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454 Casull -- Barrel Length vs Velocity

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mr.revolverguy, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. mr.revolverguy

    mr.revolverguy Ohio Active Member

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    For those that love recoil what could be more rewarding than spending a day on the range with a handgun cartridge that reminds you every time you touch one off that you are alive? Or for us Marines the eiry feeling of a hand grenade going off just outside of the killzone radius, but close enough to remind you to be alert. According to SAAMI the pressure for the 454 Casull which requires a small rifle primer for ignition are similar to that of the 300 Weatherby Magnum rifle cartridge. Finally getting a chance to test the effects of barrel length on the velocity of the 454 Casull is something I have always wanted to do.
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  2. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    That's a shorty!! Mine has a 61/4" barrel and its ported. I bet that really thumps you good!!!

    Stacy
     
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  3. mr.revolverguy

    mr.revolverguy Ohio Active Member

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    Where did you get yours ported?
     
  4. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    It came ported I have a Taurus Raging Bull.
    Not as nice as yours but fun to shoot!!
    Stacy
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks again for being up another round that.... is oh so big and powerful!

    I think you nailed it when using the R92 16" as a test rifle. Even if it's the only one available. The barrel length is about right for such a shoulder cannon (vs a 20").

    Your write up on the .300AAC the other week was very helpful as well.
     
  6. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got the same with a 8 3/4 barrel. It still kicks hard. Heaven forbid you forget to put the ear plugs in.:p

    Nice article revolverguy. Gonna try reloading some casull pretty soon, that should help.
     
  7. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    That would be really BAD!!!

    Stacy
     
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  8. mr.revolverguy

    mr.revolverguy Ohio Active Member

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    Thank you, the 300 Blackout is addicting at least to me from a reloading POV.