At some point I’ll start shooting .454s. The ones that drop in their tracks aren’t as interesting as the ones that run 300 yards flat out with half their heart missing. Try as I might, I’ve never been much of a shot off-hand. revolver. They don’t last long. Kinda the old 30-06 vs 300 win mag debate, Excellent review! Ever since then I have had the bug for a big bore single action revolver. mounting a two power Charles Daly scope, the Bisley a sturdy, affordable,  and very accurate .44 magnum for The second round cut through the top of her heart. It’s a shame it never really caught on. Although light loads might still be pricey. (click picture Needs the scope rings. interchangeable-blade design found on the original Super Gunblast. Recently switched to the LeveRevolutions from Hornaday, more accurate but I haven’t had a chance to throw down on one yet. Current Stock: SKU: 0872 ... Ruger NM Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter .44 Mag 7.5" Stainless 0862. bullets from Mt. I don’t know. Weight: 48 oz. which is a more vertical design than the Super Blackhawk grip 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 have an old 6″ model 29 and can shoot full bore .44 mag loads no problem. She dropped instantly. It’s right at the top end of what is still enjoyable shooting, and yet would do a number on even the largest of bears. Moving on, there is the Super Blackhawk “Hunter,” with a barrel rib that extends out to the front sight for mounting a scope within those famous Ruger supplied rings. Good friend. What kind of beer do you stock in a Rock Bar? It’s a lot of fun to shoot with plinking 430 grain cast bullet loads, surprisingly tolerable for a couple of cylinders of 540 grain Belt Mountain Punch machined bronze bullets, and easily good for 3″ at 25 yards standing for a few cylinders worth of either. It will do another 50 fps over that, but the group starts to open up a bit at the top of the pressure limit. They’re also right on the edge of what is tolerable to shoot for short strings. That’s fast, but too light. Thanks. That day. I have always gravitated toward the ballistics of 240 grain bullets in .44 Magnum. Young Frankenstein reference. The 1873 Springfield Rifle in .45-70 Government was used in the wholesale slaughter of the buffalo. 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. disagree) with it? Author's handloads using Mt. that I received was that many shooters prefer Ruger’s Bisley But they can shake themselves to death. Randall dealers only get so many. Hornady .44 Magnum left, Hornady .480 Ruger right (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Hornady seems to have discontinued their heavier offering and now only offers a single loading for the .480 Ruger, their 325gr XTP moving at an advertised 1,350 fps at the muzzle. That screw is tightened down against a divot on the underside of the barrel. The Bisley Hunter features Ruger's excellent standard I haven’t quite figured out the code for what Bisleys get what grips, but there is a theme in there somewhere. In my opinion, the valves in the ventricles aren’t remotely strong enough to significantly impede the pressure pulse of a 1000 fps+ flat-nosed bullet impacting the heart. And that is somewhat desirable even though I would never need it. hammer, and trigger. 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. The trigger on the .480 Ruger is, like every New Model Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, or New Vaquero I’ve shot, disappointing. Improved accuracy drastically and added 75 fps on velocity with the same load. 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). Hunter and adds the unique Ruger Bisley grip for those who Keith design. But yup, sometimes they run. Ruger. 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. There used to be a few options for drop-in replacements available, but they seem to be discontinued. Remember, unlike the double action ultra magnums, these guns were designed to cock and fire with one hand. That S&W with the ivory grips. Ruger's new Super Blackhawk revolvers in .480 Ruger and .454 Casull are excellent options for handgun hunters and fans of big-bore revolvers. 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). I put 3 out of 6 in a steel silhouette target at 210 yards off a sandbag with my Super Blackhawk Hunter in .44 mag with the 240 grain +P Buffalo Bore Deer Grenade rounds. So you mean yes, the .480 Ruger and those other calibers will do something the .45 Colt and .44 Magnum cant’ do, after all. On the range, my own hand loads did best. I put a pretty long string of punishing loads through the revolver, and never had the pin move a bit. With your medical background, your comments would be appreciated. You could very likely do it yourself with hand tools and a little time. Note that Super Blackhawks with a ROUND trigger guard (with the exception of the Super Blackhawk Hunter) fit the NEW XR3 frame grips which we call New Vaquero on the website. Thanks. More commercial ammunition options, more reloading options, more chambering options. One day I think some old-timer will be able to tell me why. That was a bit expensive. Those teasers on IG were killing me. Like I said above, I’m a big fan of the heavy 45 Colt, but to say that It can do everything that the 480, 454, 460 or 500 can do is a little ridiculous. Heck, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference between this one and my Bisley in.45 Colt. Click the following link to go to the GUNBlast Feedback Page. . 