The .480 Ruger is ready.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 18,968 Senior Member
Got my SBH Bisley in .480 Ruger out of Purgatory a couple weeks ago. Just been waiting on the front sight to come in and put her all together.

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I changed out the factory grips for some Black Micarta ones I had on hand. The front sight is a Hi-Viz Fiber Optic.

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She might be one of my new favorite hunting handguns!

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I've ordered some 355gr LFN-GC bullets from Matt's Bullets. Hopefully, they will be here this week so I can get load development completed for deer hunting.

http://www.mattsbullets.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89&products_id=330&zenid=b0snu6oo9ios739bsr76f0a4q2
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,979 Senior Member
    That is definitely a good looking gun. When will we be getting a range report?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    That is definitely a good looking gun. When will we be getting a range report?

    When the bullets arrive. The cases are already prepped.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,548 Senior Member
    Impressive iron...
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,716 Senior Member
    Loving the bullet choice. What was the barrel length again?
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Loving the bullet choice. What was the barrel length again?

    6.5"
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,878 Senior Member
    That is pretty.
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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,637 Senior Member
    Another sexy beast in the quiver.

    You suck!

    Any idea what the velocity is going to be on those 355 grainers?


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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Another sexy beast in the quiver.

    You suck!

    Any idea what the velocity is going to be on those 355 grainers?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

    Hodgdon says 1,464 fps from a 7.5" barrel.
    So, I'm looking for around 1,400 or so.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,649 Senior Member
    "Z", That is real pretty! I agree with Luis on your choice of bullet, well played.........robin
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 5,967 Senior Member
    What made you settle for the "special" when you could have gone "magnum" Mr. Seyfried? :tooth:


    Notwithstanding, a very nice Keith/Croft revolver. :up:

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    ..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »

    ...But seriously Shush....

     


  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,637 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Hodgdon says 1,464 fps from a 7.5" barrel.
    So, I'm looking for around 1,400 or so.


    Yup...she's a beast alright!


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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,339 Senior Member
    You're killing me in the Bisley department.
    Sweet shooter.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,375 Senior Member
    I like those grips, did it come with a base?
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,709 Senior Member
    Pretty gun, but still pegs my meh-o-meter. It's an over grown 45 colt.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,102 Senior Member
    I'm not a Bisley fan but that is one pretty gun!!! :love:
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,335 Senior Member
    Great looking gun. Hope it performs to your expectations

    Big honken bullet traveling at 1400 fps ? Used for hogs and deer?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    I like those grips, did it come with a base?

    No base.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Big honken bullet traveling at 1400 fps ? Used for hogs and deer?

    Yep.

    Plan on trying some 400gr bullets at some point as well.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,603 Senior Member
    I am too recoil adverse to fire a 45-70 equivalent in a handgun. Ouch!

    D
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,349 Senior Member
    That's a sharp looking revolver Zee.
    With you behind the wheel I'm expecting a one hole group with those factory loads.
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,411 Senior Member
    I really like your grip choice. If I recall correctly, the .480 will also fire .475 Linebaugh....or do I have that wrong?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    I really like your grip choice. If I recall correctly, the .480 will also fire .475 Linebaugh....or do I have that wrong?

    Other way around.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,335 Senior Member
    I am curious as to what grips and sight it came with??

    I know the fiber optic sights are an excellent tool, but darn they detract from the guns beauty
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    I am curious as to what grips and sight it came with??

    I know the fiber optic sights are an excellent tool, but darn they detract from the guns beauty

    http://www.ruger.com/products/newModelSuperBlackhawkBisley/specSheets/0870.html
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,335 Senior Member
    Good Lord, those grips make your pistol from a meh to a :love: when it comes to looks. Even though the high viz sights aren't pretty, they sure seem to be functional.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Good Lord, those grips make your pistol from a meh to a :love: when it comes to looks. Even though the high viz sights aren't pretty, they sure seem to be functional.

    The factory groups are very thin and probably why my .454 Casull is rather painful to shoot.

    The hose grips on the .480 Ruger are thicker and therefore probably going to be more comfortable to shoot.

    The factory front site is all but useless to me as I am unable to accurately aim with it. The replacement may not be the best looking but as far as function goes it is is a necessity.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,716 Senior Member
    FYI - gonna need some slow-mo vids of when that puppy discharges.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    FYI - gonna need some slow-mo vids of when that puppy discharges.

    Supposedly.........the .480 Ruger recoils a tad more mildly than the .454 Casull.

    Hopefully. Because her twin sister inn .454 Casull with .350gr bullets is downright painful.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,339 Senior Member
    If you value your ability to write cursive, you'll get some rubber grips. I know they look awful, but they protect your hands in such a hot load. The grips you posted look great, but they're hard.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,375 Senior Member
    My shooting mentor goes with the same grips and padded gloves with his Casull
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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