I use a ruger nmbh in 41 mag with a reddot. I keep my shots under 50 yds. Have only had 1 that took more than 1 shot,
Man I love that New Model Blackhawk .41. I have had two. The first one was when I was stationed at Fort Greely, Alaska. It made the deciding difference on one ocassion when I was faced off with a wounded bear. I friend of mine shot it with a 30-30 and pissed it off.
The .41 mag is a great round and it doesn't get better that a Ruger platorm for the money! Good choice!
Here's my new/old hog iron. It's a Ruger Super Redhawk that started life as a .480 Ruger (I bought it new in '01) and I took a couple of hogs with it. Fast forward to last week when I got it back from Jack Huntington sporting a five-shot .475 Linebaugh cylinder. Haven't taken any pigs with it yet, but it's a handful with 420 grain LFNs at 1400 fps!!
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...