HELP!! .454 or .44 cal "Raging Bull"........


April 30, 2007, 11:20 AM
which one should i get? im buying tomorrow, need advise!!! thanks!!


If you enjoyed reading about "HELP!! .454 or .44 cal "Raging Bull"........" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
50 Shooter
April 30, 2007, 11:41 AM
Go .454, you won't be sorry. Get into reloading or buy the dies for the press you already have.

I've owned a .454 RB for years, people always ask if I want to sell it and my answer is NO. I've shot all kinds of loads through it and it's still going strong w/o any problems. I have a box of 405gr bullets laying around my place that I want to load up and try out. The heaviest that I've shot out of it to date are 395gr hard cast. THOSE you feel in your hand when you touch one off.:)

Daniel T
April 30, 2007, 11:44 AM
You'll probably get better responses if you post this in the Revolver forum.

April 30, 2007, 11:57 AM
Without knowing what your planned use is, it is hard to give any advice other than the very generic, "If you are going to reload, the .454 is the better choice. If you are going to buy ammo, the .44 is the better choice." Factory .454 ammo is pricey as it does not have the volumes of the .44 Magnum.

I went with the .454 but I load my ammo to a middle ground between factory .45 Colt and full-blown FA .454 Casull. My load is the 300-grain FA bullet at 1200 fps in .454 Casull brass. This is perfect for deer and hogs as it hits hard without unduly beating up the revolver and my body.

April 30, 2007, 12:00 PM
For those who have shot .45 colt ammo out of the .454 RB, does it still have a pretty good kick with those rounds? Is it still a lot of fun to shoot?

April 30, 2007, 12:17 PM
Recoil is somewhat subjective, but the .454 Casull has a much sharper and quicker recoil impulse than the .45 Colts I have fired.

50 Shooter
May 1, 2007, 10:37 AM
Don't keep us in suspense all day, tell us what you got.

May 1, 2007, 11:35 AM
im going tonight, im about 95% sure im getting the .44 magnum 444SS8 model. Im going to get some buffalo bore 340 grain ammo for it when i wanna get crazy.....

what rounds would you suggest for just your everyday shooting? good kick but not too $$$. How about these?

May 1, 2007, 06:57 PM
44mag in the bull would be a bit boring for my tastes. I have the tracker 44mag with the 4in barrel and I think itís just about right, Then again I like recoil.

I would get the bull in the 454 but not with a barrel over 5 to 6 in. anything more is not much fun to shoot, again I like recoil.

May 2, 2007, 01:13 AM
Had both,went back to the 44mag.

May 2, 2007, 05:57 AM
I only shot .454 Casull out of a friend's Casull. With the wooden grips the recoil was kind of harsh.
It was fun to shoot but I think .44 Remington Magnum components are still easier to be found.

Since I am shooting quite a bit, .44 Magnum is my choice. I get a decent full power load for about 14 cents.

May 2, 2007, 10:58 AM

May 3, 2007, 01:08 PM
got the .44 raging bull, im shooting it tonight!


May 3, 2007, 01:42 PM

I reload them, of course. 14 cents a round pay for primers, Blue Dot powder, and Kead 240gr (very!) hard cast bullets.

May 4, 2007, 08:20 AM
44Mag is always a good choice. Can't go wrong. Well done, Mick.

If you enjoyed reading about "HELP!! .454 or .44 cal "Raging Bull"........" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!