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44mag vs. 454 Casull, loaded for brown bear

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by charlie echo, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. charlie echo

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    That .44 looks like a pretty stout load, but they are not close to a .454. My heavy .454 load is a 340 gr LBT LFN cast bullet at 1570 fps.
     
  3. charlie echo

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    Yes, but if you had owned only a 44mag revolver, would you sell it to buy a 454, while traveling in rural Alaksa?
     
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    I Wouldn't.
    If I wanted more power then a heavy .44Mag revolver I'd carry a rifle
    I guess I should ask if you are hunting bear or just talking self defense?
     
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    If you believe that you will get all the penetration a cast bullet can give you (within handgun speeds) at 1200fps, then I would say they are comparable. If I were going to upgrade from the .44Mag, I would skip the .45's and go straight to a .475 or .500. In standard length sixgun cartridges (~1.4"), the .475 tends to be the better penetrator.
     
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