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Harley Dude
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I may have spelled that wrong, if so excuse me I am not the worlds best speller.

Have you had the experience of firing the 454? I see you can get it in Puma rifles and I believe you can also shoot the 45 LC in the rifle also. That might be a fun gun in a saddle ring carbine with the loop lever.
 
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If only Dirty Harry had one back in the day.
I shot a 454 and the recoil is pretty heavy. Then a friend took his to a 'smith specializing in porting. Three on either side is the charm. Takes about 25% of the pain away.
I'd still rather carry the 454 in bear country than the 50AE. Or my Tarus "The Judge" with the 300gr CorBon.
 
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Never shot one but always wanted one. Now though I want the .500 Wyoming special that they now offer but it's a bit expensive.......... :--- :---
 
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i have a S&W 460 magnum it shoots 45 col 454 casull and 460 magnum the casull is a really fun round to shoot big badda boom lol
 

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I really want a Ruger Super Redhawk in 454. What a great hunting gun that would be!
 

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2585707720103973918S600x600Q85.jpg You all think the the long barrreled version is bad try it in a snubbie IN one of my dumb moment i have in life a actually shelled out for one of the super redhawk alaskans and it sw fun to shoot but dang the recoil is awful.
 

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Dong Tam, RSVN '69/'70
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I have all the big bores and enjoy shooting them.

That said, I will say that that the recoil of the .454 is is not stronger than any other big bore including my .500 but it is more uncomfortable.

This is probably due not to the power of the .454, but to the shape of the grips and grip frame on the weapon being fired.

It has been my experience that most people who are shocked by the discomfort and the power of the recoil of any of the big bores are shooting a gun that basically does not fit them.

A good set of grips and an educated choice of a gun with the correct grip frame to fit the shooter makes most big bores very manageable.

My .454 is a Taurus with a 5 and 1/2 inch barrel and for me the grips feel to thin. The gun I feel is most uncomfortable to me is my Ruger Super Redhawk in .480 Ruger.

There is just no way I can hold that gun that doesn't punish me.

Don
 

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I've heard that about the .480 Ruger. I just acquired a S&W 460V, which shoots .45 Colt, .454 Casull or .460 S&W. I plan on shooting it before I sell it off just because I never have shot the .460 S&W. Guess we'll see...
 

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in a handgun its way to much. in a lever action it would be perfect
not too much for me. I can't help but chuckle after every shot
 

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I have had a few 454s. a ruger super redhawk with hogue grips that wasn't too bad at all to shoot. the FA mod 83 has a grip design that makes it easier to shoot in my hand and is a bit smaller than the ruger so it is easier to pack. I also have an FA 454 packer model that has never been shot that I am considering selling. it has the rounded butt grip(black micarta) and an octagon barrel. from what I understand it is fairly rare. anyone have an idea of an asking price? thanks
 
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