Just curious what experiences and or thoughts you guys have on this gun. I have an SRH in .44 Magnum and .454 Casull. So naturally, I was curious as to what you guys think of the .480 version.
Good for her! My wife's the same size and she doesn't even like shooting my .44 Mag SRH. Too bad too, she shot very well for having never shot a .44 before that day!It's definitely a heavy push but very manageable. My daughter(5'6" and 135lbs.) shoots it, but only the 325gr. Hornady load. She doesn't care for the recoil some of my handloads dish out.
Saying that the .480Ruger is "nicer to shoot than the .454Casull" really isn't saying much.How does the .480 compare, recoil-wise, to the .454? I hear it's more push but less nasty snap.
That's a good point - I have a policy about women, horses, and firearms:Well I have a little 454 Alaskan. I've only shot a couple hundred rounds through it. I don't know that I will ever "master" it but I love shooting it. Part of the excitement of owning is that I may never completely master it. I certainly will enjoy it though and reloading options are nearly endless.
You must have the mythical 8 shot version.My 480R is the 9-1/2" variety. It is big and heavy sporting a 3MOA Red Dot scope. I'm loading Penn Bullet 420gr Thunderhead lead slug over H110 powder. Chrono'd these loads at ~ 1100fps. From a supported position, I've placed three cylinders (24 shots) of lead into a football size group at 100yds. Not bad considering the red dot covers the target at that range. Recoil is a hard push but less brutal than my buddy's 454 Raging Bull. Shooting one-handed is possible.