Anyone know why Ruger has discontinued all the .480 models ?


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MrBigStuff
March 8, 2010, 06:57 PM
I noticed recently ( on Ruger's website ) that Ruger no longer has any of it's firearms chambered for the .480 Ruger cartridge- a round they developed- in their line-up . Anybody have any insight on this . Thanks .

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GP100man
March 8, 2010, 07:09 PM
I`ve heard that the cyls were flexin so much that the brass could`nt be ejected ,even on the 5 holers .

But think about it , 475 linbaugh, 454 casull ,smiff 460 & the 500 with these calibers bullets & other components are established .

The Ruger 480 has been treated as a stepchild so to speak , so if it does`nt sell or catch on qwik why build a bunch???

My $.02

22-rimfire
March 8, 2010, 07:53 PM
I believe they didn't sell at sufficient volume to make it worth their while. Doesn't mean it is not a great cartridge.

I read that about the the cylinders and brass sticking; I never had a problem and if you can build a SRH for the 454 Casull, you can certainly build one for the 480 Ruger.

.455_Hunter
March 8, 2010, 08:10 PM
The rumor that I heard was that the Ruger legal department was not too keen on the implications of people running .475 Linebaugh chamber cutters into the cylinders and ending up with a nice .475 Linebaugh SRH or Alaskan.

???

The Lone Haranguer
March 8, 2010, 08:59 PM
Most likely, they simply did not sell.

salvo
March 8, 2010, 09:32 PM
I bet it would have sold if they chambered it in their Super Blackhawk!

atlanticfire
March 8, 2010, 10:55 PM
No idea, be I also noticed that no more ruger 1s in 458 lott. Oh well, you snooze you loose....

ljnowell
March 8, 2010, 11:46 PM
Because Ruger is smarter than Gaston and his 45 GAP!

Onmilo
March 9, 2010, 01:43 AM
Didn't sell well and it was the .475 Linebaughs that were creating the case sticking issue.

I had the chance to shoot a .480, it was more pleasant than any .454 Casull revolver I have shot but the accuracy wasn't spectacular either.

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