GUN Is there such thing as a Cassul .454?

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  1. slimjim

    slimjim New Member

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    Forgive my ignorance
     
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    Yes, but its usually referred to as a .454 Casull
     
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    just a cut down .308, right?
     
  4. AustinL911

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    No.


    .454 = 454/1000ths of an inch diameter (of the bullet)
    .308 = 308/1000ths of an inch diameter (of the bullet)

    No relation AFAIK.
     
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    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+
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    :ugh:

    He's talking about cutting down a .308 case, i.e. removing the neck/shoulder and using just the body.
     
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    Ah. I stand corrected.
     
  8. cabriolet

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    word.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.454_casull

    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.

    :dunno:

    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.
     
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    It's just built off a .45LC case according to everything I've ever seen :dunno:
     
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    :dunno: I'm sure you guys are right, I know virtually nothing about the round.
     
  11. BMI

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    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.
     
  12. BMI

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    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.
     

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