Still in my humble opinion a better option and easier shooting gun....and a lot less weight to carry all day!
Have fun with the .500...not fun to shoot in my opinion. better than shooting a .45-70 in a handgun but not by much!
But that is what is great about this country ..generally you have a lot of options to do what you want....to each their own.
P.S. Had to dump the flask also, just not enough room under the vest.......oh well
After shooting the Judge, I will seriously consider it if I ever get out West. good defense gun and a chance to use it as a survival gun as well if you bring a handfull of shot shells to take out some sprucegrouse or whatever.
It really is a nice shooting gun that is pretty manageable for most.
What kinda animals would that be Dave? Grey wolves? I got em out my back door. Found more tracks and scat 2 days ago! Pumas (Mtn. Lions, whatever name you call em)? Yep, we got em around here too. Bears? Yes we do, though not the grizzlies. But, you don't have grizz in your part of Colo. either do you? The blackies been crapping on the golf course next to my house and knocking over bird feeders last few years.