Dick’s Casulls are amazing handguns. For some reason, the five shots only, four if carried safely, has just always been a deal breaker for me…kinda silly, I know. Well, and I’m not a handgun hunter or long range shooter.
Well, I have never had the jack to afford a freedom arms. But I do have a BFR 5 shot .460 and it has a transfer bar safety on it. I am thinking the freedom arms does also. But I will let someone with more knowledge chim in on that. My BFR can be safely carried with all 5 cylinders loaded and ready to go.
@WV460Hunter, I would have thought so too. Don’t remember where I read that they weren’t…lot of money not to have some type transfer bar, etc.
@WV460Hunter…your BFR, is that a 460 S&W? How does it shoot…recoil, accuracy, what ranges? I think I remember one of J.Taffins articles and his describing a Freedom Arms in 41 mag that could group MOA at 100 yds.
@BillWaits it actually group ery well. The recoil is hefty ,but I like it. It is a double handed beast. Really wished I would have taken pics from Monday I had to replace target cause wore the bullseye out . That was 50. Now at a 100 in order to hit well/consistent you need a bag or set of sticks to make a group… but it will hit dead on if ya have it sighted 1" high at 50.
Yes its .460 S&W, Oh and yes you can shoot 200 yards with it.
@WV460Hunter…that is both awesome and cool. Now I assume that is without optics, just a pair of good eyes? More questions though: what’s the barrel length, how heavy is it, and what type of load are you using?
I did with out optics to start with and I was holding 5 or 6 inch groups with no rest at 50 . I wanted better grouping so I put an Optic on it . I am running a straight 2X power optic. And it has a 10" barrel and weighs 4.75 pounds .
I am using 39gr. Of H110 with a 300 gr. Hard cast gas check Lee molde bullet which from my alloy usually drops at 295.6gr.
I had always shot without optics on anything up until just a few years ago. All the years I was an officer I of course had no optics on my service revolver and then later my pistol.
I actually was 1 of 2 guys that went through and qualified on a revolver in the state police academy in the 97th basic class think there was 45 cadets and 2 of us used revolvers…
Wow Stan, now that’s a big handgun…4&3/4 lbs., 10” barrel. But that is a pretty stiff load as well. The cylinder looks long enough to accommodate a 444 or 45/70. Than you for the pic and information.
They offer .444,45-70,30-30,350 legend , 450 bushmaster,.454,460S&W,44mag,.480 ruger /.475 linebaugh, 45 colt/410,.450Marlin,500S&W mag.,500JRH, some of course are short cylinder some long cylindered. Mine is long cylinder. And will shot 45 colt, .454 casull, 460S&W If I would send it back they can also fit it for .450 bushmaster and with a simple cylinder change I would have 4 calibers. All of which fire .452
Stan, that’s four birds with one stone in my book: maybe eve five if you have a 45 acp fitted. Gotta love those 45’s…
Thats true never thought if that !
What gets you on this particular revolver is the weight… it soaks up a fair amount of the recoil but the front sight can find itself moving around too much to be extremely accurate while shooting open sights. Shorter Barreled Revolvers are much easier to hold super steady. I lift and work out with 20 pound dumbells to increase my forearms and bicep strength …started 3 yrs. Ago lost 60 pounds gained a bunch of muscle and it has helped a ton especially being 48 I was really starting to feel some age .So 3 yrs. Latter I feel younger than I did at 48 .
Was even able to get off blood pressure medicine.
Have a field grade Freedom Arms 454, amazing quality of workmanship. Early model, sent it back to the shop once to have the firing pin bushing bored out and replaced with the newer style thread in.
Yes, They have a transfer bar, and funny thing, I have one friend who is so light on the trigger he has dropped the hammer with the trigger and released it quick enough that the transfer bar stopped it from firing. I have never ever seen anyone ever do that before or after. I have an H&R single shot 308 that the instructions say to pull through completely to fully retract the transfer bar, but never thought about it on a revolver.
I have loads with a 260gr FAFP topping 2000fps, but more comfortable loads are 250-300 gr XTPs in the 1400-1500 fps range.
Did it even dent the primer at all?
man I love me some 454 bet that is a saaaaaweeet piece of steel.
I had taurus raging bull .454 was a decent shooter gun was too light. Did not soak up recoil well enough…it even had muzzle brake already in it but it would fly up…
Funny story follows…
Everyone has that blow hard know it all relative…
Well that is my youngest brother (X military …blah blah blah)… I was shooting hunting loads in the field double handing it standing up shooting about 50 yards open sights wasn’t doing too bad . About a 4 inch group…couple managed to find their way into the actual center .
Well, the noise draws my brother in like a bear to donuts…
“What ya got there "
I said “its a .454 casull”
He literally said " that supposed to be something big”
I said “yeah”
He says “here give me thst thing "
I said” okay you want to shot"
So he takes the revolver and sticks it out one handed.
Now scouts honor I said “hey you better grab with both hands” . He said hahaha yeah right . Cocks the hammer and Bam it goes off and like slow motion I watched it fly up and smacked him dead in the forehead the blood flew everywhere.
What did I say after that.
Hey dont drop my gun!!! Then I said “told ya so”
Oh man he got mad as he was holding his forehead …
He went up to my moms house to have her fix him up and she seen the blood all over his face and I was right behind him and my Mom got mad at me until I told her what really happened.
I swear I still can get a chuckle thinking about him limp wristing and single handed shooting that powerful cartridge for the first time. He deserved what he got for being a know it all bloviated idiot .
True story !!!
P.S. He has never ever ask to shoot another weapon of mine again.
I figured they had a transfer bar safety @albroswift
I found out my .460 loves the 240XTP mags with 45grains of H110 . Lordy have mercy that is a fast load let me tell ya. It shot like 2 and 3 inches high at 50 yards. Really flat trajectory. I havent developed it enough but it was a straight shooter.
Never tried 240g .452 XTP’s Should clock well over 2000 fps. 45 grains H110 is twice what I put in a 240/ 44 mag. Woo doggy.