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DANGEROUS GAME HEAVY 480 RUGER - Mono-Metal

SKU: 13DG 330/20
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BUFFALO BORE’S “DANGEROUS GAME” 480 RUGER
330 gr. Mono-Metal WFN @ 1,400 fps / ME 1,436 ft lbs
20 Round Box

ITEM 13DG 330

At the time of this writing (02-19) I’ve long wanted to introduce a line of mono-metal,  non-expanding, dangerous game loads for our large handgun and 45-70 offerings. These new “Dangerous Game” (DG) loads are super high quality, very powerful, and will live up to their namesake.

“MONO-METAL” BULLETS

Mono-metal bullets have a few advantages (a couple of disadvantages too) over typical non-expanding hard cast bullets. These advantages may or may not be meaningful to each individual, depending on your usage. The advantages are that they are cleaner burning/firing than hard cast bullets. Also, hard cast bullets can smear their nose profile when they hit large bones at close range/high velocity. When the flat nose smears and changes shape, it can impact straight line penetration. The disadvantages are cost and case capacity issues……..mono-metal bullets made of copper or brass alloys are lightweight for their length. As an example, the 380 gr. bullet used in our DG 45-70 load is as long as a 500+ gr. hard cast bullet, depending on its alloy. This means that (for example) the 45-70 casing, with its limited capacity, will have much less propellant capacity when this long bullet is seated into it, so with this limited powder/case capacity, we have to get creative in choosing a propellant that will give us the velocity we need, but not burn so fast as to raise pressures beyond 43,000 PSI. The case capacity issues become more complex with casings that are much smaller than 45-70, like say a 44 mag. casing. Lead-based bullets are heavy for their length and generally allow for much more case/propellant capacity. By choosing correct propellants, we can generally get great velocity from the long-for-weight mono-metal bullets. We’ve long ago learned that flat nosed, light-weight, mono-metal bullets penetrate far deeper (in a straight line too) than the typical lead-based bullet of similar weight—FAR DEEPER!

This 480 Ruger DG load has already been tested on BIG (2,600 lbs.) bovine. The bull was shot from behind, quartering away, just behind the rib cage. The bullet passed through the bull’s guts, one lung and then lodged under the hide just in front of the off shoulder. This is about five feet of terminal penetration and if you’ve shot many large mammals through the rumen, you understand how all that gut material stops bullets. Based on the distance this bull was from the muzzle, he was impacted at around 1,200 fps.

Below you can see the revolvers I used to obtain velocities. You’ll note that the two shorter barrels gave more velocity than the longest barrel and this is because there are many more factors that determine velocity than barrel length. Please read this article for more information on this subject.  VELOCITY VERSUS BARREL LENGTH

Pistols

➤  1,361 fps - Ruger Super Blackhawk, 480 Ruger - 6.5-inch bbl.
➤  1,424 fps - Freedom Arms model 83, 475 Linebaugh - 6.0-inch bbl.
➤  1,403 fps - Bowen Nimrod, 475 Linebaugh - 5.5-inch bbl.

.475 diameter bullets make a big enough hole to put some serious hurt on very large animals if the bullet can penetrate deeply enough and these bullets, launched at these velocities, are adequate for critters from large bruin to, AK Moose to big buffalo and beyond.

Item 13DG 330 - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities

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Muzzle Velocity @ 1800 fps for Item 13DG 330

 1800

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1700 fps for Item 13DG 330

1700

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1600 fps for Item 13DG 330

1600

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1500 fps for Item 13DG 330

1500

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 13DG 330

1400

Muzzle Velocity @ 1300 fps for Item 13DG 330

1400

Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for Item 13DG 330

1200

Muzzle Velocity @ 1100 fps for Item 13DG 330

1100

Muzzle Velocity @ 1000 fps for Item 13DG 330

1000

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