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Old April 10, 2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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gave the .480 a workout today....

i went down to the range and gave my .480 super redhawk a workout today...shot some targets at the pistol area...then did some benchresting with it on the rifle range ..... went through about a box and a half of ammo and it was a great day of concussive enjoyment...
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Old April 10, 2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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Concussive enjoyment is the best kind. Enjoyed it yesterday myself!
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Old April 10, 2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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I am really glad you like the 480

And

Tell about it

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Old April 10, 2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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How did you do with the targets? You have a scope on your SRH? I am probably going to do some shooting in a few days with my 480.
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Old April 10, 2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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I am kind of going to hijack this thread. i have been going back and fourth on what caliber to buy a SRH in 44 or 480. could you guys give me some help on the recoil between the two. and the general feel between the two calibers when shooting. thanks all
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Old April 10, 2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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IMO recoil is so similiar, you would be silly to choose the 44 over the 480 based on that reason.
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Old April 10, 2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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rob-C, why are you wanting to buy either a 44 or 480? My personal opinion is that the 480 in the SRH is about 30% more recoil relative to a normal factory 44 mag load. I would suggest that you consider the Magnum Research BFR in 475/480 before the SRH. It is more comfortable to shoot in 480. There is a reason why the big bore shooters primarily like single actions.
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Old April 10, 2013, 07:12 PM   #8
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the recoil on the .480 is alot more than any 44 magnum i have ever shot...the key is your grip when you shoot it....if you hold it the wrong way when shooting it will let you know...after a little while i was shooting it with one hand...its a handful but i got used to it pretty quick..
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Old April 10, 2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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Man, what loads do you guys shoot in your 480s? I shoot store bought 325 grains and I'd swear they are no more stiff then what my buddy shoots in his 44
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Old April 10, 2013, 07:49 PM   #10
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im shooting the 325 grain hornady ammo...the cases like to stick though....i am interested in trying the 400 grain loads from hornady...
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Old April 10, 2013, 08:18 PM   #11
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I special ordered the 400s for deer season last year. I think I like the 325s better. And btw, my cases stick too. Unless its 20 degrees or less, then I wait about ten seconds after the last shot and they all just drop right out!
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Old April 10, 2013, 08:24 PM   #12
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thanks all I am not recoil sensitive, just wanted to know if the 480 was head and shoulders above the 44 in the recoil department.as for why buy a SRH instead of a BFR,, the PRICE,, I have seen 480 SRH's go for $500 to $600..
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Old April 10, 2013, 08:29 PM   #13
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if youre used to a good amount of recoil then you should have no problem...
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Old April 10, 2013, 10:56 PM   #14
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There have been a couple threads on the 480 Ruger in the last 6 months or so. I would suggest that you search and read those threads.

I haven't seen any of those $500 SRH's in a long time. The new ones retail for over $1000 assuming Ruger starts production again.
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Old April 10, 2013, 11:11 PM   #15
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"I haven't seen any of those $500 SRH's in a long time. The new ones retail for over $1000 assuming Ruger starts production again. "

^ check Ruger's website last time i went there the .480 SRH was back in the lineup.
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Old April 11, 2013, 07:10 AM   #16
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Yes, they are back in their catalog, but nobody has seen a newly manufactured one. I personally want an Alaskan in 480
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Old April 11, 2013, 03:35 PM   #17
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guy had a used SRH in 480 on arms list about a hour from my house he had it at $500.i just did not have the $ right now. and not the first time I have seen them this low
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Old April 11, 2013, 06:31 PM   #18
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The new 480 SRH's are supposed to 5-shot are they not?

And pay no attention to my signature line with such a beast as these.
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Old April 12, 2013, 01:56 AM   #19
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If you have been shooting proper 310 grain Hammer Heads in your 44 Magnum, recoil is pretty close.

Get Hogue Tamer Grips on the SRH, like come on the Alaskan. This helps with recoil a bunch. I have had 2 SRH's in 44 and 2 in 480. All have had Tamer Grips installed.

I have a pair of SRH 480's. I have never fired a factory loaded round through either of them. My advice to anyone who owns a 480, Get A Reloader. I have one source for lead bullets at around 20 cents each. That should put you at under 30 cents a round reloading for it.
Reloading also allows you to back it off of a maximum load for deer, and target shooting.

As far as I am concerned the 480 is the best revolver hunting cartridge ever designed. Plenty of power for anything in North America, and with tolerable recoil.

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Old April 13, 2013, 12:23 PM   #20
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As far as I am concerned the 480 is the best revolver hunting cartridge ever designed. Plenty of power for anything in North America, and with tolerable recoil.
The 454 Casull started the 44+ show for the common man. The 480 Ruger appeared in 2001. It is a cartridge/caliber that does exactly what it was advertised to do.

I don't know about "ever", but if you are looking for a good caliber for handgun hunting, the 480 Ruger is an excellent one. It is not the choice for handgun hunting at 200 yds. Don't worry about sales figures or what you think is going to happen to Ruger 480 DA's. Get one and shoot it. There is no better example of a revolver meant to be shot and shot a lot than the Ruger SRH, Freedom Arms, and BFR's in 480/475. These are meat getters and have little collector interest. Perhaps the Alaskan in 480 might qualify for "collector interest" but reportedly Ruger is making that revolver again in 480. It's a six shooter just like when it first came out.

And yes, get the Hogue tamer grips for the SRH.
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Old April 13, 2013, 12:25 PM   #21
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The .480 is a wonderful cartridge and deserves to be far more popular than either X-frame chambering.
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Old April 13, 2013, 12:36 PM   #22
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The .480 I thought you fired a lazer blaster, Boba Fett =p


How much does .480 runs a round?
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Old April 13, 2013, 12:57 PM   #23
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The Hornady 325 gr XTP's run in the $30-$33/20-ct box. When they were first introduced, the price was about $1/round. Prices have gone up. It has been reported that Hornady has discontinued the 400 gr XTP offering. Other commercial loadings run more.

Like all big bore shooting, it is not a cheap game to play. With reloading you can cut the cost down dramatically.
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Old April 13, 2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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i was at a gun store yesterday and asked if he can order me some .480 ammo...he said the only thing in stock at his supplier is .480 hornady 400 grain....i guess i might have to get a couple of boxes...ill take what i can get when it comes to .480
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Old April 13, 2013, 07:43 PM   #25
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Totally jealous.
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