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Old January 29th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #16
 
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These 454 Alakan threads keep me Jonesing for one, I already have a mountain of ammo for it's big brother the 9.5" 454 SRH which makes the decision a little easier, but without anything resembling a grizzly or polar bear in these parts and being a bit large for a CCW I question its usefulness for me. A good price on a clean used one would certainly help but I haven't seen one at the LGSs. Guess I'll just keep looking...



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Old January 29th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #17
 
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These 454 Alakan threads keep me Jonesing for one, I already have a mountain of ammo for it's big brother the 9.5" 454 SRH which makes the decision a little easier, but without anything resembling a grizzly or polar bear in these parts and being a bit large for a CCW I question its usefulness for me. A good price on a clean used one would certainly help but I haven't seen one at the LGSs. Guess I'll just keep looking...
Call ruger see if you can order one through your FFL..
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Call ruger see if you can order one through your FFL..
Oh, I know I can order a new one, but the cost/benefit doesn't quite work out at that price, hence my desire for a deal on a used one.
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I love my Alaskan. Bought it new and have never looked back. I've fired mostly CorBon 45 Colt loads in it. It's primarily my home/vehicle defense gun. Kept loaded with CorBon's 200 gr. jhp load while the speed loaders are stocked with CorBon's 225 solid copper hp load. The HKS speed loaders made for the S&W 625 revolvers work quite well in the Alaskan. I have fired some of the lighter 454 loads made by Magtech and didn't find the recoil difficult to deal with.
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Recoil, schmeecoil..................

I took my 24 yr. old daughter and my 15 yr. old son out shooting today.
Both have experience with firearms, but I was introducing them to my 454 Alaskan.

I started them off with 185gr and 225gr 45 Colt, which they thought was pretty cool, very easy to shoot and handle.
Then I moved them up to some 225gr, 250gr, and 300gr 454 Casull.

To my surprise, they took very well to all of it and actually enjoyed shooting all the 454 loads, with a special comment for the 300gr. "WOW, that is cool!!!"
They ended up shooting more 454 than 45 Colt. A bit expensive but well worth the fun watching them.
The next trip I am going to let them try the 360gr. BB hardcast I have. That should be very interesting...LOL.

Personally, I love this gun and feel that if you work with it and understand it, it is very easy to control and the recoil isn't that bad. Yes it can be stout with the heavier 454 loads, but 45 Colt and lighter 454 loads it is a joy.
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You'd be surprised to find out what 454 ammo is loaded to pressure wise. Remember, the 454 is rated at like 60,000psi. You're not gonna find DT or BB ammo loaded max 454 pressure. Maybe winchester 260gr. In that short barreled 454 you wouldn't be able to keep them from jumping crimp. It's my understanding BB, DT, CorBon, etc load to about 50,000psi. That's low end 454 or custom 5 shot 45 Colt gun levels.

I shoot a 4" 45 Colt Redhawk that I converted to a 454. I've shot lots of 355gr 45 Colt handloads over max and let me tell you. Stepping up to high end 454 loads with the same boolit takes it to a whole different league. True 454 pressure loads will torque and flip that gun like crazy. Enjoy your Alaskans with light 454 loads but if you really want to feel 454 recoil go to Freedom Arms website and get some 454 load data. Push a 260gr -300gr bullet at 1600-1800fps out of a 7.5 inch revolver and drop those in your Alaskan then tell us about recoil, after you wipe the blood out of your eyes from your bleeding forehead! Or try some 400gr loads. I can't keep 435gr loads from jumping crimp in my 4" gun. Just too much recoil.

My 355gr 454 load chronies at 1300fps out of my 4" Redhawk, 1700 out if my 20inch levergun. That's plenty. It's all I can do to hang on to and I've had mine magnaported to tame the flip/twist.

From Buffalo Bores website...

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php...ct_detail&p=60

454 Casull Ammo - 360 gr. L.B.T. - L.W.N. (1,425 fps/M.E. 1,623 ft. lbs.) - 20 Round Box (Big Game up to 2000 lbs.)

The .454 Casull is one cartridge that Buffalo Bore Ammunition does not load to it's full pressure limit. When loaded to it's full pressure potential the .454 Casull can become unreliable and unpleasant to shoot. At upper pressure levels, heavy bullets tend to jump crimp - tying up the cylinder. (wouldn't this be great in an emergency) Also, fired brass can stick in the chambers.

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Having said all that. I love shooting those 454 boomer loads! Here's a pretty good article on the 454. Makes for some good reading.

.454 Casull--Aged to Perfection
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I've Shot BB in 325gr and man thats a hell of a load..
As Latey, Ive shot Winchester silver 260gr.. Also shot some of this:
Cabela's: HSM Bear Load Handgun Ammunition

Also shot some hornandy 260 HP... Shot most of that stuff one handed, I dont reomend anyone do that,Y well after shooting 24 rounds my first time out Hurt my hand the next day.
Now after that shooting is not a big deal, and No the gun flips , but not enough to hit me in the forhead. If you let that happen then your not holding the Firearm correctly..IMHO.

Still a fun firearm to shoot.

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Good thing he knows how to hold it!

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This guy needs some instruction. And it's only a .429

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Hey, what can i say.

Ive seen the Youtube of the first guy shooting a 480 and his holding on the best he can.

The second guy, yea he need HG1 class. I've never seen someone hold a firearm like that...wow.
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ya, he's lucky he didn't loose parts of some fingers.
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My gun should be in tomorrow. Now to find some 454 ammo in my neck of the woods. I have plenty of 45 Colt cases and plenty of big LBT bullets that I use in my Vaquero. I may have to use them for starters.
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https://www.underwoodammo.com/454-ca...low-point-box/

This is what i bought many years ago.. Good for carry in the woods..
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We have been constantly suprised how popular this gun is based on our holster sales. I went out and bought one in .44 and have a wonderful time shooting it this past summer. I have been playing with 44 special loads lately and it's become a fantastic shooter for me even at 50 yards. I'm seriously considering taking it on my next hog hunt!
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