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Old February 1, 2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Loads For 480 Ruger?

I have just purchased a RSH 480 and looking for some hunting and plinking loads. Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old February 1, 2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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The Lyman Pistol & Revolver 3rd Edition has a section dedicated solely to the .480 Ruger by Brian Pierce. It has a good bit of load info, and they list quite a few loads for it.
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Old February 1, 2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Plinking with a 480Ruger is gonna be awfully expensive.
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Old February 1, 2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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I cast bullets for the 480 with the Lee 325 SWC. I use 2400. Bullets are infact expensive, casting your own lowers cost substantially. Also Ranier plated bullets are relatively cheap if you do not cast.
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Old February 1, 2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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I use a 415gr hunter hard cast with 20gr of 296 for Big Thump.
10gr of unique and a 300-335gr cast should be a great plinking load if your so inclined.
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