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Old March 7th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #1
 
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Question The lands and grooves rifling difference between .44 and .454 in SRH's

I have three super redhawks currently, one is the 7.5" in .44 Magnum and the other two are Super Redhawks in 7.5" and 2.5" (The Alaskan). I am the original owner for all three and they are were all made in 2015 I think. I have noticed that the rifling on my .454's are smoother but also "different". Not sure how I'd classify it.

The rifling in my SRH .44 Mag is cleaner and the rifling is a little, and I mean a little deeper. I have also owned two 7.5" .454 Super redhawks in target gray. These two were made in 2000 and the muzzle looked a little different than the later models but I also noticed these .454's were also "smooth".

I told my local LGS about it and he said he also noticed it an all the .454 Super Redhawks.

Does anyone know why Ruger does this?



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It's almost like the lands are a little wider in the .454 and just a little more smoother.
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I can just guess, 44 magnum is slower and some rounds may come loaded with hard cast bullets. I have never seen a 454 load that wasn't copper jacketed . It may be that wider rifleing gives more surface on the copper and provides a better spin on the bullet. Just a guess , what think you?


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I can just guess, 44 magnum is slower and some rounds may come loaded with hard cast bullets. I have never seen a 454 load that wasn't copper jacketed . It may be that wider rifleing gives more surface on the copper and provides a better spin on the bullet. Just a guess , what think you?


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That's a very good guess. I've also seen .454's in lead wide nose gas check.
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Well there you go ! My only experience with my 454 has been with Hornady factory loans . You can bet there is a reason .


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