.480 Ruger vs .44 Magnum

.480 Ruger vs .44 Magnum

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.480 Ruger

About The .480 Ruger Ammo is a high-power, large cartridge for revolvers that was introduced into the markets in 2003. At the time of its introduction, the .480 Ruger Ammo was the largest-diameter revolver cartridge produced. The parent case used to design the .480 Ruger Ammo was the .475 Linebaugh Ammo. Instead of using the Blackhawk, the double-action Super Redhawk was chosen to chamber the new cartridge. The .480 Ruger Ammo was lighter and shorter than its parent case. The lower velocities and pressures produced by the .480 Ruger Ammo mean this cartridge delivers a less felt recoil and muzzle blast than the super magnum Ammo. Overall, the .480 Ruger Ammo is a well-balanced cartridge that provides a lot of energy without strong recoil. The overall length of the .480 Ruger Ammo is 41.9mm, and the bullet diameter measures 12.1mm. The 325-grain bullet variant of the .480 Ruger Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,350 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,315 ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .480 Ruger Ammo was designed by Hornady / Sturm, Ruger in the year 2003 in the United States. Uses The people who have used the .480 Ruger Ammo have claimed that this cartridge rivals the performance of the .475 Linebaugh while delivering less recoil, noise, and muzzle blast. This cartridge has been used for hunting deer families, but it can potentially take down any medium to large-sized game.

.44 Magnum

About The .44 Magnum Ammo is a rimmed, long bore bullet designed in 1954 initially used by revolvers but was quickly adopted for rifles and carbines. The design of the .44 Magnum Ammo is based on the .44 Special Ammo, but the lengthened case of the .44 Magnum Ammo allows it to load more pressure and achieve more incredible velocity and energy levels. At one point, the .44 Magnum Ammo was called the most powerful handgun ammo but was later dethroned by a few others. However, because of its manageable recoil, the .44 Magnum Ammo still remains one of the most popular large-bore magnum bullets. The .44 Magnum Ammo is unsuitable to be used by police or people with small builds. The overall length and diameter of the .44 Magnum Ammo are 41mm and 10.9m, respectively. The 340-grain variant of this cartridge travels at the velocity of 1,425 feet per second and produces an energy level of 1,533 ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .44 Magnum Ammo was designed and manufactured by Elmer Keith and Smith & Wesson in 1954. Because the bullet remains popular today, it is still manufactured. Uses When it comes to hunting, the .44 Magnum Ammo is a favorite for taking out the medium, and big game, up to the size of an elk in the range of 100 to 150 yards. However, thanks to the precise shot placement and deep level penetration this bullet provides, the big Cape Buffalo has been taken out.

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