thought if you think you need more gun go up a common caliber. So if 223 is not it 243 if not that 308 if more go to 358 or then 375. 

The .338 anything has never impressed me it was an oddball and still not legal in Africa for the big 5,  375 is,  if you decide to kill a dinosaur here is your 3 gun setup 375 H&H (ouch & ouch)  and OR 416 Rigby and a Browning A5 in 12 ga. w/ some wicked Russian slugs as you can find IMHO.  I had a 458 and it sounds good but barley cracking 2,000 FPS w/ a 500 solid is OK but 416 has more bullet weight choices. If you really want to kill on both ends 505 Gibbs. Being an old head I would go 460 Weatherby magnum take some tylenol most all of these will give you recoil headaches IE whiplash. A long eye relief scope mounted forward  is a smart thing so you don't get "ringed" once your familiar it still jars your bones. still not going to be burning up 4 or 5 boxes off a bench session and Kynoch shells come in 5 round boxes.5 to 10 bucks a round.

Many moons ago I watched a boy with Napoleon complex get knocked out of a shooting bench rifle slid off on the ground beside him he tried to roil over on his right side and found he could not use that arm to raise up so he fell back and roiled to the left and finally got up he didn't look to good, someone should have told him never have both feet under the bench with a real caliber always best to have one leg behind you and not set like your going to take a nap / dead weight. it was funny as hell kinda both recoil and pain he may have broke his collar bone at least I kept my composer and acted like I did not see a thing. 

 

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One project it to install an ebony forend because ebony is hard it is more than it's worth sometimes but I think it would look good on a WWII laminated K98 stock it has a reddish streaks w/ light oak looking streaks BUT as someone bubba-ed the stock cut off the forend with hardware or I would have brought it back to military configuration BUT  changed the barrel out and went from there.still considering gluing a 1/2 inch of neoprene on the butt for pull length  the ebony tip will also cover the hole where the original cleaning rod went and give it a bit of extra length for overall aesthetics.

I got a trapdoor steel butt plate bored the butt for some "items" figure to bead blast paint it black Bar-B-Q paint wrinkle finish and put on a black ebony forend has sling hardware black finish and a black web sling satin blued /black finish and a nice 2X7 on it Leupold bridge and rings F54 barrel bold trigger speed kit commercial shroud  actually glassed the action it shoots one hole. makes a good truck gun.

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