The .475 Linebaugh is essentially a blown out, cut down, .45-70 Government cartridge. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley in 480 Ruger If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You talking single action or single shot? The “Hunter” series of Ruger Bisley’s have 7½” barrels, and that’s just too long and cumbersome to draw. JWT, I used to subscribe to Precision Shooting Magazine which shut down around 10 years ago. However, I have found bullets around 400 gr very darned shoot able around the 1100 fps mark. The combination of Super Blackhawk and .480 Ruger is debated incessantly on gun websites, yet Ruger’s reticence to actually make this happen has … Nice review JWT, as always. Looking for a RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK For Sale? Many factors will play into this but this is the basic rule. The foot pounds was second to the Buffalo Bore Barns 275 grain at a little over 1,400. Maybe you should give the ol’ Ruger another chance? I found both the Hornady 325gr and Speer 275gr rounds at Cabellas and McBrides Gun Store here in Austin, Texas. Appreciate the direction, the man is quite an artisan. Recently I acquired a stainless steel Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley in the amazing .480 Ruger caliber. It sports beautiful hardwood grips. Limited searching, but I couldn’t see what rounds the .480 guns can chamber…the article implies .45 colt can be fired, is that correct? And that is somewhat desirable even though I would never need it. Material: Stainless Steel He will also take orders for unfilled slots. As the front sight blade is simply pinned in, an alternate can be easily made, if you so choose. Good friend. The Super Blackhawk in .480 Ruger comes with an “over-sized” locking base pin. And that’s why I like the big bores. (Only wholesaler to sell the Bisley .480 Ruger) More commercial ammunition options, more reloading options, more chambering options. These grips are simple, two-piece hardwood scales, set slightly below the steel of the grip frame. Nothing else to say but WOW! I love the fact that with the .454 Cassul version, I can shoot everything from 400 ft-lb pussycats to 2000 ft-lb monsters. That limestone is murder! For a revolver of this barrel length with adjustable sights, hovering just under 3” with commercial ammunition and 2” from the best pet load, that’s what I’d call right at average. I’ve been waiting on this review. 410gr .475″ bullet vs 240gr .429″ bullet (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). The Super Redhawk was already the only 6-shot .454 Casull revolver in production, as all other makers used 5-shot cylinders to keep the cylinder walls thicker to handle the high pressures. I wanted my single action revolver to be manufactured by a reputable USA company. Ruger changed the name from .475 Ruger to .480 Ruger to give the cartridge a unique identity, but the actual bullet diameter is .475 inch., and .480 Ruger cartridges can be chambered and fired in .475 Linebaugh revolvers. Ruger decided to only make the New Model Blackhawk and Super Blackhawk in one frame size. They’re also right on the edge of what is tolerable to shoot for short strings. Second shot is about 6″ low. For decades, Ruger fans have been waiting for a five shot large caliber single action revolver. By Hamilton Bowen . Needs the scope rings. You should take a look at Chris Stanaback’s site. He posts knives monthly. My first pistol was a Ruger Super Single Six with the 6.5 inch barrel which included the .22 LR and .22 magnum cylinders. One day I think some old-timer will be able to tell me why. A bit over three and a half pounds isn’t bad, but I’d prefer lighter. Clint is a Endowed Life Member of the NRA. The price was $38 for a box of 20 Hornady 325 grain hollow points. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger cylinder base pin (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). I would dearly love to have one of these legendary six guns but the $2,000 plus price tag is beyond my retired cop’s pension. The purpose for this purchase was I wanted a magnum single action revolver which is more powerful than the .44 Remington magnum and less powerful than the S&W .460 and .500 Magnums. You mentioned something that I forgot to put in my review. The overall length is 12.40 inches and tips in at 49.2 ounces unloaded. I can tell because when I take it to the range, my first shot is always in the black. The Super Blackhawk addresses the issue with a larger, more massive pin that includes a simple screw. The SAAMI maximum average pressure for the .480 Ruger … But I dont. Quality gunsmiths, like Bowen Classics and John Linebaugh, take what can be done with the Ruger single action line to an entirely different level. The fitment is OK. The Freedom Arms .500 Wyoming Express with the 4 3/4″ barrel is everything the .480 is, and a bit more if you need it. That’s fast, but too light. Gadsden, also in Year Three waiting on a custom Randall build, it’s a loooong wait. At this time, the .480 Ruger Super Blackhawk only comes in Ruger’s standard brushed stainless. Moving a bit down the scale is the .454 Casull and the .475 Linebaugh. I told you and Dan Z. that I would buy a new gun this month to make up for only buying one in Jan. All this talk of Black Hawks has got me thinking that my Single Six needs a big brother. My experience with deer and .44 from my Marlin lever has been no more than 20 yards w/ Buffalo Bore deer grenade loads. This article will be out later in 2018. I like the Bisley revolvers. What was out of the ordinary was the lack of end shake and the minimal cylinder gap. Hurts my arthritis. Now I’m pondering going down that ol’ Blackhhawk road, though