Discussion in 'On Topic' started by slimjim, Sep 26, 2007.
Forgive my ignorance
Yes, but its usually referred to as a .454 Casull
just a cut down .308, right?
.454 = 454/1000ths of an inch diameter (of the bullet)
.308 = 308/1000ths of an inch diameter (of the bullet)
No relation AFAIK.
no relation to a .308, it is rather a .45 Colt lengthened...think of it as .45 Magnum, with the .460 that S&W makes as a .45 magnum +P+
He's talking about cutting down a .308 case, i.e. removing the neck/shoulder and using just the body.
Ah. I stand corrected.
says the lengthened .45 as well, however it mentions that it uses a rifle primer, which leads me to believe that essentially it is a cut down .308 case.
I know someone that has one and it looks cool, never shot it though, he said it's a real hand cannon, and definitely puts some strain on ones wrists.
It's just built off a .45LC case according to everything I've ever seen
I'm sure you guys are right, I know virtually nothing about the round.
454 casull is a lengthend and strengthend 45 colt case. No relation to the 308 winchester. It uses a small rifle primer because of the very high chamber pressures.
In a light (relative) pistol with no muzzle brake, they are definately a handful to shoot. In a heavier revolver with a muzzle break, they are quite manageable. I have one in a taurus raging bull with an 8" barrel and the recoil is not very bad even with max or near max handloads.