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Old 11-01-2014, 01:08 AM
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Default Ruger 454 Casull Alaskan

Has anyone had their Alaskan ported to help with the recoil?

I am down sizing from my S&W 460 5" to a Ruger 454 Casull Alaskan and wanted to possibly get the gun ported.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:25 PM
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I'm curious.... From what little I read here on the link...
Can't you shoot 454 ammo in your 460 ???

Like 38 in a 357.... Or does that work with this group of calibers.. ??

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Old 11-01-2014, 03:13 PM
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Yes, the 460 will shoot 3 calibers: 460, 454 and 45 LC.
But I am down-sizing from a 5" barrel to a 2.5" barrel.
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Same company that does the porting can shorten the barrel & recrown. If its stainless the barrel doesn't need refinished.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:57 PM
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Yes, the 460 will shoot 3 calibers: 460, 454 and 45 LC.
But I am down-sizing from a 5" barrel to a 2.5" barrel.
A barrel that short combined with a cartridge that large is pointless since you'll lose most of the velocity, and only gain recoil and muzzle blast
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:14 AM
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I had the 480 Ruger that was ported but it had the longer barrel and it shot great, never could figure out why that cal. and gun never caught on.
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never could figure out why that cal. and gun never caught on.
It's a specialty tool

It's too large for concealed carry, too powerful to be practical for self defense, and along with being expensive to shoot, it's just not that much FUN to shoot to most people.

Unless you're hunting large or dangerous game, it's no better than a 357 for most purposes
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I own a Taurus in .454. It came with a 5" barrel and was magna-ported from the factory. It is a specialty tool. I only carry it when hiking through known Grizzly bear habitat. Bear hunters in these parts always carry a .454 for backup and use a .444 lever gun for their main gun.
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It's a specialty tool

It's too large for concealed carry, too powerful to be practical for self defense, and along with being expensive to shoot, it's just not that much FUN to shoot to most people.

Unless you're hunting large or dangerous game, it's no better than a 357 for most purposes
Because the caliber filled an odd niche. We already had the 454 Casull, 475 Linebaugh and 44 magnum. The 480 offered near 454 casull performance with lower recoil. Most guys either wanted the 454 performance or the 44 mag performance not the middle ground.
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