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. And that’s why I like the big bores. I have both and enjoy both. The grip just feels good. The exception is my 44 magnum flat top. some who would like a few changes. It’s I’ve seen more than a few shooters eventually saying “What was I thinking.” Now for a little dig, the Ruger doesn’t penetrate all that well, 454 Casull is better if you like spending money. I find the grip frame of the Super Blackhawk Hunter to be just In the video I produced, I review the New Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley chambered in the.480 Ruger. Show me that in stainless and I’m buying. Perhaps Walmart isn’t the best place to shop for polish. case, cable lock, and instruction manual, along with the I would need a gunsmith to evaluate and do that. He ran about 130 yards before keeling over. The rear sight is also all black, and any kind of bright “U” notch would be appreciated. The hand loader will be able to unleash the full potential of the .480 Ruger. The “Hunter” series of Ruger Bisley’s have 7½” barrels, and that’s just too long and cumbersome to draw. Might like a Flat Top to have a lighter carry gun with punkin-roller loads. The throats miced .449. style grip for heavy recoiling revolvers. Because I … Twist: 1:18″ RH And,… those 410s at that speed will still shoot through anything. Brother a day of digging holes with a steel pole and a coffee can earns you whatever beer you want. Grips: Bisley Hardwood Laminate JWT, I used to subscribe to Precision Shooting Magazine which shut down around 10 years ago. There’s just no replacement for displacement. Maybe you should give the ol’ Ruger another chance? Lack of accuracy, however, suggested that I would only be able to shoot to about 30 yards maximum. And that includes busting through a rib, guts, a hip and a femur. Especially on a heavy recoiling gun, that’s less than ideal. Overall Length: 12.57″ As can be seen in the drawing below, there is a Those Deer Grenades hit wicked hard. why not soften the ground up first with the .480? For the .480 Ruger Bisley, that cylinder has 5 rounds, not 6. Now I’m pondering going down that ol’ Blackhhawk road, though question yet another caliber to stock up on. “Hump? If you had to choose between the .480 Ruger and a 454 Casull as a “first” big-bore revolver, which would you recommend? Durable coil springs throughout for … It had a 32” barrel, shot one bullet with each loading, and weighed 9 lbs. Traditional single action cartridge revolvers can only be safely carried on an empty cylinder as dropping or striking the back of the hammer can cause the hammer to strike an exposed primer. This makes reaching up with your strong hand thumb to cock the revolver easy. hunting, it will be hard to beat this new Bisley Hunter from (1) Heart Shots Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger cylinder base pin (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). with gray laminated grip panels, just as the SBH Hunter tested The “Peacemaker’s” grip would follow the Colt Navy, and the Bisley would be only a slight variation on that theme. 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. hand loaded. Description: Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley model chambered in .454 Casull. I went to Mr. Stanaback’s site, wow, beautiful stuff. Bottom line it isn’t like the old Rugers that would lose accuracy and need a new barrel every 20k rounds or so. The Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk chambered in .44 magnum is a wonderful field hunting tool that just wants to be out there and in action. Baldy that I have been shooting. Then again; I have a rifle he wants. Barrel Length 6.5″ (4.62″ also available) Ruger’s transfer bar eliminates this issue and allows the shooter to carry a full cylinder with complete safety. When comparing a S&W X Frame revolver chambered for the .460 or .500 you’ll find those guns, in a similar barrel length, are much heavier, and are usually ported or compensated. I love my wife. Rear Sight: Adjustable For This revolver, in terms of bullet weight and muzzle velocity, is right on par with that rifle. My first experience with this handgun was when I was a teenager hunting raccoons with a