- Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan, 454 Casull, 45 Colt

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The Super Redhawk is a line of double-action magnum revolvers made by Sturm, Ruger beginning in 1987, when Ruger started making weapons using larger, more powerful cartridges such as .44 Magnum, .454 Casull, and .480 Ruger.

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Here for your consideration is a very powerful Ruger Super Redhawk in .454 Casull. This particular model is the “Alaskan” model which has a very short 2.5” barrel for those close encounters with big and bad critters which not only kill you but might also eat you along the way!! Things like Grizzlies, alligators, elephants, plains buffalos, rhinos, humans doped up on methamphetamines – you get the picture. As such, this is what you might call your “ultimate close-encounter backup weapon" when your rifle or shotgun has “lost its utility for the moment”!!

This beautiful stainless-steel revolver with soft rubber grips is new in original hard case from the factory with all paperwork and lock and spent test fire casing etc., just as it rolled out of the factory. Needless to say, it is unfired except for the factory test, and the factory test casing comes with the gun. Special features include: Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot; Corrosion-resistant stainless steel finish boasts the durability and reliability that is the hallmark of a Ruger firearm; Strong extended frame with extra metal in top strap, sidewalls and barrel mounting areas to handle powerful, big game loads; Recoil cushioning Hogue Tamer™ Monogrip with an internal recoil cushion positioned under the web of the hand helps reduce the impact of powerful loads, while peg-style grip frame easily accommodates custom grips; Dual chambering allows .454 Casull models to accept factory .45 Colt cartridges; Patented transfer bar mechanism provides an unparalleled measure of security against accidental discharge; Cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning.

The following is general information about the Ruger Super Redhawk. The Super Redhawk was introduced late in 1987, in .44 Magnum with 7.5- and 9.5-inch barrel lengths. The final product used the same trigger design and same grip panels as the .357 Magnum GP100, but had a larger, stronger frame with integrated scope bases. The Super Redhawk received positive reviews, edging out similar offerings from Smith & Wesson in accuracy and price.

The Super Redhawk was only available in stainless steel with a number of finishes. The standard finish is brushed steel, with a semi-gloss look. Polished, high-gloss versions have also been offered, though this option is not currently available. Stainless steel one-inch scope rings are included, using the standard Ruger lockup common to all Ruger integral bases. These rings easily allow removing the scope from the handgun, without significantly altering zero, or eye-relief, once the scope is re-installed. The Super Redhawk uses different front and rear rings, with the rear ring being shorter than the front ring due to differences in frame height. Ruger Model 77 bolt-action rifles also use a higher ring in the rear than in the front.

Introduced in 1997, the Super Redhawk chambered in .454 Casull was the first six-shot revolver in that caliber. The Freedom Arms cylinder and numerous conversions only hold 5 rounds. To handle the extreme pressures of the .454 Casull without changing the design of the cylinder, Ruger used a different alloy and heat treatment process to increase its strength. The frame material is the same as standard Super Redhawks, but frame and cylinder are colored differently by use of a target grey finish produced by tumbling the parts in special polishing media.

General information on the Super Redhawk Alaskan follows. Introduced in 2005, the Ruger Alaskan is Ruger's first short-barreled, big-bore revolver, conceived by Ruger president Steve Sanetti and intended for defense against large, dangerous animals. The ?2 1/2-inch barrel on the Alaskan ends at the end of the frame, and the scope bases are omitted. The interchangeable front sight is replaced with a pinned-in ramp sight, but the adjustable rear sight is retained. The Alaskan is available in .44 Magnum, .454 Casull/.45 Colt, and .480 Ruger, with the .480 model originally a 6-shot, replaced in 2008 with a 5-shot model to aid in spent cartridge extraction. All Alaskans feature a brushed stainless finish and a Hogue Tamer rubber finger groove grip, rather than the standard GP100 style. The .454 and .480 versions have an unfluted cylinder while the .44 Magnum features a fluted cylinder.

