Does anybody have one? I'm thinking of buying the 5" barrel version. Good idea or not?
I would advise against it Carl. Reason being is repeated firings of shorter cases causes carbon buildup in the end of the chamber. So long as your are diligent about cleaning it, no issue but if you aren't, I'd advise against it. Just handload some with a less that maximum charge and send 250's not 300's.That's what I've read elsewhere. Shooting 45 Colt or even 454 should be relatively tame.
Actually, it's a good hunting round for hogs and medium game. The flex tip has reliable expansion and the rounds are readily available. Swift A Frames are better at expansion and penetration but I don't believe you can get them in factory loads (maybe you can 'limited availability; because Swift was going to build commercially available rounds at one time), not sure if they did however.The Hornady flex tip 250 grain is exactly what I'm going with, at least initially. See, great minds do think alike!