couple of guys, one of whom had this monster hogleg hanging from a homemade cartridge belt. In reality, there’s not a whole lot you can’t take, under 50 yards, with a 310 grain round moving at 1,200 feet per second. At no point, even with rounds that were right at the top of the SAAMI pressure listing, were there any signs of over-pressure. The Hornady reloading manual has that same 325gr bullet going 1,500 fps at its maximum, and the Speer manual puts their 275 grain round 5 feet per second short of 1,700 fps. The Bisley hammer design is lower than other Those Rugers with the Colt barrels are something unique, to say the least. You don’t get more penetration than a pass through. adjustable rear sight and interchangeable front sight system. I have three on order now. I may start casting my own bullets this spring. Then make the jump to .454. that attaches the rings to the heavy rib atop the gun’s seven But for shooting a .44 magnum(I’ve never shot the bigger magnums.) Nothing out of the ordinary there. Look for an article soon on prefer its handling qualities. It had a wide standard deviation. 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. Just too big. Thanks again for the review of a nice revolver for hunting just plain shooting. These bullets consistently shot into one-half Meat for weeks. I’d just spend most of my time, as with any of the big bores, with starting loads. The major bore diameter was right on the money, at .475” and the minor bore diameter was .465”. Blackhawk Hunter. The concern is that, although the average was an acceptable weight, the trigger pull had several ounces of range between different pulls. The .475 Linebaugh is essentially a blown out, cut down, .45-70 Government cartridge. ‘Unfortunately, the front sight is all black and easily disappears against the black rear sight edges, as well as against a dark target.’. Probably the most handsome Randall I’ve ever bought. You don’t get more penetration than a pass through. This position will dramatically increase recoil. I’m not knocking the .Ruger, Limbaugh or Casull. Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter: by Jeff Quinn photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn As I write this, I have just returned from an extended shooting session with Ruger's newest single-action revolver; the Super Blackhawk Hunter.Actually, the Hunter is a return of a fine sixgun produced by Ruger … Just bought a used Super Redhawk in .44 with 7 1/2″ barrel to pair up with my Alaskan, added some wood Hogue grips and she’s a beauty. While the recoil of the 454 Casull is severe, the Bisley grip frame does a good job of keeping the gun from rolling back violently in your hand. Ruger Super Blackhawk .480 Ruger (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). I recently fired this revolver with Winchester’s 240-grain flat point … I like single actions and appreciate shooting them more than 15 round pistols. cartridges. A You mentioned something that I forgot to put in my review. No primers raised, and the fired cases always pushed right out without any sticking. That doe still managed to run about 50 yards before dropping over. The “Hunter” series of Ruger Bisley’s have 7½” barrels, and that’s just too long and cumbersome to draw. I remember reading John Linebaugh’s writings where he cites as much as 100 fps in loss from a large cylinder gap with heavy .45 Colt loads. But i’d trade her and throw in a used grand kid or 2 for that revolver. There are only two series I collect just for the sake of having them (I shoot the heck out of them, too), and one of them is the Ruger Blackhawk series in calibers that start with .4. here. frame. I dont think I’ve bought any factory 45 ammo in over 20 years. Hunter, with the differences being the shape of the grip, significant difference between the grip of the Super Blackhawk Take a close look at many custom revolvers and you’ll see the more common hammer has been replaced with the Bisley. Grip does not come with cross pin for stirrup. At this time, the .480 Ruger Super Blackhawk only comes in Ruger’s standard brushed stainless. That’s the thing, I Keep a photo album of Hearts from animals that were shot in the heart, some of which destroyed almost half of the heart, who then ran a hundred yards or more. great review. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger front ramp sight (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Thanks Pat, I’m sending a couple of guns his way today. Its a wonderful gun, but really does take some getting used to. were assembled using Mt. Came home and shipped Hamilton Bowen a .45 Colt Bisley. The Ruger Bisley hammer just needs a little work on the back of the hump to fit the grip frame. and the Bisley. