Our favorite mountain man started life as John Garrison, born in New Jersey.Actually, dude's name was John Johnston, "Jeremiah Johnson" was a hollywood thing. "Sounded better" they said. Is the pistol a .50" or .54"?
Both are .54Oh I like your rifle. And the pistol of course. Yeah I think that combo makes for a well armed man, (or woman) and have begun to carry my Plains Pistol more often when hunting, especially when calling in cougar and bear. Actually, dude's name was John Johnston, "Jeremiah Johnson" was a hollywood thing. "Sounded better" they said. Is the pistol a .50" or .54"?
The extra weight on the 54 is not a bad thing when you juice it up to a full power load! It's a real handful!I'm quite happy with my .50", but a .54" was what I really wanted. But, as I've mentioned before, got a deal I couldn't refuse. There was an outfit, quite a while ago, and I don't remember who, that was selling just the barrels for the Plains Pistols in both 50&54, but I didn't jump on it....then they was gone. If I do ever come across one, I think I'd like to do the half octagon/half round barrel thing, not just for the cool look, but also to reduce the weight.
Well, the .54 should be lighter than the .50". (is that what you meant) If so, indeed, I may actually be able to produce the most power, with the 240 grain slug, that is still within my recoil-tolerance, than perhaps I could with the .54. ? The .54 would be more powerful, obviously, but I might not be able to juice it up as much. Anyhow, I think I'm good with the .50", sure can't complain about the accuracy, which of course is more important than a few extra pounds of muzzle energy.The extra weight on the 54 is not a bad thing when you juice it up to a full power load! It's a real handful!