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Model 480 Raging Bull
Taurus Revolver 480 Raging Bull .480 Ruger Variant-3
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.775-in
Length:14-in Height:6.2-in
Barrel:8.375-in Weight:63-oz
Variant 3 of 3
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (400 grain bullet)488000
  • Recoil Factor (400 grain bullet)26.91 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity5 rounds
  • ConcealabilityVery Poor
  • Defense Factor46%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2001 - 2005
Caliber:.480 Ruger
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:trigger actuated transfer bar
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:rubber w/cushioned insert
Sights:patridge front, adjustable rear
Notes:ported barrel
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$641.00Used Est:$480.00
Last Update:2/4/2023
About the Gun

This double-action (DA/SA) revolver comes in several models, classified by caliber. Additionally, each model has its own barrel length and metal finish options. Its heavy full-lug barrel features a ventilated rib and a built-in compensator. Other features include various sight options, front and rear cylinder locks and cushioned rubber grip.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .480 Ruger
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:400 grains
MV:1220 ft/sec ME:1322 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

From a performance perspective this cartridge falss in between the .44 Remington Magnum and the .454 Casull cartridges. It has slightly less relative recoil than either the .454 Casull or the .50 Action Express cartridges. Designed initially for use in Sturm Ruger's Super Redhawk revolvers, MAgnum Research and Taurus now also have revolvers chambered for this big game hunting round.

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