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. That’s because recoil is a function not just of the size, weight, and speed of the bullet, but also the simple mass of the firearm itself. feature a rounded trigger guard (rather than the squared I would like to second this comment. Blackhawk Hunter model, which was reviewed here on All that should be very doable in the 480. these big guns are brutal to shoot…and of limited usefulness…there are better things to hunt with…and if you really think you might encounter a bear… a short-barreled shotgun with slugs is a much better choice…that being said, I do own a couple just for the novelty factor…. In a move that is pretty uncommon in the shooting industry, Ruger looked at the .475 Linebaugh and figured some shooters might actually want a bit less of a good thing. Customization * * * * Wheel weighs, gas checks, and lots of gooey bullet lube. 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? As for poor penetration, it went diagonally through a red deer. The sight set up of the .480 Ruger Super Blackhawk is a familiar one; a serrated fixed ramp front and square notch rear sight, adjustable for elevation and windage. In fact, the largest group fired was impressed with the accuracy of this revolver with all ammunition One of the reasons I like a high neck shot or head shot if conservatively possible. Those guns may be pack guns, but they aren’t really belt guns. The .480 Ruger is no slouch in punch, but ultra magnums like the .460 and .500 Smith & Wesson magnums certainly produce more power, and in the guns they are typically chambered in, equal or less recoil. I didn’t realize it had gotten that bad, but by the end of the session, the memorial bracelet I wear wouldn’t fit around my swollen wrist. 7 1/2 ” barrel.i remember the 5 1/2″ Ruger Bisley in .44 Mag. Any firearm chambered in .480 Ruger will be able to fire the .480 Ruger. Up on Hamilton Bowen’s page, Bowen Classic Arms, in his “Workshop” section, there’s a one-off .32-20 Ruger Single Six. Unlike the more common up-swept models, the Bisley hammer dips down before rising up to a flattened, heavily grooved spur. find the Bisley style to be more comfortable when shooting heavy And you can always fire lap it to improve the bore. But there’s no way in hell I could manage 50 rounds in one session even with the plinking loads. Sometimes, and especially with the Rugers of over 10 years ago, you’ll find very tight cylinder throats or chambers, and larger bore diameters. My oldest child put a perfect broadside double-lung pass-through shot on a big 4.5 year-old doe at 72 yards. And the one being tested here, the Lipsey’s Distributor Exclusive Model 0818 Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk Bisley, is a great example of how far along the design has come over the years. If you are referring to having a Bisley hammer fitted, Clements, Bowen, or several other smiths could do that for you. MSRP: $1,049 (Lipsey’s distributor exclusive). Any increase in weight will have a corresponding decrease in recoil. Including the Vaquero Birdshead and New Vaquero Birdshead. The gun came supplied with a lockable hard plastic Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger adjustable rear sight (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). There are no obvious tool marks, but the level of polish still retains fine lines and “grains” in the steel. I have 18 left of a 20 count box of “high veloicity” (but by the book) 475L loads collecting dust. He had a suspicion and was a logical fellow so he conducted autopsies on those who dropped in their tracks. Both guns also have Ruger’s I’ll wait less than a year for all three. Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger hammer (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). 250-grain Keith offering proved to be the most accurate, No problem exists that cannot be solved with sufficient amounts of high explosive. Thanks for nothin’, TTAG. Boy's Trigger Job", the pull measured a crisp two Shoot the factory Hornady or Speer loads off-hand and you’ll definitely know you touched one off, but it doesn’t feel much different than a full power .44 Magnum load. Some of those bone handles and exotics are gorgeous, and I like the steel. An accurate gun is much more interesting. Front Sight: Serrated Ramp The heart of Ruger's Hunter models is their great scope When it comes to the revolver itself, it’s not much different than a few other guns I have. Main reasons, it’s paid for, and .44 mag hurts the wallet plenty, don’t need a round that I can’t find in my area. Maybe I will keep it now and just have to be satisfied with a maximum distance of 30 yards for hunting. Most all are listed as sold out. That rolling in the hand is a good thing for my hands. I would highly recommend either to anyone seriously considering handgun hunting. more information on Mt. Assuming that this can happen in six seconds, that deer’s heart will have drained its brain and muscles of pretty much all blood and oxygen and the deer will immediately shut down. I got to shoot all of about 20 rounds through a 4 5/8″ .480 during the summer. Grooves: 6 Some critters are just tough. I would try some nice cast bullets size to you bore. Sometimes they are DRT. What hump?”