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BFR Revolver

Anyone own a BFR Revolver ? I am especially interested in the .460 S&W caliber. Accuracy and recoil.

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BFR Revolver

If you wanted it in 460, I would just go with one of the x-frame s&w revolvers. The x-frame does a good job of managing recoil, especially with the factory compensators.

That being said, the BFR's are well made and should be a good investment. I don't have any benchmarks, but I would expect the BFR's accuracy to be on par with S&W.

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I have given up on S&W. I used them for years as duty weapons and have purchased them for recreation but they are not what they were years ago.
BFR Revolvers are much higher quality and they are much easier to handle than the X-frame S&W.

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Is BFR offering the same lifetime warranty? I thought it was pretty cool when I saw they chambered the 30-30 and 45/70. I think I'll stick with the 38 and 357 though. I'm actually looking to purchase a new revolver next year too. I was able to try the new S&W 686 7 shot. I was impressed. I have never had the luxury of using an older model though, so I wouldn't be able to judge it against earlier models. For what ever reason though, I am still torn apart between that and the Ruger single action Black Hawk. I don't know what it is, but I've always enjoyed the single action revolvers.

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I am not impressed by brand names on guns anymore. Craftsmanship and durability as well as whether a company stands behind their product is what I look for. In the last 3 years I have returned more firearms for poor quality issues than in the previous 25+ years. The 2 brands of revolvers that I am interested in are Magnum Research BFR and Taurus. They both stand behind their products, make durable products and in my opinion sell for reasonable prices. I recently purchased a S&W 629-6 Classic 6.5" .44 Mag. revolver. I chose that revolver for sentimental reasons. I soon regretted the purchase. Accuracy and finish are poor. This is my second .44 Mag. My first was a Ruger. I traded the Ruger for a rifle.

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I presently own a Taurus .38 spl. It is a nice revolver, but the parts just seem to be of a poorer quality. I have had issues in the past with it as well, but nothing needing a gunsmith.

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I just picked up a Rossi 357. It has a neat key lock on the hammer for added safety.

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Re: BFR Revolver
blackbear wrote:
Anyone own a BFR Revolver ? I am especially interested in the .460 S&W caliber. Accuracy and recoil.

I don't have a 460 Mag in a BFR but I do have a 500 Mag and a 45-70 BFR.
They are great shooters, and you don't need the compensator as some may think.

I am a big bore shooter, I shot only 44 Mag, 45 Colts, 454 Casull's 460 Mags, 500 Mags and 45-70. All handguns.

I have a S&W 460 Mag in the PC model and a S&W 4 inch 500 Mag. I did away with the compensator on the 4 Inch S&W and had a custom end cap made for it.

My handguns are not for show or showing off, I actually hunt with them, deer, black bear, and hogs have all fallen to them.

My gun of choice is my 500 Mags. I like big holes.

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