Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .454 Casull
.454 Casull
.454 Casull
Case Type: Rimmed, straight
Introduced: 1959 Made For:Revolver
Cart Len:1.765-in Case Len:1.383-in
Case Dia:0.478-in Bul Dia:0.453-in
Ballistics measured with:
5.7-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants
From:240 gr1771 ft/sec1672 ft-lbs
To360 gr1450 ft/sec1680 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
300 gr1650 ft/sec1814 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 495000 TKO: 31.998

This cartridge employs a special case, similar to the .45 Colt, but 0.1 inch longer to prevent the round from chambering in .45 Colt revolvers. This is because the higher pressure loading in the .454 Casull would be dangerous in revolvers chambered for the milder .45 Colt cartridge. The .454 Casull is one of the most powerful revolver cartridges available and is primarily used for hunting.