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Old 07-09-2012, 12:34   #1
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What Are My Choices For A 454 Casull Revolver

I only know of Ruger, Taurus and Freedom Arms.

The Ruger Super Redhawk is the cheapest, but it's heavy and ugly.

Freedom Arms is a beautiful work of art, but is it worth the money?

The only way I'd fire anything made by Taurus, in that big of a caliber, is with a 100 foot string tied to the trigger.

Are there any other choices?

Right now I'm seriously leaning toward a Freedom Arms.

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:38   #2
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Magnum Research makes the BFR, a SBH clone in .454 Casull.
http://www.magnumresearch.com/Firear...nch-Barrel.asp

I don't own one, you will have to check around for user reports.
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Old 07-09-2012, 13:01   #3
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Magnum Research makes the BFR, a SBH clone in .454 Casull.
http://www.magnumresearch.com/Firear...nch-Barrel.asp

I don't own one, you will have to check around for user reports.


Thanks, that's one more choice.
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Old 07-09-2012, 13:31   #4
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Freedom Arms Model 83 or 97.
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Old 07-09-2012, 13:31   #5
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I had two .454s before I went with the S&W .500 Mags. The Ruger Super Redhawk was excellent. The Taurus was amazingly louder, why I don't know, had issues, Taurus wasn't interested in pleasing me and I'm not terribly picky.

So, if you are happy with a SA and the cost isn't a major issue, I'd rank them Freedom Arms, Ruger, BFR and a very distant 4th, Taurus. Don
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Old 07-09-2012, 13:44   #6
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Some people have taken a .454 cylinder and fitted it to a Redhawk .45 frame, if that floats your boat.
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Old 07-09-2012, 13:57   #7
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Old 07-09-2012, 14:24   #8
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Ruger Alaskan !!
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Old 07-09-2012, 14:44   #9
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The Ruger SRH is probably the best overall choice in .454. The Freedom is exquisite, but I don't care for SA. Double action trumps single action in my book so that limits my choices considerably.
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Old 07-09-2012, 15:24   #10
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I suppose I'm just the opposite. In a big boomer, I like the single actions. They just roll up in your hand instead of driving right back at you like every DA gun I've shot. They do take some getting used to if you didn't grow up shooting cowboy style guns, but with a little practice, you can shoot them fast and even reload them quickly. It's really not that hard. I carry a Blackhawk or Super Blackhawk in the mountains constantly. If I had the dough, it would be a Freedom Arms. They are seriously high quality revolvers.
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Old 07-09-2012, 16:19   #11
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Ruger Alaskan !!
Do you have one?
What kind of accuracy do you get?

This new 454 will be a range gun only (out to 100yds)
I don't need concealment and a longer sight radius is preferred.

It will supplement my collection of SW model 29s and Ruger Super Blackhawks, and my Ruger 45 LC Blackhawks.

I have a "thing" for big bore single action revolvers.
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Old 07-09-2012, 16:42   #12
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I had two .454s before I went with the S&W .500 Mags. The Ruger Super Redhawk was excellent. The Taurus was amazingly louder, why I don't know, had issues, Taurus wasn't interested in pleasing me and I'm not terribly picky.

So, if you are happy with a SA and the cost isn't a major issue, I'd rank them Freedom Arms, Ruger, BFR and a very distant 4th, Taurus. Don

The Taurus will be louder because it's ported.
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Old 07-09-2012, 18:32   #13
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The Taurus will be louder because it's ported.
I'm well aware of that, I owned one. The Taurus had a much higher pitched blast, more prominent than in my comped S&W .500s. Don
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Old 07-09-2012, 18:37   #14
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Brother in law has one very accurate up to 20 yards , never shot it past that . Kicked like a mule !
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Old 07-09-2012, 18:49   #15
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The Super Redhawk would be my choice. That or a S&W 460 mag that can also fire your .454 Casull and .45 Colt.
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:21   #16
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Not what you asked, but a S&W .460 will also shoot .454 and .45 colt.
And it shoots it well. I love my .460 S&W.

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Old 07-09-2012, 19:33   #17
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Some people have taken a .454 cylinder and fitted it to a Redhawk .45 frame, if that floats your boat.
Why would anyone do that now when you can order a 454 from Ruger in a Super Redhawk configuration.
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:36   #18
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Why would anyone do that now when you can order a 454 from Ruger in a Super Redhawk configuration.
Because some people prefer the Redhawk over the SRH?
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:40   #19
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To answer your question about Freedom Arms, yes, they're easily worth the money.

They make the best SA revolvers on the market.
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Why would anyone do that now when you can order a 454 from Ruger in a Super Redhawk configuration.
They prefer the frame of the Redhawk, or just like to tinker.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:52   #21
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Not what you asked, but a S&W .460 will also shoot .454 and .45 colt.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Freedom Arms would be my first choice and with the Octagonal Barrel!!!
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