I think the Alaskan is very interesting

by bj @, Wednesday, June 07, 2017, 20:19 (347 days ago) @ Big Six

I'm not sure what it would be like in .454, probably a lot of blast. The best thing is that the chambering is very versatile. If you really needed it for large critter protection you could load 340 grains at 1000 fps and that might be more manageable. .480 would be even better for serious use but not for fun shooting. I think the 4" RH in .45 Colt could fill the same duty pretty easily but you couldn't use .454 if you wanted to use common ammo with a larger hunting arm.

I've got no serious use for a heavy .45 Colt defense machine like that but I still think it is interesting and I might buy one just because if I found a good deal.

On the subject of .480, I've been a bit interested in the short barrel .480 Bisley version that I've read about but haven't seen one yet.

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