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.480 Ruger

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The .480 Ruger is a large, high-power revolver cartridge, introduced in 2003 by Sturm, Ruger, and Hornady. This was the first new cartridge introduced by Ruger and was at the time of introduction the largest-diameter production revolver cartridge.

The .480 is a well-balanced cartridge, providing a lot of energy without the recoil of larger hard-kicking rounds. Overall, the .480 Ruger provides hunters with a fine balance of bullet weight, velocity, and operating pressure.

The .480 Ruger is often viewed by some as a ".475 Special"; in other words, as a slightly downgraded version of the super-magnum cartridge. In fact, .480 Ruger rounds will fit and function in a .475 Linebaugh revolver, just as a .44 Special will fit and function in revolvers chambered for the .44 Magnum.

About .480 Ruger

  • Type: Handgun
  • Place of origin: USA
  • Production: History
  • Designer: Hornady / Sturm, Ruger
  • Designed: 2003


  • Parent case: .475 Linebaugh
  • Bullet diameter: .476 in (12.1 mm)
  • Neck diameter: .504 in (12.8 mm)
  • Base diameter: .504 in (12.8 mm)
  • Rim diameter: .540 in (13.7 mm)
  • Rim thickness: .065 in (1.7 mm)
  • Case length: 1.285 in (32.6 mm)
  • Overall length: 1.650 in (41.9 mm)
  • Primer type: Large pistol
  • Maximum pressure: 48,000 psi (330 MPa)

Ballistic performance

Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
325gr(21g) XTP Hornady 1,350 ft/s (410 m/s) 1,315 ft⋅lbf (1,783 J)

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