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#181386 - 06/12/17 07:44 PM 480 Ruger Shooters
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Any 480 Ruger shooters out there?

I am the proud owner of a new Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley 5 shot revolver. What can anyone tell me about this lovely cartridge?

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#181387 - 06/12/17 08:32 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: 357 Herrett]
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First of all, congratulations on scoring a great revolver in a great cartridge! It's one of my favorites, and I have owned one in one iteration or another since 2001. It's easy shooting and very terminally effective when loaded correctly. I have a the same revolver and recently took delivery of one of the new 4 5/8-inch barreled .480 models. I'm anxious to hear your shooting impressions!
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#181389 - 06/12/17 09:36 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: Whitworth]
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Lust.
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#181390 - 06/12/17 11:12 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: Whitworth]
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Sorry, I forgot to include it' has the 6 1/2 inch barrel. Gun balances very well.

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#181393 - 06/13/17 10:52 AM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: 357 Herrett]
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I really like mine!! I think she was one of the first public SBH 480's shipped and she will not be for sale anytime soon. I did a little post about it when I first got her here... and it seems pretty popular because I have shipped quite a few holsters for the big SBH since then.
http://www.handgunhunt.com/forum/ubbthre...true#Post163290
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#181397 - 06/13/17 02:10 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: freedom475]
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I love them, to me they are kind of the dividing line between manageable recoil & recoil that's a bit over the edge. Anyone that can handle a 44 magnum should be able to shoot a 480 with reasonable loads.
I've owned 3, first one was A Super Red Hawk & I took my bull moose with it several years ago, then a Harton 5 shot Bisley which accounted for another bull moose & then one of the new Bisley's like the one you mention. They are great guns & you don't have to run them full tilt to take 90% of what's out there. Run them 1000-1100 fps with a good cast slug & you can just about eat the bullet hole.

Dick

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#181401 - 06/13/17 03:34 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: sixshot]
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Mine is a new model super red hawk. Love it.
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#181439 - 06/16/17 12:15 AM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: reflex264]
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Like mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vErAskQ63eM
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#181646 - 06/25/17 09:38 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: BRASF0311]
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Just bought a used Super Redhawk w a 7.5 barrel.

glad to see the opinions here about the caliber
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#181654 - 06/26/17 06:33 PM Re: 480 Ruger Shooters [Re: BKS]
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The only thing I don't like is that CPB quit the 370gr bullet. It was a perfect match. At 1400fps it dropped deer like a h-bomb.
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