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#210506 - 04/25/21 02:13 AM Re: Trying a new caliber - 454 Casull [Re: H2OBUG]
Reloder28
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 Originally Posted By: H2OBUG
I have had two Super Redhawks and a Encore in 454. I currently have a Super Blackhawk in 480.

I enjoy shooting the 45 Colt much more than the 454. Although the 45 Colt loads are pretty stoked up they just don't seem to have the recoil of the 454. Truthfully I can't seem to get them more dead with the 454. I ended up loading the 454 down and using the 250XTP. So I sold both and just stay with the 45 Colts.
Mind you I tried this twice.

Now the 480 Ruger Blackhawk I have shoots well and recoil is reasonable.
I shoot 275 and 350 Speer bullets out of it.


‘Zackly what I did & am currently doing. 45 Colt & 480 Ruger.

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#210545 - 04/28/21 03:40 AM Re: Trying a new caliber - 454 Casull [Re: Reloder28]
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I have the same gun in .454 with a Weigand mount and a Ultradot Matchdot. I am not a fan of the balance, so I am in the process of going back to irons with the upgraded Hi-viz.

I had good luck with the accuracy of the factory Federal Fusion 260gr as well as handloads with the Hornady 250gr XTP with a upper end charge of Titegroup. I don’t remember the load off of the top of my head, but it had low extreme spreads. Both loads mentioned above are mild loading. They are much closer to heavy .45 Colt or .44 Mag ballistics than full-tilt .454 loads. No clue as to how they handle flesh though.

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#210581 - 05/01/21 08:08 AM Re: Trying a new caliber - 454 Casull [Re: bluecow]
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 Originally Posted By: bluecow
Now add a Warren Custom Outdoor "one ragged hole" rear sight:)


Done. I like the idea of a rear aperture for sure.


Thanks!
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