Rifle Calibers in Revolvers? Meet the Magnum Research BFR
By Kristin Alberts
If I pulled out a box of .375 Winchester ammunition for my new gun, you might ask whether I bought a Winchester Big Bore 94 rifle or a Savage 99 lever-action. That’s where you’d be wrong. My new piece is no rifle at all, but it certainly does fire traditional rifle rounds. Meet the BFR.
The Biggest, Finest Revolver Around
Big bores define the Magnum Research BFR long cylinder revolver, whether factory production or from the Custom Shop. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
The BFR family is a line of seriously over-built single-action revolvers for hunters and those who wish to punch massive holes in distant targets. We’ve covered them before in earlier versions, but the line continues to expand with calibers, options, and now, a BFR-specific Magnum Research Custom Shop.
These solid stainless wheelguns are intended for hard use in any kind of conditions, including adverse weather in which hunters often find themselves. Magnum Research manufactures versions for all types of shooters, including standard “short cylinder” renditions like the .44 Magnum and .454 Casull; but the bread-and-butter of BFR line centers around what the company calls the “long cylinder” models.
Lots of Love for the Long Cylinders
Though BFRs are not new, there have been some recent