question yet another caliber to stock up on. And that includes busting through a rib, guts, a hip and a femur. I had a .475Linebaugh Super Blackhawk built ~10yrs ago, and have since sold and replaced it with a custom Super Redhawk in .475Line. The beauty of .44 Magnum 240 grain softpoints is that they make big holes and are pretty much guaranteed to be pass-through shots (at least with the boost in muzzle velocity that you get with rifles). One of the reasons I like a high neck shot or head shot if conservatively possible. Go buy, rent, or borrow a pin gauge set. Everyone that has seen it has tried to buy it. So, if fans of the channel recall, I bought one of the Lipsey's Distributor Exclusive Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley 5-shot revolvers chambered in .480 Ruger. Ridge, if you order from Randll it’s about a five year wait. They are the Freedom Arms in the bad-boy .500 Wyoming Express and John Linebaugh’s .500 Linebaugh. This revolver, in terms of bullet weight and muzzle velocity, is right on par with that rifle. Or you can just get the always exceptional brass right from Starline. Probably the most handsome Randall I’ve ever bought. And, while I like to think of myself as a decent amateur gunsmith, there is no way that I trust myself to measure and/or change the throat dimensions on my revolver. I am also wondering if I should try shooting 305 grain loads and see if it groups those a lot better than the 240 grain loads. The trigger on the .480 Ruger is, like every New Model Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, or New Vaquero I’ve shot, disappointing. Or how long it would usually take a deer’s heart at maximum heart rate to pump enough of its blood into its body cavity to shut down that deer? (I can only wonder what that might cost.). Once I received the New Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley in .480 Ruger, hereafter referred to as Ruger .480, I drove over to my local huge box store and bought a box of ammo to feed my new friend. Any firearm chambered in .480 Ruger will be able to fire the .480 Ruger. Grooves: 6 The other reason for requesting the Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley was to test and write an article for the world class magazine, Gun World. I went to Mr. Stanaback’s site, wow, beautiful stuff. If pumping blood, valves open, then the sudden and above normal gush of blood caused the stroke, dropping them. I’d suggest the Este Lauder counter at your local mall. https://ruger.com/products/newModelSuperBlackhawkBisley/specSheets/0818.html, https://ruger.com/products/newModelSuperBlackhawkBisleyHunter/models.html. For those of you who aren’t bullet nerds, let me put that into perspective. If the deer died of such a massive stroke, then I would expect to see the same kind of bleeding from the nose, bulged eyes, and swollen and strained neck I’ve seen in human pateints. Assuming there is enough oxygen to function for 12 seconds, white-tailed deer can run a LONG ways in 12 seconds. I would try some nice cast bullets size to you bore. That seems to yield the optimum balance between “flat shooting” (which means I don’t have to worry about bullet drop out to 100 yards), terminal effect (plenty of sectional density and impact velocity to drop deer out to 100 yards), and recoil. The rear sight is also all black, and any kind of bright “U” notch would be appreciated. A lubricant with some staying power at the front and back of the cylinder are required to keep them running. The 6½” stainless steel barrel is enough to get heavy bullets up to speed as well as provide a long sight radius for precision shots. i remember being disappointed in ruger when i read the .480 was less stout than .460. even still those and the .500 are more than i want to deal with. Transfer bar mechanism and loading gate interlock provide an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge. He has served in Kosovo as a United Nations Police Officer and Iraq as an International Police Adviser. The Ruger Bisley hammer just needs a little work on the back of the hump to fit the grip frame. Not too many people review the 480 so it’s hard to get a accurate information on one. There were two roughly half-inch holes on either side of her body. You may have to register … The other “Bisley” feature is the hammer. Most all are listed as sold out. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger off-hand (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Of course the beauty of a .454 is you can load up some .45 Colts to get used to the gun and work your way up to heavy ruger only .45s. It makes me feel funny down where I pee. Especially on a heavy recoiling gun, that’s less than ideal. Sometimes, animals just don’t know they are supposed to be dead. Of course, whatever 44 Magnum does, .480 Ruger will obviously do it even better. My reloads do all I need in Bisley or Winchester Trapper. The internet is your friend. My point was most decent shots with hunting skills can do just about as much with a 45 LC cheaper and with less recoil. