With a desire for bigger, better, and more powerful, Dick
Casull and jack Fulmer introduced the .454 Casull in 1957. This wildcat caliber
was essentially an elongated .45 Colt cartridge with some little structural
improvements thrown in. Its purpose? To give yet another option to North
American hunters looking for more power in a handgun.
It is nearly a tenth of an inch longer than the .45 Colt, as
well as reinforced in the case head and walls. This was needed to give the
cartridge a higher shooting pressure, seeing as it was intended to bring down
some of the biggest animals in North America at upwards of 100 yards.
The .454 Casull was first introduced to the public by Guns and Ammo Magazine in 1959. However,
it wasn’t widely popular until Ruger began chambering the Super Redhawk in .454
Casull in 1997. This started a whirlwind of popularity, especially seeing as
though Taurus followed suit with the Raging Bull in 1998 and the raging Judge
Magnum in 2010. Interesting to note is that, because the .454 Casul is just a
longer, more high-powered, version of the .45 Colt, guns chambered in the .454
Casull can fire the .45 Colt, but not vice versa. The downside of the .454
Casull? With such great power comes a tremendous amount of force in the recoil.
Each box contains 50 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.