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gamestalker
March 1, 2011, 03:24 PM
Who makes a decent short barreled 454 Casull. I'm not looking for the most expensive piece obtainable, just something decent in the mid price range, stainless. I noticed Taurus offers some, but I want to be sure it will be of decent quality and strength. Anyone have a suggestion which direction to look in.

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1858
March 1, 2011, 04:32 PM
I noticed Taurus offers some, but I want to be sure it will be of decent quality and strength.

Taurus has the Raging Bull (http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=233&category=Revolver&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=) so do you consider that to be "mid price range"? I have a Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull that definitely qualifies as "a decent short barreled 454". It'll cost you around $750 unless you're really lucky. The Ruger cylinder locks up in three places, has an ajustable rear sight, and doesn't have an internal lock ... what's not to like? I don't care for the "factory porting" on the Raging Bull either. I shoot VERY hot .454 Casull loads and the Ruger doesn't need any porting. It's more comfortable to shoot than my S&W 629 with factory 240gr loads.

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/revolvers/super_redhawk/photos/srh_alaskan_08.jpg

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/revolvers/super_redhawk/photos/srh_alaskan_05_1.jpg

Scipio Africanus
March 1, 2011, 04:39 PM
Another vote for the Ruger SRA here. Bull stout handgun in a very packable and reasonably priced package. Shooting .45 Colt in it turns it into a fist full of light recoiling fun, while still being a very reasonable round for almost anything.

NMGonzo
March 1, 2011, 04:59 PM
.454 out of the alaskan ... you will make people at the beach in Central America flinch.

X-Rap
March 1, 2011, 05:07 PM
The grips do wonders on that Alaskan, it's not your fun range gun but it won't maim you either.

S.B.
March 3, 2011, 10:12 AM
This guy made his own. Good job too.
http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php/93391-454-Redhawk-Cold-Dark-Bored-Dremel-and-Sandpaper-...
and his range report:
http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php/94598-435gr-Heavies-in-the-4-quot-454-Redhawk-Range-Report
Steve

wad
March 3, 2011, 05:35 PM
Freedom Arms had a model called a Packer. Though they are usually difficult to find and probably bust your budget range. There is one on Guns International:

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Freedom-Arms-Premier-Grade-Packer-454Casull-3-barrel.cfm?gun_id=100165439

Mr.Revolverguy
March 3, 2011, 07:15 PM
Love mine

http://www.dayattherange.com/?p=920

Action_Can_Do
March 4, 2011, 01:02 PM
I've fired 454 casull in both my Raging Bull and a friend's super redhawk. The Raging Bull is a fine gun. The super redhawk's cylinder kept unlocking when we fired the hotter rounds through it, but I highly doubt that that is a problem common to the super redhawk.

GunFlipper
March 5, 2011, 10:57 AM
I've shot the Ruger and can say it is a beast. Well worth looking at.

GF

mes227
March 5, 2011, 11:15 AM
Freedom Arms had a model called a Packer. Though they are usually difficult to find and probably bust your budget range. There is one on Guns International:

At $2,000 that's hardly a mid-priced option! Though Freedom Arms revolvers are legendary in quality.

I have a Ruger Alaskan in .454 and it's a great gun. If I found the right deal on an Alaskan in either .44 Mag or .480 Ruger I'd pick it up since I like the the platform so much.

gamestalker
March 5, 2011, 06:13 PM
Oh ya, that Ruger is going to be the one. What a piece. I will be celebrating my 55th birthday soon and guess what I'm getting?

umc180gr
March 5, 2011, 06:29 PM
Here is mine! Love the .454

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u5/kshuntercb/SRHscope.jpg

mes227
March 6, 2011, 04:03 AM
Here's my SRH .480 in the middle, with the .460 S&W Mag and Single Six.

Hondo 60
March 7, 2011, 12:08 AM
A Ruger is gonna cost ya a bit (& then some) but the quality just can't be beat by anyone in that price range.

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