| "This weapon isn't functioning properly! Send it back to the armory and perform the necessary repairs to make it functional again."
This article needs to be cleaned up and brought up to Gun Wiki standards.
Due to the pressures involved and the overall length of the cartridge, guns chambered for this cartridge tend to be somewhat large and heavy. This has proved to be a very accurate cartridge and a fine performer with bullets weighing up to 300 grains. There is a price to pay for such performance and it comes in the form of considerable muzzle blast and recoil. The barrel compensator on some Wesson firearms has tamed this cartridge considerably, reducing its recoil. For those willing to put up with the muzzle blast and recoil, this caliber could prove to be an excellent choice for competition silhouette shooting or handgun hunting of large game.