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Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm

Re: Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 02:13:15 PM »
A quick look says loaded ammo, dies, brass and bullets for the 450 Bushmaster ain't easy to find online. 4 different sources to accomplish all of them!    I do see the 16" barrel as  about perfect for my hog hunting in the jungle. I have one on the way. There is load info available for "pistol" bullets online, 225gr. Hornady and 275gr. Barnes. 

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Re: Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 02:24:50 PM »
I wish they had of chambered it in the .460 S&W. It is a far better cartridge. In my Ruger No1 I get 3000fps with a 200gr XPB, 2600fps with the 275gr XPB and 2400fps with the 325gr Barnes Buster. Powder is LiL' Gun.
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Re: Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 02:53:13 PM »
I wish they had of chambered it in the .460 S&W. It is a far better cartridge. In my Ruger No1 I get 3000fps with a 200gr XPB, 2600fps with the 275gr XPB and 2400fps with the 325gr Barnes Buster. Powder is LiL' Gun.
I agree, but if I understand correctly, the "straight walled case" rules limit  the length of the cartridge in a very few states. Yea, the 454 or the 500 would be better ideas. I believe the 460 is a tad too long. The 450 Bushmaster basically "twins" the 45-70 in a much shorter case. Besides, you can't sell new guns in easy to find or load rounds.  ;D

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Re: Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2018, 04:23:30 PM »
A quick look says loaded ammo, dies, brass and bullets for the 450 Bushmaster ain't easy to find online. 4 different sources to accomplish all of them!    I do see the 16" barrel as  about perfect for my hog hunting in the jungle. I have one on the way. There is load info available for "pistol" bullets online, 225gr. Hornady and 275gr. Barnes.

Any .452 bullet can be reloaded for the .450 and some people use .451 bullets. Folks seem to have accuracy issues with lead bullets. Brass can be made from .284 win cases.
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Re: Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2018, 09:18:51 AM »
i have read, that the "official" reason the .460 S&W is not offered in a bolt gun, is because it is rimmed.  Yet Remington offered their Model 788 in .3030- and .44 Magnum, there are a jillion .303 British bolt guns around, Savage offered a .30-30 bolt gun years ago. the .22 Hornet has been in scores of bolt guns, i always see shotgun bolt guns, and millions of .22's that feed from a vertical magazine.  I would think that all that would be required in a .460 magazine, is a slight rearward slant to the magazine.  Perhaps Howa engineers could figure out a reliable magazine that would work in the Howa/Vanguard line.  Offer a flip up secondary rear sight for when using "plinking" ammo like. 454 Casull or .45 Long Colt.  MM

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Re: Ruger Ranch 450 Bushmaster Hmmmm
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2018, 01:58:33 PM »
i have read, that the "official" reason the .460 S&W is not offered in a bolt gun, is because it is rimmed.  Yet Remington offered their Model 788 in .3030- and .44 Magnum, there are a jillion .303 British bolt guns around, Savage offered a .30-30 bolt gun years ago. the .22 Hornet has been in scores of bolt guns, i always see shotgun bolt guns, and millions of .22's that feed from a vertical magazine.  I would think that all that would be required in a .460 magazine, is a slight rearward slant to the magazine.  Perhaps Howa engineers could figure out a reliable magazine that would work in the Howa/Vanguard line.  Offer a flip up secondary rear sight for when using "plinking" ammo like. 454 Casull or .45 Long Colt.  MM


Yep you hit the nail on the head there MM. Big Horn Armoury do the .460 and .500 in a lever action which I would love but it would cost me way to much to have one imported down here.
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