. models and allows for easier cocking, especially with a scope Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley .480 Ruger in-hand (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). Everyone that has seen it has tried to buy it. I want to say that my state is in the top 5 states in the United States in terms of the number of hunters who go afield for deer season. 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. gun received for testing was finished in a brushed stainless, Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). This season I hit a bit high on a big doe that was slightly quartering and she managed to go about 80 yards. They can only function on whatever amount of residual blood/oxygen is “pooled” in their brain and muscles. $849.99. As the front sight blade is simply pinned in, an alternate can be easily made, if you so choose. In what I have found elsewhere it appears that you can’t chamber other (.45 colt/schofield, etc) in a .480 revolver, so what is the verdict? I like this. No, if you’re going to shoot a big bore, go heavy. Yes sir or ma’am — SGammo is quite possibly my favorite online ammunition distributor. Finally, the Super Blackhawk “Bisley Hunter” combines all of the features of the aforementioned models but has that novel Bisley … Anyone have authoritative information on how long a deer should usually function after instantaneous heart (circulatory) failure? mounted. Hornady .44 Magnum far left, Hornady .480 Ruger Center, 410gr Hand Load Right. These revolvers are now available only through Lipsey’s distributors. They were not inexpensive. A lubricant with some staying power at the front and back of the cylinder are required to keep them running. I’ve dropped back to .45 Colt for now. www.mtbaldybullets.com. Dragoon-style trigger guard of the Super Blackhawk) and a more Nice review. — heart shots: deer run a relatively long distance Baldy’s  250 grain Keith This is probably the only place, and the only uses I have for grease in a firearm. If I step up to 300 grain bullets, I might have to account for bullet drop past 50 yards, although that is better than not being able to shoot past 30 yards because 240 grain bullets lack enough accuracy to shoot beyond 30 yards. My experience with deer and .44 from my Marlin lever has been no more than 20 yards w/ Buffalo Bore deer grenade loads. The powerful Super Blackhawk made its debut in 1974, and one of the latest iterations is the New Model Super Blackhawk Hunter. Heart shots result in basically instantaneous stoppage of blood circulation. What was out of the ordinary was the lack of end shake and the minimal cylinder gap. By the way I am happy to hear that your deer dropped so quickly. The single action trigger pull averages at 3 lbs. Once again, JWT tells me about something I didn’t know I had to have. and one-half pounds. The gun seems to like the wider, heavier bullets. Sent it back to have it fitted with micarta grips. It’s a single-action, all-steel revolver chambered in.454 Casull. No more blood goes to that deer’s brain or muscles. (image Joe Esparza for thetruthaboutguns.com) 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 guess I’ll stick with +p 45 Long Colt loads (“long” just to annoy the haters) in my Bisley. It’s pretty rare to get one of these Ruger revolvers to blow up. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Baldy Bullets, check them out online at:   without loss of zero. They’re fun to strap on and hunt with, but not much fun on the range, at least at their top loads. Then again, one time that didn’t work and my Gemsbok lay there like Superman after a horse accident. mount system. Baldy Bullets' (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com). unobtrusive, and allows the scope to be removed and reattached The .480 Ruger Bisley is not a heavyweight. Both are powerful enough to put down any animal on earth. The 275 grain bullet penetrated around five inches and then left a 10 inch cavity in the clay. Or you can just get the always exceptional brass right from Starline. Magnum, still among the finest all-around handgun hunting Boy, I was really hoping to avoid having to cast my own bullets and load my own cartridges. Velocity is about 10 percent slower but still mightily … That tight cylinder gap is particularly important in the big bore revolvers, as the loss in velocity pushing the big slugs with H110 and Winchester 296 powders becomes quite remarkable when there’s a bit of space between the cylinder and the barrel. The best loads That 410 grain hunting load is a different story altogether. 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