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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gamestalker, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. gamestalker

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    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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    Taurus has the Raging Bull 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.

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    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.
     
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    .454 out of the alaskan ... you will make people at the beach in Central America flinch.
     
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    The grips do wonders on that Alaskan, it's not your fun range gun but it won't maim you either.
     
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    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.
     
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    I've shot the Ruger and can say it is a beast. Well worth looking at.

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    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.
     
  12. gamestalker

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    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?
     
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    Here is mine! Love the .454

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    Here's my SRH .480 in the middle, with the .460 S&W Mag and Single Six.
     

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    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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