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.480 Super Red Hawk

 
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:46 AM
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.480 Super Red Hawk

Hi All!
I recently came across a .480 Ruger Super Red Hawk that be coming for sale shortly. I don't know the barrel length.
What I'm wondering is- did they have any issues that I need to be aware of and what would something like that run?
It sounds like the gun has very few shots through it and is in very good condition.
Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:47 PM
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Re: .480 Super Red Hawk

I hear one of the main reasons ruger quit the 480 was they were afraid too many people were re-chambering to 475 Linbough. The 44 and 454 are more popular, but the 480 should be a heck of a round too.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: .480 Super Red Hawk

The one I had had difficulty ejecting empties, just like many other 6 shot Rutgers. They did make a few 5 shots
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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Re: .480 Super Red Hawk

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The one I had had difficulty ejecting empties, just like many other 6 shot Rutgers. They did make a few 5 shots
my 44 mag srh is just fine-- if you get one that is poor at ejecting have it sent back to get the chambers polished.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:29 PM
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my 44 mag srh is just fine-- if you get one that is poor at ejecting have it sent back to get the chambers polished.
The 6 Shot 480's had very thin cylinder walls and cases sticking was a bit of an issue
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:15 PM
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Re: .480 Super Red Hawk

Ruger lists the 480 in two different models on their web site. I have owned a Ruger 454 for 10+ years with no problems other than it is quite brutal to shoot.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: .480 Super Red Hawk

why would ruger be afraid too many people are converting to .475 linebaugh? Why would they care? Just curious.
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