.480's in a .475

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gnappi

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In the past I've rarely shot "special" cartridges in a magnum chambered handgun and then only when I did not reload and special ammo was more available than the full size ammo.

That said, I wonder if shooters who own a 475 shoot much .480 and how the two compare? FA offers .480 and .45 Colt cylinders for their .475 and .454 revolvers (MR does not for the .480), and I gotta believe they have reasons beyond having to clean cylinder gunk from using the shorter case when full length ammo is to be used?
 

Arthur Roy

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I have shot 480's out of my 475's with no problems. I ended up using a load that was basically a 480 load in 475 brass so haven't done it since. Both of my Freedom arms love a 400 grain LFN over 14-15 grains of HS6 with a Federal 210 primer in 475 brass. Does right at 1100 fps.
 

Fujicon

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Yes, I regularly shot 480 out of a 475 (FA P83) because until somewhat recently didn't have a 480 SRH. No consequent dirtiness problems in the 475 that I ever noticed. The difference in cartridge length is relatively minor (given the cartridge sizes), just .115 inch, so that may be why.
 
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