Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NE North Dakota
Taurus 450 UL bitter/sweet
Just picked up a new 450 UL fro the local dealer yesterday. Loaded some 230 grain LRNs last night so I could fire a few rounds before work this morning. When making loads the first thing I noticed is how short the cylinder is. Anyway the first few rounds fired flawlesly and were not nearly what I expected. I had expected a handfull and got a pleasant suprise. Very manageable. Of course these were slightly above starting loads but I still expected a little more "bite" out of them. I then pulled the trigger again and CLICK. WHAT THE!!!!!!! pulled again BOOM, Again CLICK, Again BOOM. This was not looking good. Reload. CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, BOOM, CLICK. @#$#@.
My next step is to try some factory loads to make sure it isnt a problem with my handloads. I used winchester primers and have never had a problem with them in my 41 but the indents look a little light on these. I hope it's not a problem with the gun. Not a great first impression on my first taurus handgun.
Just another worthless opinion!!