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Hunting season is almost upon us, archery is already open. I wanted to check the zero of my Bisley at 50 yards, and after a few clicks of the sight, thought I'd try it at 100 yards. It does drop a bit at 100 when zeroed for 50, but would hit close enough if I had to shoot at a deer or elk at that range.
Loads are a 335 grain Cast Performance hard cast, they are heated treated, and gas checked with a very wide flat nose profile. With a healthy dose of W-296 in Starline nickel plated brass, they average 1250 fps., Chrono here shows 1269 fps. Recoil is stout but comfortable thanks to the Bisley grip frame. Not sure why I just fired 2 shots, guess I'm getting miserly as my supply of 335 grainers is getting low. time to order some more.
I have been carrying it in a spare San Pedro saddlery cross draw rig, but it is tight as it's sized for a Colt/Uberti sixgun. I spotted a Galco Single Action Outdoorsman holster locally (left hand, kind of a rare deal for a small store to stock some left hand holsters), so I won't have to mail order one now.
This is my "insurance policy" for camping and hunting in the mountains here. It is compact and light enough that, in a cross draw holster, it's out of the way of carrying a rifle and doesn't pull down the belt.
The Marlin short Octagon .45/70 or my Gunsite .308 will be the long gun of choice, but I'll never be without a Bisley.




 

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Beautiful revolver! Your long guns are sweet too. I'm impressed with the target even after only two shots fired. 335gr at 1280fps is carrying the mail.
 

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I love my .45 Bisley so much i named my cat Bisley too.

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And i think your longuns rock too btw :)
 
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