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Old June 21st, 2015, 06:02 PM   #16
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Awesome choice, I got mine about a month ago as a partner to my desert eagle 50ae, smith 29, and gp100's. I love the big bores. They are not as bad as some I have fired, I really enjoyed shooting the casull. I had the issue of my cylinder rubbing on my gp100 last year, turned out it was the ammo. The primer wasn't seated deep enough on the pmc, and was rubbing on the rear of the action when you tried to rotate it. Switched ammo, never an issue since. You will enjoy the casull for many years to come....I know I will.



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I really love mine too. The 300 Hornady factory xtp rounds are quite exciting. Congrats on an awesome gun.
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Congrats on the 454 Alaskan. One fun gun to touch off. You might also try Penn bullets. I've been shooting their 300 gr TCL and it's accurate plus zero leading.
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Mine also will bind on one cylinder.....but ONLY if I heat it up really hot.
Usually on the third cylinder full of heavy .454 shooting as fast as possible
then reload......but never cold, or shooting normal.
I would let Ruger take care of it. It is my go-to side arm for bear country [AK]
I only have 6 of my reloads through it so heat shouldn't be an issue. I can see a bright spot on the cylinder where it is rubbing at one chamber. I'm going to put a few more through it then let Ruger fix it.
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Also check out Penn Bullets INC. | Custom Cast Bullets
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questions.....online or on the phone personally. Been shooting his stuff for 20+yrs.

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Congrats on the 454 Alaskan. One fun gun to touch off. You might also try Penn bullets. I've been shooting their 300 gr TCL and it's accurate plus zero leading.
I'm going to have to stop in at Penn Bullets. I think they sell over the counter. I'm over that way a couple of times a month and always mean to stop but never get around to it.
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when you meet Bob Palermo, well, you tell me later how that went.
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Very nice revolver, there's a .454 model at my local gun store that I would love to have. If the budget had room, that gun would be nestled comfortably between my Wiley Clapp GP and my S&W 629 V-Comp.
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Love my 454 rsrha. Took me a while to finally shoot 454 in it though. I was skeered. Love it now. 45 colt is a real *****cat. Love the gun
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Love my 454 rsrha. Took me a while to finally shoot 454 in it though. I was skeered. Love it now. 45 colt is a real *****cat. Love the gun
What was the recoil like? I assume it has to recoil more than the .44 magnum but what does it to compare to.
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What was the recoil like? I assume it has to recoil more than the .44 magnum but what does it to compare to.
Impossible for me to convey the feel of it, gotta try it for yourself if you can. But for me the grips make a huge difference. I've also got a SRH 454 9.5" w/ scope and older style grip and the Alaskan is less abusive to my hand. Gonna eventually change the grip on the bigger one.
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My Alaskan 44mag had a similar issue, sent it back to Ruger 3 times before they finally got the fix!!! Mine took about 18 rounds before the cylinder would lock up tight!!! And that is EITHER 44mag or 44spl rounds. Send it back to Ruger and they will fix the problem, they will send you a label and you can ship it from your house.
The Alaskan is one of my favorite 44's!!! Carry it all the time, so get yours fixed and shoot it all day long!
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Love my 454 rsrha. Took me a while to finally shoot 454 in it though. I was skeered. Love it now. 45 colt is a real *****cat. Love the gun
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What was the recoil like? I assume it has to recoil more than the .44 magnum but what does it to compare to.
Now that is where reloading comes in handy. I'm working my way up. Sorta like the frog and the boiling water scenario. My buddy just bought one a couple of months ago and shot factory .454 loads first (not sure what brand) and he said it kicked like a mule and his cousin said it was unmanageable, though his cousin has never before shot a big bore to my recollection.
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Impossible for me to convey the feel of it, gotta try it for yourself if you can. But for me the grips make a huge difference. I've also got a SRH 454 9.5" w/ scope and older style grip and the Alaskan is less abusive to my hand. Gonna eventually change the grip on the bigger one.
That tamer grip really softens it up with that extra foam insert. Felt like more of a push than the snappy kick of my contender in .44 Mag.
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My Alaskan 44mag had a similar issue, sent it back to Ruger 3 times before they finally got the fix!!! Mine took about 18 rounds before the cylinder would lock up tight!!! And that is EITHER 44mag or 44spl rounds. Send it back to Ruger and they will fix the problem, they will send you a label and you can ship it from your house.
The Alaskan is one of my favorite 44's!!! Carry it all the time, so get yours fixed and shoot it all day long!
Thanks mazer. Do you recall what the ultimate fix was?
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Not sure EXACTLY, but when shooting enough rounds and the gun heated up, the cylinder would begin to meet the cone. The cylinder would become more and more difficult to cycle with each shot till it actually froze up entirely. Had to wait till it cooled down to be able to release the cylinder!!!!
They never did say what they did, but they "fixed it". On the second trip out they replaced my front and rear sights (they were a little beat up) which was nice, didn't fix the problem, but it was still nice!!!!
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