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger front ramp sight (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). When it comes to the revolver itself, it’s not much different than a few other guns I have. My preferred loading in this revolver is the 410 grain hard cast gas checked bullet from Cast Performance, moving at 1,250 fps from the muzzle. The hand loader will be able to unleash the full potential of the .480 Ruger. Ruger's New Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum Is Simply Fierce by Kyle Mizokami In the world of large caliber handguns, the most popular and powerful caliber by far is .44 Remington Magnum. Recently I acquired a stainless steel Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley in the amazing .480 Ruger caliber. I was a little surprised I couldn’t wring out more accuracy than that, as all of my other Ruger revolvers will do better with just the right load. Man, it’s good to hear from you. I bet you groups will tighten up and your wrist will thank you. They can only function on whatever amount of residual blood/oxygen is “pooled” in their brain and muscles. I haven’t quite figured out the code for what Bisleys get what grips, but there is a theme in there somewhere. Bottom line it isn’t like the old Rugers that would lose accuracy and need a new barrel every 20k rounds or so. Decent groupings for taking medium to large game, even dangerous game like bear and mountain lions. Overall * * * (and * * * * *) The entire bad-boy is finished in satin stainless. By David E. Petzal. The numbers that I picked seem reasonable and seem to fit the crude “data” that I collected. The .480 Ruger is capable of acceptable levels of precision with commercially available ammunition. The experience isn’t a crisp, clean break, but instead a sloppy, mushy pull that has no definite wall or snap. If you are referring to having a Bisley hammer fitted, Clements, Bowen, or several other smiths could do that for you. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. He probably gets more than anyone. (2) Lung Shots The barrel is 6.50 inches long with six lands and grooves. Heavier hollow points such as the Hornady 325 grain would have no problem. They prefer the same Cast Performance heavy flat nosed bullets as the other Ruger’s. Here is the biological basis that I believe could explain this: There are two other single actions magnums made in the USA which are of excellent quality. That does make sense, but there is one problem with the theory. Rather than using the Blackhawk, Ruger chose to chamber the new round in the double-action Super Redhawk, and designed the cartridge to fit in a 6-shot cylinder. Thus, I have been forced lately to order my .44 Magnum factory ammunition from online distributors and have it shipped to my home. Thanks. Quickly Find an in stock RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK for Sale at over 2200 Stores, Auctions, and Classifieds in one click! The result of the Ruger cartridge in the Ruger revolver is a portable powerhouse that’s easy to carry, capable of hunting just about everything but a few of the African dangerous game animals, and yet still reasonable enough in recoil to allow for plenty of practice sessions on the range. While that explanation passes the sniff test, I have no actual data. Presently he is writing for Athlon Outdoor Group. Although the .480 Ruger was originally made for the Super Redhawk, it really seems perfect for the Super Blackhawk Bisley. Sometimes they are DRT. As best I recall he found that the DRTs died of stroke depending on what the heart muscle was doing at the moment of impact. As for poor penetration, it went diagonally through a red deer. Perhaps Walmart isn’t the best place to shop for polish. So when I saw that Ruger released the Super Blackhawk Bisley in .480 Ruger, I had to have it. Remember, the heavier the bullet, the heavier the recoil. The 6½” is about all I can comfortably wear and draw on my strong side. Unlike the more common up-swept models, the Bisley hammer dips down before rising up to a flattened, heavily grooved spur. www.lipseys.com, Buffalo Bore Ammunition Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger adjustable rear sight (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). The cylinder gap measured at a slightly wiggly .001”, but the .002” gauge wouldn’t fit even if I was pushing the cylinder to the rear. Anyway, the most accurate and closest to a Bisley I’ve owned. Although, in practice, most stores in my neck of the woods do not have any .44 Magnum ammunition on the shelves, or at best just one choice of .44 Magnum (which is often NOT what I want). once fired my model 29 off a bench and hit the target dead-center at 100 yds…not sure I can say the same about my Ruger…. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Style and Appearance * * * That’s too bad, because it’s an outstanding cartridge, but maybe the Super Blackhawk Bisley is the right vehicle to drive interest back into Ruger’s big bore pistol round. That Larry dude of magna port has taken a lot of big game with a .44mag. Ever since then I have had the bug for a big bore single action revolver. Not to worry. I’m glad they made it and I’m glad I bought it. That said, the top loads of the 480 Ruger are producing more energy at 100 yards than that heavy 45 Colt does at the muzzle. It may be exciting but it would stop a brown bear. They published a sister magazine the Accurate Rifle which was mostly oriented to big game hunting, mostly in Africa. Try as I might, I’ve never been much of a shot off-hand. Sent it back to have it fitted with micarta grips. Those Deer Grenades hit wicked hard. Heck, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between this one and my Bisley in.45 Colt. Just don’t like the Bisley hammer. There are no obvious tool marks, but the level of polish still retains fine lines and “grains” in the steel. Both are powerful enough to put down any animal on earth. Ready to attract more customers to your business? To provide a little more perspective, this last season there were 15,000 antlerless licenses available for my county alone (although people only purchased something like 7,000 of them). Ruger Super Redhawk .480 This big double-action revolver/cartridge combination is a great blend of power and shootability. 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