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#186462 - 11/17/17 10:52 PM 480 Bisley Questions
BKS
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I?ve been considering a Ruger 480 Bisley revolver. I see that they now make it in a 6.5? and a 4 5/8? barrel length. I had a Bisley Hunter before and had trouble shooting decent groups with it. I?ve learned more from this forum and want to try a single action revolver again.

I?d like to hear from anyone that has these revolvers and any other advice.
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#186472 - 11/18/17 08:51 AM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: BKS]
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I have one in each barrel length and think they are a great platform for the cartridge. Both of mine are accurate as well. I have no hesitation to recommend them.
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#186477 - 11/18/17 10:21 AM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: BKS]
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 Originally Posted By: BKS
I?ve been considering a Ruger 480 Bisley revolver. I see that they now make it in a 6.5? and a 4 5/8? barrel length. I had a Bisley Hunter before and had trouble shooting decent groups with it. I?ve learned more from this forum and want to try a single action revolver again.

I?d like to hear from anyone that has these revolvers and any other advice.



Split the difference get the 6 1/2? one and have the barrel shortened to 5 1/2?. The best of both worlds.

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#186482 - 11/18/17 01:37 PM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: jwp475]
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I've had 4 of them from 5 1/2" to the 7 1/2" Super Redhawk & it's really a wash, try to handle & hopefully shoot each barrel length if you can. Lighter is handier, heavier is less recoil. But you can over come recoil by handloading so it's really which one you like the best, they're all great.

Dick

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#186491 - 11/18/17 05:44 PM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: sixshot]
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I like more barrel, but short is better for packing.
With open sights more barrel is easier to shoot well.

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#186502 - 11/18/17 07:46 PM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: sixshot]
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
I've had 4 of them from 5 1/2" to the 7 1/2" Super Redhawk & it's really a wash, try to handle & hopefully shoot each barrel length if you can. Lighter is handier, heavier is less recoil. But you can over come recoil by handloading so it's really which one you like the best, they're all great.

Dick
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#186510 - 11/18/17 09:18 PM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Never noticed much of a handiness diff bw a 6.5? and a 4 5/8? barrel carrywise. The 6.5? will be easier to shoot and group with though.

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#186861 - 11/26/17 11:51 AM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: tradmark]
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Can't believe no one has said it yet, buy both, no need to choose.
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#186863 - 11/26/17 02:49 PM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: cottonstalk]
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I have the 6.5" and don't find it cumbersome to carry. Mine is a tack driver. The operator not so much, but the gun is capable of outstanding accuracy.

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#193357 - 06/30/18 12:32 PM Re: 480 Bisley Questions [Re: mart]
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I have both and love them each. If I had to choose one over the other, it would be the 4.62 barrel.

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