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Old February 7th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #16
 
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Another question came to mind and is easier to ask here rather that in a new thread. With the large caliber BHs, is there a noticeable difference in felt recoil with wood or horn grips? I have always wanted to own a single action and put Grashorn panels on it.



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Old February 8th, 2017, 06:45 AM   #17
 
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Another question came to mind and is easier to ask here rather that in a new thread. With the large caliber BHs, is there a noticeable difference in felt recoil with wood or horn grips? I have always wanted to own a single action and put Grashorn panels on it.


This is my Talo SBH with elk grips and I actually think the horn grips improves the felt recoil by allowing the revolver to rotate in your hand. I wouldn't advise getting grips with too much bark with sharp edges....now that could get a tad painful.
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No problem with popcorn on grips. The trick is finding grips that fit your hand which can be frustrating if you prefer sambar stag as I do.



If your not going to shoot magnums out of it, the 4&5/8's 44 special flattop is a much better balanced gun. The talo shorty and the short barrel flattop are within an ounce of each other. The balance however is very different. The flattop points like the finger of an angry God, while the talo super is balanced more to the rear and is not as intuitive. As an everyday gun I prefer the flattop. For the times I need the extra horse power the talo shines.

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Both good guns, if both is not an option,,,, maybe start with what you liked or didn't like about the Alaskan. I think the GP100 44SP is closer in DA function and grip style to the Alaskan than the SBH. So if you are missing your Alaskan, then maybe GP, if not, the SBH would be something different.
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Not gonna lie...the birdshead is way less comfortable than the plow handle, it for me more concealable when I'm not in the woods. Just bought the 44 special GP100 and honestly, by this Christmas I fully intend to sell it and purchase an Alaskan. I just have other things to pay for first. The GP may be the most comfortable big bore I've ever shot, even though it doesn't have the same power as my 44 mag.
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Some beautiful 44's on here.....


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Medicdave mentioned the 44 Special FlatTop as alternative.

I have the 4 5/8 barrel 44 Special FlatTop and the Talo 3.75 Super Bisley.

I was really attracted to the 3.75 Super and was surprised on two counts.

I am one of those folks who find the Bisley to be disappointing in the recoil department. The gap behind the trigger guard proved to be as painful as my 44 Super plow handle.

And the short barrel 44 Special FlatTop,with it's smaller frame and trim factory standard size plow handle grips that are comfy with "Heavy" load is for all practical purposes as compact and easy to tote as the Talo 3.75.And yes,the FlatTop in the hand and shooting characteristics are,well,Classic FlatTop! Peer Pressure!

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I just like those Blackhawks. I guess cause I grew up with them. I have a "collection of the old models" but I do love my new model Super Blackhawk. If I'm carrying it for CCW I have it loaded with 44 specials. I switch to magnums for deer hunting.
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Dang, now I am so feeling the need to get a .44, that is one nice looking gun!
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Personally I like my stags, I have not noticed any issues while shooting. They fit my hands though.

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