Alaskan

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DBC5273
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Alaskan

Post by DBC5273 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:05 pm

I own a Ruger Super Red Hawk Alaskan in caliber 454 Casull / 45 Colt. This is my primary self defense/home defense weapon. I regulated the sights for the Cor Bon load - the 200 gr. JHP load. I also use the 225 gr. all copper HP load. Both pretty much shoot to the same point of aim and print around 4 inch groups at 20 yards. Anyone know of any other "hot" 45 Colt loads suitable for self defense? On the Cor Bon boxes it says the 200 gr. stuff has a muzzle velocity of 1100 fps., while the 225 gr. stuff goes 1200 fps. I wonder how much velocity is lost in the short barrel of the Alaskan.
It's nice to know that if I ever need to walk in bear country I can load it up with 454's and feel safe. 8-)

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Re: Alaskan

Post by flattop44 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:51 am

You may want to check out "Buffalo Bore", they have some pretty hot stuff.
Bill

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Re: Alaskan

Post by yogiboobooranger » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:03 pm

Read this article here:http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/rgrRH/
It is about your very gun and the ballistics loss with the shorter barrel over say a 5 inch barrel. Looks to be about 14-20% loss in FPS and FT lbs energy. I want the Alaskan myself, it is on my short list! :mrgreen:

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Re: Alaskan

Post by DBC5273 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:10 am

Yes... Buffalo Bore has some hot 45 Colt loads but they seem to be hunting loads. Not really appropriate for self defense use. Thanks for the heads up though, Bill. 8-)

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