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.