I dropped a small bear with it in September. I was shooting a Ruger and Hornady's factory 325gr. The bear went about 60yds. The shot placement was a bit farther back in the ribs than I would have liked. Good blood trail. Exit wound about the size of a quarter.
Recoil with the original Ruger Grips is as much as I can handle. I would strongly recommend Houge rubber finger groove grips. A friend just bought a Taurus in .480. His seems to have much less recoil and probably a bit more accurate. If I had to do it over again I think I would buy the Taurus. With the porting on the Taurus it is even more important than ever to bring hearing protection even if shooting only one shot while hunting.
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