Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
isn’t it basically what Gimlin had said. About 3 weeks. A month? Is this a huge diff really?
i thought the actual search was like 3 weeks as a claim in various areas. 1 month might include the generic month of the travel, search, encounter, return, and recovery. Bob Gimlin talked about it in terms of a “season” as a roofer. In that way, there was a bout a month left and he “as the low man on the totem pole” would be let go first.
if it was a few weeks or a month, what the diff really esp as told by an seasoned man who is telling the general story as reported by the reporter writing one month.
I only fired them from my 4" Security-Six and my 12" Ranchhand. Haven't chronoed the Ruger but from the Rossi they average 1,820 for a five shot group; the bullets are 160 Gr. hard cast, copper electro plated semi-wadcutters. Just checked Buffalo Bore's website and they state that their heaviest .357 loads, to include a 200 Gr., can be fired in any modern revolver. They don't recommend the scandium or titanium frame guns only because the stiff recoil may cause the bullets to break crimp and could jam the cylinder. Here is the spec. on their 180 Gr. load: BUFFALO BORE HEAVY 357 MAG OUTDOORSMAN
180 gr. Hard Cast LFN-GC - (1,400 fps/M.E. 783 ft. lbs.) The Ranchhand gives me an average 1,656 fps for five rounds of that load and Buffalo Bore gets 1,851 fps from an 18.5" Marlin 1894. As with most firearms related subjects there are too many variables to make hard and fast rules. My rule of thumb is to carry the heaviest load with best penetration that I can shoot with repeatable accuracy from the handgun I'm most familiar with. If I have reason to believe that combination is insufficient, I'll either stay home or pack the M-1A SOCOM 16.