454 Casull Lever Action

bigfutz

Active Member
Anyone have any experience with a lever action in 454 Casull? I found an article referring to a Puma rifle, and saying that 454 packed more of a punch than 45-70. Stan in SC, you may want to respond, being as you state 45-70 is almost a religion. I have a Super Redhawk, and was thinking a lever action in 45/454 would complement it nicely. Seems Rossi and this Puma are about all that's obvious out there. Any others anyone knows of?

http://www.gunweek.com/2007/feature0101.html
 

Stan in SC

New Member
It's really not fair to compare the two calibers to each other as they both are different in aspect.The 45/70 is a slow big round and the .454 is a relatively high velocity round.
To answer your question,a lever in .454 would be a nice nice complement to the SRH.

Stan in SC
 

Paco

Member
swiss said:
there's no point in a short distance caliber/rifle. If you are going to lug around a rifle, get one with some " reach". Eleanor OConnor dropped a big bull elephant with one shot from a 3006, place in his earhole, using "solids", exactly as her hubby Jack planned it. Get a 308 for longer range hunting of big game, for the low cost practice with milsurp ball, then carry it with Nosler Partition softpoints in it. Preferably a used Remington autoloader, for the repeat hit speed on charging animals, fleeing animals you've already hit, on dog packs, or for defense against men.
 

Parhams0508

New Member
Paco said:
swiss said:
there's no point in a short distance caliber/rifle. If you are going to lug around a rifle, get one with some " reach". Eleanor OConnor dropped a big bull elephant with one shot from a 3006, place in his earhole, using "solids", exactly as her hubby Jack planned it. Get a 308 for longer range hunting of big game, for the low cost practice with milsurp ball, then carry it with Nosler Partition softpoints in it. Preferably a used Remington autoloader, for the repeat hit speed on charging animals, fleeing animals you've already hit, on dog packs, or for defense against men.
Red herrings and straw men, gotta love'em.
 

bigfutz

Active Member
Thanks, swiss, I see your point. I will abandon the idea and go find an old deer rifle. BTW, please make sure you contact Henry, Uberti, Marlin, etc and tell them to stop manufacturing their lever actions, since no one will ever buy them.
 

JRiddle

New Member
I didn't recognize the name, thanks for the link. I had no idea a gal like that would even hunt, much less shoot an elephant in the earhole. That is impressive to say the least.
 

bigfutz

Active Member
HOLY DIVER said:
now you have my intrest in a 454 lever gun!will the rifle shoot 45colt also?
That was my interest. I'd be shocked if it would not handle both. Redhawk does. Speaking of which, there are plenty of 44 Mag rifles, being as you have one of those. JRiddle has a Ruger, looks like a 10/22 but in 44 Mag. I think they make both a lever and an autoloader in the same style. I can't find to much on the 454 lever. I think there's also a Raging Circuit Judge revolver carbine in 45/454/410!
 
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