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Well I finally got a chance to fire my new SRH in 454 Casull. There is a good reason that most handgunners DON"T shoot the 454 - OUCH! :)
That sucker is much more fierce than my 44 mags.
Full throtle loads seem to like the gun because the brass wants to stay in the cylinder.
Call me a SISSY, but I like my 44's. :) :lol: :)
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Varmint Hunter,

Congratulations on your purchase. I have the SRH .454 as well, the 7.5 inch barrel one. You are correct, full bore loads are damn hot and hard to handle. I can usually fire one full cylinder at a time, but I need a break after that.

The thing I love about this revolver is firing .45 colt in it. Even a hot .45 colt load doesn't hurt like a regular .454 load. Good practice, if nothing else.

Oh, and I wear a pair of gloves when shooting my .454. It does help a bit, though I think you'd need a hydraulic system of some sort to really tame this cannon.

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Sissy schmissy, having fused wrist bones is not a badge of honor. Maybe a set of Pachmayr Decellerator grips will help. They made a huge difference on my Contender.
 

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It also helps if these heavy-recoiling calibers are made up in single-action revolvers...the grip shape allows a lot of the recoil energy to be dissipated as it rolls the gun backward in the hand. Just don't keep your pinky under the grip!
 

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A man's got to know his limitations :D Thats why my SRH is a 480 and not a 454! It is also why I don't own a 475 or 500, I've shot them, but I can' handle that level of recoil, I don't need highpower misses :eek: The 480 doesn't have the harsh recoil of the 454, it has the same feel as a 44, but on a bigger scale :-D

The upside of the 454 is it can be downloaded to do anything the 44 does. Just because your gun is capable of tremendous levels of power, doesn't mean you need to shoot it at that level. The majority of my 480 rounds are 310 gr cast over 9.7 gr unique for 950 fps.

If your second knuckle was getting smashed by the triggerguard, you can put on Hogue grips, which put your grip lower on the frame. But, beware, the muzzle whip will be greatly enhanced.
 

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I'm currently loading 29gr of W296 behind a 300gr Swift A-Frame.
This isn't a plinking load? :? :( :?
Heck, real men are shooting the 395gr cast bullets and are enjoying the ride. :eek: :eek:
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Every human body has it's limitations. Exceed them at your own risk.

I now have arthritis in my hands so badly some days I can barely hold a handgun and have tendonitis in my wrists. Burisitis in my right shoulder also from the rifle and shotgun.

My doctor told me I need to stop shooting completely. I told him ain't gonna happen but it sure is more limited now.

If you want to tame the recoil of the .454 Casull the RB is the way to go. To me at least the FA83 is the worst of them for handling recoil. It hurts me more than the double actions but the RB is a ***** cat compared to the Ruger.

Back when I was doing the product test comparison of the RB and FA83s I was firing over 100 rounds per day split between them day after day. Boy do that take a toll on ya. I used the hottes stuff the small makers like Buffalo Bore and COR-BON puts out plus a wide variety of hand loads and everything everyone else makes.

I am now paying a high price for a life of that kinda stuff tho.

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I get to shoot the SRH and a RB both in .454 and I think the shorter 6.5" RB is much easier on the old hand. I use 30gr of WW296 and a 340gr cast and that is plenty for me. These will shoot through fence post or a leg size tree, I'm sure they would punch through at least 4 deer stacked together. I know more can be had but I don't want to try anymore speed. (I'm getting 1534 fps now with this plain based cast bullet) This RB recoils less than my SBH .44. Looking back I would have waited till they opened a elephant season in east TN before investing in the .454. (I did get a good deal on the RB though) :D
Rick
 
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