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#189505 - 02/07/18 12:07 PM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: KRal]
Holler
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The Freedom Arms is getting some serious thought right about now

Can you please advise? Who would you send it to, for the barrel setback?

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#189507 - 02/07/18 12:16 PM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: Holler]
KRal
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There's several good smiths that can do it. Some will have a longer turn around time due to work load. Setting a barrel back is a common practice so it's not something a top tier smith has to do.

I've had Gary Reeder to do a couple for me and have no complaints. His turn around time was hasty and if I remember correctly, the cost was somewhere around $70 plus shipping; but don't quote me on that.

Other options is: Magnaport International; Hamilton Bowen, David Clements, Jack Huntington, Alan Harton, Ben Forkin, Andy Horvath and John Gallagher just to name a few off the top of my head.
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#189509 - 02/07/18 12:44 PM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: KRal]
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Well after talking to Magnaport, Ten Ring and Bowen... the answer is NO. Nobody can remove the barrel from a Super Redhawk, Without damaging the frame. So does anybody want to buy a used SRH, less than 300 rounds??? I'm gonna buy a FA. Should have done the research first. If I'd known that this unit can't be re barreled, I wouldn't have bought it.
Lesson learned!!!

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#189516 - 02/07/18 03:00 PM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: Holler]
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Sounds like Ruger haven't improved either their product quality or customer service after all. With modern manufacturing there is no excuse for the type of tolerances Ruger serve up.

If the main issue is cylinder throat sizing then a partial fix can be to use cast projectiles of a size specifically matched to your cylinder. This means casting your own projectiles. You lose the ability to get acceptable results from factory ammo or premium projectiles.

If you decide to ditch the SRH, then you might want to consider a BFR. Its a pity that the only DA alternatives to the Ruger are the Taurus (even worse reputation than Ruger) or the S&W .460 Mag (too large for many people).

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#189521 - 02/07/18 08:57 PM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: Walkingthemup]
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Get a Freedom, and don?t look back, they are a awesome revolver!

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#189529 - 02/08/18 06:09 AM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: racksmasher1]
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Freedom Arms revolvers will definitely bring you satisfaction. I also believe the Magnum Research BFR is another option.

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#189577 - 02/09/18 07:34 AM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: dhom]
jwp475
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The cylinder leads and the forcing cone all affect velocity. The barrel cylinder gap is not the only culprit.

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#189622 - 02/11/18 12:59 AM Re: SRH 454 CASULL load data questions [Re: jwp475]
Holler
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I bought a POS.
It's on it's way back to Ruger.
The cylinder gap is.014"
Every other one I measured at the local gun store, was.008" or less.

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