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#174300 - 10/23/16 11:24 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: BBwheelgunner]
dan480man
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Registered: 10/24/09
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Haven't posted on this site for years. Darn near forgot about it and my password. But I'll post a nod for my 480.
Such a great round. Sold my 454 SRH, kept the 44 and 480 SRHs. Not a 454 basher, just when shooting big bores I use WFNs, and the wider the better. Love my 480SRHs target grey color. Great in the woods. I know the finish erks some people, but it's tailored for hunting. Heck, some people even pay to have their guns creakoted(spelling?). Ruger added a finish like that for free!

I load a 355gr WFN Leadhead at around 1200fps in the 480.
It is easily manageable in my SRH. Feels like a factory
44mag 240gr in my 629.

That 355 load lays hard into the animals I encounter.
I settled on that particular bullet, as it has the same sectional density as a .429/320gr. That's a LOT of SD!
Load a 320gr 44mag up to 1200fps and compare recoil to my 480 load!

The TKO value of my 355 load is equal to my earlier load of 425gr/1000fps, but with less (perceived maybe)recoil, and a flatter traj. (plus a lot less lead to pay for).
I've never recovered a 355gr out to 80yds or so, so the penetration is there.

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#174303 - 10/23/16 11:50 PM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: dan480man]
junebug
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Registered: 10/26/09
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My .480 likes the 355 gr bullet too.Shoots really well at 100 yds.
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#174320 - 10/24/16 11:24 AM Re: Favorite large game revolver [Re: jamesfromjersey]
shorter11
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Registered: 07/10/15
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Well, since it is what I have, I would go with my Ruger bisley 45 colt. I may move up in caliber someday, but for now it gives me what I need. I currently shoot Montana Bullet Works 300 gr. LFN, but would make the switch to some heavier WFN in this case.

Snyd, I just have to tell you that everything from the finish to the grips on your Gallagher 500 is perfection to me. That is as close to perfect a handgun I have seen. You have fine taste, which has gifted you an even finer revolver.

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