The advantage of such a short barrel is that it can be quickly drawn from a chest holster which is typically out of the way while performing outdoor activities such as fly fishing, hiking, etc. However, the primary tradeoff for using such a short barrel with a high-power cartridge is the loss of projectile kinetic energy out of the muzzle. The factory loaded .454 Casull Hornady XTP is rated by the manufacturer at 1650 feet per second out of a 7-1/2 inch barrel. The Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan sacrifices 300 feet per second with its 2-1/2 inch barrel. The trade-off is that the close target proximity for which this revolver is designed alleviates the need for high bullet velocity.

The .454 Casull model is actually marked as ".454 Casull /.45 Colt", and is capable of shooting the slightly shorter .45 Colt rounds. The .45 Colt is a less powerful round to shoot, lacking the severe muzzle blast and recoil of the .454 Casull. The option of using .45 Colt expands versatility, reduces the cost of shooting, and reduces wear.[3]

The .454 Casull is a firearm cartridge, developed as a wildcat cartridge in 1957 by Dick Casull and Jack Fullmer. It was first announced in November 1959 by Guns & Ammo magazine. The basic design was a lengthened and structurally improved .45 Colt case. The wildcat cartridge finally went mainstream in 1997, when Ruger began chambering its Super Redhawk in this caliber. Taurus followed with the Raging Bull model in 1998 and the Taurus Raging Judge Magnum in 2010. The .45 Schofield and .45 Colt cartridges can fit into the .454's chambers, but not the other way around because of the lengthened case (very similar to the relationship between .38 Special and .357 Magnum cartridges as well as the .44 Special and .44 Magnum cartridges).

The .454 Casull was finally commercialized in 1998, when SAAMI published its first standards for the cartridge. The new Casull round uses a small rifle primer rather than a pistol primer, because it develops extremely high chamber pressures of over 60,000 CUP (copper units of pressure) (410 MPa), and the rifle primer has a significantly stronger cup than a pistol primer.

The round is one of the most powerful handgun cartridges in production. The .454 Casull generates almost 5 times the recoil of the .45 Long Colt, and about 75% more recoil energy than the .44 Magnum. It can deliver a 250 grain (16 g) bullet with a muzzle velocity of over 1,900 feet per second (580 m/s), developing up to 2,000 ft-lb (2.7 kJ) of energy from a handgun. One Buffalo Bore loading drives a heavier 300 grain JFN bullet at 1,650 ft/s for 1,813 ft-lb of muzzle energy. The .454 Casull round is primarily intended for hunting medium or large game, metallic silhouette shooting, and bear protection.

The Casull cartridges were originally loaded with a triplex load of propellants, which gave progressive burning, aided by the rifle primer ignition, resulting in a progressive acceleration of the bullet as it passed through the barrel.

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Additional $40.00 Shipping is to pay for fully insured (insurance is a big part of the cost) FedEx Ground shipping to all states except California, Alaska, Maryland, New Jersey, and Hawaii. In Alaska and Hawaii add $20. In the other states add $15. Shipping will be fully insured, and packaged securely to protect your investment. Please call me, Mike Jackson, phone 346-666-4372 cell if you have any questions.

This is a truly awesome revolver with an awesome caliber that is also very attractive looking! The stainless-steel finish is simply gorgeous!! The gun is new in hard plastic case, and has never been fired outside of the factory test. The .454 Casull is state of the art in power handgun cartridges. And don’t forget, it shoots the Classic .45 Long Colt and the .45 Schofield rounds too (since both are shorter than the .454 Casull round)!! All three rounds are available and affordable today. This handgun will catch a lot of attention at the range or in the field!! With its short length, it is also a nice home defense firearm. You can use the Layaway Option and pay for this beautiful revolver as your monthly budget allows. Good luck bidding!!

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Super Redhawk
Barrel Length
2 inch
.454 Casull
Frame Finish
Mfg Part Number
6.00 Pounds