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Old April 26th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #1
 
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Redhawk converted from .45 Colt to .454 Casull?

Anyone here do this by simply changing out their cylinder? I read on a different forum about this and now it's got me wondering. The guy simply changed his cylinder from the original .45 Colt to a cylinder from a Super Redhawk of .454 Casull. Made what looked to me to be a very nice packable carry gun.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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Its very easy to do and its working great so far for him
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Its very easy to do and its working great so far for him
I agree. Very packable and looks great.
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It could give problems in the future if you are using max loading as the SRH 454 also has a special alloyed barrel as well as cylinder.
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bowfishn, don't think the problem will be the barrel but, throat errosion seems to be a definate problem with Lil' Gun powder? You do know of course Ruger now only makes them with five shot cylinders?
If you can cifer through the BS this thread will give some insight.
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You do know of course Ruger now only makes them with five shot cylinders?
Ruger now only makes what with 5 shot cylinders? If you're are talking about .454 Super Redhawks they are still six shots as always.
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evandailey, don't think so? dI think all SRs are just five shooters, except maybe the .44 magnums?
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evandailey, don't think so? dI think all SRs are just five shooters, except maybe the .44 magnums?
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They're lying on their website then.

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480 Ruger went to five shot but all others are six. My Alaskan for sure holds six
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Before anyone does this, it would be wise to simply load the .45 LC to higher pressures ans see if he can handle a gun of that magnitude.

Or just buy a box of Buffolo Bore ammunition's 300 grainers loaded to 1200 fps....Heavy .45 Colt +P Pistol & Handgun Ammunition

By the time one gets a 300 grain bullet going 1200 fps, he just might decide that enough is truly enough.
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By the time one gets a 300 grain bullet going 1200 fps, he just might decide that enough is truly enough.
True, but what fun is enough?
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480 Ruger went to five shot but all others are six. My Alaskan for sure holds six
Both my .480 Ruger and Alaskan and 6-shots. I believe they went to 5-shot in later model .480s due to extraction problems (though I've had no such trouble).
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Before anyone does this, it would be wise to simply load the .45 LC to higher pressures ans see if he can handle a gun of that magnitude.

Or just buy a box of Buffolo Bore ammunition's 300 grainers loaded to 1200 fps....Heavy .45 Colt +P Pistol & Handgun Ammunition

By the time one gets a 300 grain bullet going 1200 fps, he just might decide that enough is truly enough.
Very Good Advice. I hear most 454 owners shoot hot 45 LC's anyway instead of the 454 rounds. I ventured into 454 territory with some of my loadings for my RedHawk 4" and I am glad I got the 45 LC instead of the 454. With a 300 grain pill that was just too much revolver, almost uncontrollable, for me anyways.
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I hear most 454 owners shoot hot 45 LC's anyway instead of the 454 rounds.
I'll go through 70-100 rounds of 454 in a practice session. If my shoulder isn't sore and I can still lift my arm when I leave the range I feel like I didn't get in a fully day of shooting. I must be a glutton for punishment
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