- Nov 3, 2014
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My hand hurts just thinking of a 30-06 handgun.
First time to the range with my new, used Ruger Bllackhawk in .45 Colt, we shot some 300 gr "Kill anything in N America, up to and including Grizzly and Brown Bear, "+P" rounds, doing 1400-1500 fps even out of my 4 5/8" Blackhawk. OMG, the kick.
The old .45 Long Colt, even in its original black-powder form, was always a brutally powerful handgun cartridge. Stuff that case full of modern propellant and shoot it through a modern handgun that can handle the pressure..... Well, it's the non-magnum Magnum round.