Now this is a hand cannon

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    That looks a little insane....

    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle
    Well if that 's what happens every time you fire it I guess it's a single shot. I think you need a string as an option for recovery and reloading!
    I don't think a string lanyard would be enough, maybe a steel cable. I hope that guy's insurance coverage is up to date, I'm sure he needed it to fix his hand & forehead (or eye socket).

    I've shot a .454 & a .500S&W (of those two, I thought the Casul had worse recoil) recently & I think that's my limit on being able to handle the recoil. Anything more than that I would not be comfortable even trying.

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    Reminds me of Tim the tool man Taylor. More power ARh ARRH ARRRHH ARH ARH. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Folks have been shooting the Howdah pistols for over a century.

    Agree for the most part sir, it's all in how you've been taught. My wife is of small stature and hasn't a problem with the .454 Casull. She just goes with the flow...

    OD -- I think your wife is showing absolutely PERFECTLY how to shoot heavy recoil guns. People just really think they can hold on to them and have them not move, and then they get hurt.
    Thanks for posting the pic - a great example of how to do something right.

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    Thank you David.

    I can't take the credit though, a very good friend of mine (who happens to be the owner of that FA) explained to the wife what to expect and how to compensate for the recoil. She also shot his .500 Linebaugh, which I think is much gentler recoiling.
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    Come on Od i complimented her first..lol

    Ill tell ya the 500 smith is a lot easier to shoot than the 454

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    Dangit, I'm sorry Bud, indeed you did.

    I showed your response to Nita, she thanks you too.
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    Ill tell ya the 500 smith is a lot easier to shoot than the 454
    Is that right? I've never had the oppertunity to shoot the Big Smith.

    The only thing I can attribute that to, is the difference in the peak pressure curve, but then I ain't no phys .. physisi ... smart guy.
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    I think the .454 is rougher than the .500S&W...

    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Is that right? I've never had the oppertunity to shoot the Big Smith.

    The only thing I can attribute that to, is the difference in the peak pressure curve, but then I ain't no phys .. physisi ... smart guy.

    I think the muzzle brake put on the weapon by S&W makes a BIG difference, as does the extra weight of the Smith.
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    Weight of the 500 and the muzzle break helps a lot even if your using the non fullcomp .. meaning no ports in top just sides .. With the 700 grainers and 440's recoils isn't near as bad

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    Also if ya get a chance to shoot the big smith don't shoot one with the first Gen comp it doesn't work well and those are the ones you hear the people complaining about .. shoot one with a comp like this


    The first gen com is something like this but a lot less



    The side vents instead of the top really help on it not torquing your hand sideways which makes it very painful to shoot.

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    There was a day (when I was much younger) that I loved guns with lots of range and precision. One of my favorites was a 7mm Rem mag. I really didn't notice the recoil and a 44 mag pistol was nothing. Since having a shoulder rebuilt (not gun related) I still know how to handle recoil but my shoulder lets me know I've got some limits now. I don't think that guy knew technique or his limits....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr
    Since having a shoulder rebuilt (not gun related) I still know how to handle recoil but my shoulder lets me know I've got some limits now. I don't think that guy knew technique or his limits....

    Eric

    I hear ya there ihave had one done to and lucky it was non shooting shoulder .. Still the big kicking rifles take a toll a lot faster

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