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This is a discussion on New Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull - .45 Long Colt THUMPER within the Ruger Double Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by TheWall Just think what it's like in the Alaskan. Those short barrels have to be real flame throwers with that shorty barrel. ...


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Old September 6th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #16
 
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Just think what it's like in the Alaskan.
Those short barrels have to be real flame throwers with that shorty barrel. Would love to see one shot in the dark . . .

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I can oblige that.

I was up in the Wisconsin Northwoods this weekend with my buddies, and as is custom, we always have a 'muzzle flash test' when we get up there the first night.



Jump ahead if you want to 4:40 if you want to see the 454 Casull Alaskan; I was shooting the 240gr Hornady XTP's. Sadly, I couldn't find any 300 grainers to shoot that day.

The flash looks better in 720p.

Side Note: my Alaskan has the rubber grips with wood inserts in it - really wasn't bad shooting the casull rounds without the Hogue tamers. My hand was a little sore after about 5 cylinders full of 454, but nothing too bad or irritating, and it was gone the next day. The 300 grain bullets might be different, of course. Granted, if I were to take it out and put a few hundred rounds through it, I'd put the Tamers back on, but 45 Colt and 45 Colt loaded up to about 44 Mag pressures were no issue at all.

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I can oblige that.

I was up in the Wisconsin Northwoods this weekend with my buddies, and as is custom, we always have a 'muzzle flash test' when we get up there the first night.



Jump ahead if you want to 4:40 if you want to see the 454 Casull Alaskan; I was shooting the 240gr Hornady XTP's. Sadly, I couldn't find any 300 grainers to shoot that day.

The flash looks better in 720p.

Side Note: my Alaskan has the rubber grips with wood inserts in it - really wasn't bad shooting the casull rounds without the Hogue tamers. My hand was a little sore after about 5 cylinders full of 454, but nothing too bad or irritating, and it was gone the next day. The 300 grain bullets might be different, of course. Granted, if I were to take it out and put a few hundred rounds through it, I'd put the Tamers back on, but 45 Colt and 45 Colt loaded up to about 44 Mag pressures were no issue at all.


WOW!! I love it!!!!
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I took a minute to capture some of the best frame stills.









And last but not least, I tried smiling for the camera for this one:


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I'm assuming the smaller flame ball closer to your hands is coming from the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. If so it's a great visual to teach people to keep their fingers back from that point.
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Sure is. When I was frame-by-framing it, you could definitely see it explode forth from the B/C gap first; quite a sizable explosion, as well. I was rather surprised to see just how big it got.
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Nuthin' like the kick of Hornady's 240 grain and 300 grain JHP XTP's for fun! At night, the little Alaskan looks like a flame-thrower!

Recoil...gotta 'man up' for that! I have small hands so I don't like the Hogue rubber grips. Since the Ruger SRH, and the GP100, both have the same grip peg...I found a pair of the smaller, original factory rubber/wood panel grips (from a GP100 fixed-sight revolver) and , whenever it's my turn to shoot, I install those. The grip size is perfect and the recoil is awesome, but managable. After about 2 cylinders of those, it's back to the 250 grain, .45LC stuff! Lots of fun!
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I was actually considering getting a set of Eagle Grips' Secret Service Rosewood boot grips.

Gun Grips | Rosewood Smooth Secret Service R - Rosewood Smooth Secret Service Ruger GP-100 & Spr. Redhawk Grips | Gun Grips

Seems like they'd be much fun to shoot with.

My buddies wouldn't shoot the Casull rounds without the Tamer grips in place - bunch of wussies, I say! I also used the Alaskan as a 'wake up' device - after about 10am when they were still passed out snoring, I'd walk up to the back of their trailer and fire two rounds into the woods. Woke everyone up right quick!
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My S&W .357 Custom came with black laminate custom grips.

They are gorgeous but very hard to control and my target groups were all over the place. So for pretty I put on the custom grips

but for shooting I put on the Hogues - - - and the difference in groups was incredible.



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And by the way - - I always hold my handguns in double clutch ON THE GRIP and away from the Barrel/Cylinder Gap - - but not because I thought about possible flash out of that gap - - - - - but I certainly am glad that is the way I hold em after seeing those still pictures ! ! ! !

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And by the way - - I always hold my handguns in double clutch ON THE GRIP and away from the Barrel/Cylinder Gap - - but not because I thought about possible flash out of that gap - - - - - but I certainly am glad that is the way I hold em after seeing those still pictures ! ! ! !

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I wonder how that lawsuit turned out?

I'm assuming Todd Smith lost, otherwise you'd see protective handguards on all S&W revolvers, similar to the hilt of a cutlass, as their lawyers would have immediately required design changes.

Either that, or all new S&W revolvers would be shipping with a set of these bad boys:
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Well I picked up the Bushnell Elite Handgun 2-6x32 scope and let me tell you something - there is nothing to compare the Bushnell Elite line with your gunshop/sporting goods variety Bushnell scope. This baby is sweet and as good as any Leopold or Nikon I have ever looked through. In fact I am going to order another to replace the Nikon Encore I have on my Ruger SRH .44 Magnum. The Nikon eye relief at 6x is not nearly as good as the Bushnell Elite and the image is even more crisp in the Elite. When the owner of the shop saw the scope mounted on my SRH he looked at me and raised his eyebrows then said "Now you are STEPPING UP in the world! Those Elites are SWEEET...."

Here is an updated picture of my BIGGUNS - - - - -
Ruger SRH .454 Casull with the new Bushnell Elite scope on top - Ruger SRH .44 Mag - - S&W Custom 686 .357 Magnum.


Here is a pic of the cartridges plus a couple others for reference . . . .
.22LR - - - .45ACP - - - .45-70 LE - - - .454 Casull (300gr) - - - .44 Magnum - - - .357 Magnum


Hope to get some targets shot next week and will post here.

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