Monday, April 21, 2008

Dear Georgia Arms: Thank You

Georgia Arms has finally made the Big Medicine for the .45 Colt: a 260 grain JHP traveling at 1200 fps. This load should be safe for any modern .45 Colt, but still plenty of UMPH! for close deer and black bear. If penetration is adequate, it should also be a fine hog gun.

This load is a welcome addition to the scene, because .45 Colt tends to either be loaded very lightly, so as to be safe for old guns- or loaded very heavily, for super-strong firearms like Rugers that can easily handle .44 Magnum pressures. The GA Arms load gives a good middle ground for loads that won't kill your wrists or wallet, but still give a good bit more potential. I'd love to see a 300 grain Colt hard cast at about 900 fps from a 4" barrel next.


Assrot said...

I don't hunt any more. Haven't in years. When I'm out in the woods just walking around taking pictures (I'm still an excellent tracker) of all the animals hunters wish they could run up on, I carry either my Magnum Research BFR3030, 10" barrel loaded with 170 grain .30-30 Winchester SilverTip or my Desert Eagle 50AE, 10" barrel loaded with .50AE 300 grain JHP. These are just for protection. I generally keep a spare magazine or speed loader full in my vest pocket.

I guess you can tell that I love big old hand cannons.

I don't kill anything anymore unless it tries to kill me first. I got nothing against people that hunt so long as they are good shots and make the kill quick and merciful and eat what they kill.

I absolutely despise trophy hunters that kill for wall ornaments and leave the animal to rot. You don't see much of that in the USA but it's common in Africa and Canada among other foreign countries. I've been there in my younger days and seen it first hand.

I'd like to put trophy hunters in the woods and hunt them. Maybe mount their heads on the wall and leave their carcasses to rot. Wonder what folks would think of that?



J.R.Shirley said...

I knew you liked big guns. I don't think I generally want much more fun than a .41 Magnum or .45 Colt. Have you ever fired any of the .30 Carbine pistols?

I used to not understand trophy hunting, being a meat hunter myself, but I eventually came to understand. As long as the meat isn't wasted, I have no problem with it.

Assrot said...

I'd love to get my hands on a .30 carbine pistol. They seem to be hard to come by.

I have a darn nice collection of M1 carbines in original condition from every one that made one for the US Military during WWII.

I've seen one pistol in .30 carbine at a gunshow. The fellow wanted so much for it I'd have had to take out a loan to get it.

I haven't seen one since but I'm still looking.