480 ruger

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  1. bigbore480

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    why did ruger discontinue the 480 from it's super redhawk line. it is one of my favorite bigbore pistols.
     
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    The same reason any gunmaker (or other manufacturer) drops any product: lack of sales.
     

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    lack of sales and every one jumped on the 500 smith and wesson bamd wagon that was in the market for a BIG caliber handgun
     
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    also they should have made it a 475 linebough in a five shot. the empty casings fit tight and are sometimes hard to extract. even with factory ammo.
     
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    plus through careful handloading .480 ballistics can be achieved with a .44 mag, which contributes to lack of sales since the .44 mag is cheaper to shoot and reload for. plus as stated the advent of the .500 mag just about killed off everything bigbore, sales wise. i love the .480, i have a raging bull but it just fell by the way. just one of those deals...
     
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    Yup, I'm guessing that the .480 just kinda got overshadowed by the .500 S&W...it seems that everyone buying big is pretty much stuck on buying something with that magic "half-inch" bore size.
    Kinda like the .41mag just sits in the shadow of the .44...

    My little favorite the .32H&R Mag wound up in the same boat...and I fear the .327mag will too. It's a niche cartridge, and if it doesn't find a niche (I.E. if people don't buy enough of em) then it'll fade into obscurity.
     
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    It was a dead cow from the start. The 454 Casul met and still meets the big bore hand gun requirements or people requiring more ooomph than the 44 mag. I am pretty much a recoil sissy (handguns) and find the 44 mag at the top of my recoil threshold. Perhaps one day I will try shooting a 454 or 500 for the experience of it but my experience with the 44 mag makes me doubt it.

    It does not much bother me with long guns. I have loaded 45-70 cartriges that would give you pause to think about what yo were doing each time you put your finger on the trigger.
     
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    I have both the 480 and the 454 in super red hawks. if i had to choose between them it would be 454. the 480 does a good job on 400gr bullets. the casull tops at 330gr.i have shot larger bullets in both but that seems to be the practical limit. the casull has much higher energy in foot pounds. i wish the 357 maximum was available in double action . i may have to have one made.
     
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