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    The .480 Ruger is ready.

    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.



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



    She might be one of my new favorite hunting handguns!



    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.ph...739bsr76f0a4q2
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    That is definitely a good looking gun. When will we be getting a range report?
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by bullsi1911 View Post
    That is definitely a good looking gun. When will we be getting a range report?
    When the bullets arrive. The cases are already prepped.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Impressive iron...
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Loving the bullet choice. What was the barrel length again?
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by Six-Gun View Post
    Loving the bullet choice. What was the barrel length again?
    6.5"
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Pretty gun, but still pegs my meh-o-meter. It's an over grown 45 colt.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    Big honken bullet traveling at 1400 fps ? Used for hogs and deer?
    Yep.

    Plan on trying some 400gr bullets at some point as well.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    It IS a sexy weapon. Even with the fiber sight. While I have found (on rifles at least ) I can't shoot them well, I'd be open for trying them on a pistol. I just can't get as tight of a group with that big dot. But I suck with open sights anyway. And yeah, the point of this gun ain't shooting tiny groups.
    Sucks getting old and losing your vision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    It IS a sexy weapon. Even with the fiber sight. While I have found (on rifles at least ) I can't shoot them well, I'd be open for trying them on a pistol. I just can't get as tight of a group with that big dot. But I suck with open sights anyway. And yeah, the point of this gun ain't shooting tiny groups.
    Sucks getting old and losing your vision.
    You get used to it after awhile, but it still sucks big ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    It IS a sexy weapon. Even with the fiber sight. While I have found (on rifles at least ) I can't shoot them well, I'd be open for trying them on a pistol. I just can't get as tight of a group with that big dot. But I suck with open sights anyway. And yeah, the point of this gun ain't shooting tiny groups.
    Sucks getting old and losing your vision.
    My choice of front sight is a little less about the FO part and more about the angle and sharper edge over that of the factory sight. I absolutely cannot shoot a ramped front sight as accurately as I can one of these replacement. There is just too much glare and fuzziness with a ramp.

    The FO just works as a bonus for quick acquisition. I actually aim with the sharp metal edge of the sight above the FO tube. Not the dot itself.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    My choice of front sight is a little less about the FO part and more about the angle and sharper edge over that of the factory sight. I absolutely cannot shoot a ramped front sight as accurately as I can one of these replacement. There is just too much glare and fuzziness with a ramp.

    The FO just works as a bonus for quick acquisition. I actually aim with the sharp metal edge of the sight above the FO tube. Not the dot itself.
    I can see that.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpj View Post
    But I suck with open sights anyway.
    Says the guy who rang the 100 yard gong with the first shot of a rifle he'd never shot before!

    For Zee: That's one purdy shootin' iron, and as always, your excellent picture is joining my computer wallpaper rotation!
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    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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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueTone911 View Post
    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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    Hodgdon says 1,464 fps from a 7.5" barrel.
    So, I'm looking for around 1,400 or so.
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    "Z", That is real pretty! I agree with Luis on your choice of bullet, well played.........robin
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    What made you settle for the "special" when you could have gone "magnum" Mr. Seyfried?


    Notwithstanding, a very nice Keith/Croft revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    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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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    You're killing me in the Bisley department.
    Sweet shooter.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    I like those grips, did it come with a base?
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by CHIRO1989 View Post
    I like those grips, did it come with a base?
    No base.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    I'm not a Bisley fan but that is one pretty gun!!!
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    I am too recoil adverse to fire a 45-70 equivalent in a handgun. Ouch!

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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    That's a sharp looking revolver Zee.
    With you behind the wheel I'm expecting a one hole group with those factory loads.

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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    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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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyrlf3 View Post
    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.
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    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
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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    DAMN! That's pretty! I think I might have to buy one of tho. . .Wait. . .A Bisley frame?

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    Re: The .480 Ruger is ready.

    Will you scope it?
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