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Old December 29th, 2016, 12:29 PM   #31
 
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So Glad I didn't BFR in .475/480 .My SRH in .480 with 1200 FPS 400 gr bullets is just fine.No charging water filled tin can is a match for this cartridge .



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I chose a SRH Alaskan in .454 Casull over the .480 Ruger simply because you can shoot .45 Colt through through the .454 revolver....and I really like the .45 Colt round!

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I have a Ruger Alaskan in .480 Ruger. Recoil is kind of subjective to each shooter. If you think full power .44 mag is too much, then don't bother. For me this gun and caliber is a blast. I have this for dangerous game. Recoil is substantially more than .44mag. I could easily shoot 50 rounds or more of full power .44mag in a range session. For the .480 Ruger 20 rounds is plenty. My palm will be bruised and finger joints will swell up a bit afterwords. This round is in a different class than 454 Casull. It shoots heavier bullets well. Ballistics are similar to a 45-70 rifle. Noise levels are excessive. I suggest using ear plugs and muffs at the same time. I have fired it in an indoor range a couple of times, you get everybody's attention including the clerks behind the counter! For safety I would suggest loading 1 round at a time until you get use to it. You can always load down if you reload. This is not a round for everyone. A great round for hunting and certainly for the reloader.
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I think I need to order some more brass befor its discontinued
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I think I need to order some more brass befor its discontinued
Did I miss something?
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You guys are driving up demand. .480 Ruger is in the top 10 on Starline's web page. :-)

To be clear Ironworker, .480 Ruger is not being discontinued at this point.
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I've only shot .44Mag in a 6.5" Taurus M44 & a 7.5" Redhawk, with factory ammo. No bueno for me & totally takes the .454 off the table for me.

But, I run fairly stiff handloads through both of my Bisley .41Mag Blackhawks comfortably & can easily burn through 200rds per range session with no discomfort.

I've also shot a buddy's 5.5" .45LC, shooting 260gr LWFNs at 1270fps & found it to be just plain fun. No doubt you were shooting a big ol' bullet, but much milder recoil than even my wound-up .41s.

Maybe I just prefer s/a revolvers to d/a?

Been thinking about maybe a 6.5" SBH .480 with the intention of shooting 400gr pills at 900-1000fps & 350gr maybe a touch faster. Where would y'all put these milder .480 loads on the recoil scale?
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I've never shot reloads in .480, but I've shot some 275 grn rounds. The 275 grain through both the SRH Alaskan and SBH 6.5" is more than a .44 mag.

Because the .480 Ruger seems to push back into the hand rather than flip the muzzle like .454, the recoil doesn't bother me as much. Even still, I don't shoot more than 20 in a given session.
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