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April 30, 2007, 12:41 PM
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.:)
April 30, 2007, 12:44 PM
You'll probably get better responses if you post this in the Revolver forum.
April 30, 2007, 12:57 PM
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, 01:00 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, 01:17 PM
Recoil is somewhat subjective, but the .454 Casull has a much sharper and quicker recoil impulse than the .45 Colts I have fired.
May 1, 2007, 11:37 AM
Don't keep us in suspense all day, tell us what you got.
May 1, 2007, 12:35 PM
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.....