.454 Casull (no ontology)

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.454 Casull (Also known informally as .454 Cas) is a pistol cartridge developed in 1957 by gunsmiths Dick Casull and Jack Fullmer. Originally a wildcat cartridge, the purpose of .454 Casull is to be a longer and stronger version of .45 Colt, being effectively a sort of ".45 Colt Magnum". The cartridge is unique in many ways - it develops an extremely high amount of pressure (60000 psi, similar to that of a rifle), requires the use of a small rifle primer rather than pistol primers, and has very much rifle-like performance out of a handgun ; capable of delivering a 250 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of well over over 1600 ft/s (~488m/s) out of a long revolver barrel. It was and still is considered one of the most powerful pistol cartridges in the world, being suitable for big game hunting and personal defense against dangerous animals, such as bears.

Though Freedom Arms was the first to offer a firearm that would accept .454 Casull - the Model 83 revolver, they were largely custom-made. In 1997, forty years after the cartridge was initially designed, Ruger was the first major manufacturer to offer a production firearm chambered in .454 Casull, the Ruger Super Redhawk. Other manufacturers, such as Taurus, soon followed. It was then standardized by the SAAMI in 1998, and popularity ever increased since.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +4 121% 115% 109% 97% 79% 61% 30% 9%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 20 or bulk cans of 500.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, Lead, JHP, JSP
    • Personal Defense (Regular, +P): FMJ, Lead, JHP, JSP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 4.5 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 5 - Punishing

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Small rifle
  • Powder type: Pistol
  • Projectile type: .454, 250 grain
  • Standard load: 234 pwdr
    • -P load: 211 pwdr
    • +P load: 257 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 281 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 39 P$ (0.78 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 2.465 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 6

Class 1 weapons:

  • Taurus Rossi M92, conventional rifle

Class 3 weapons:

  • Freedom Arms Model 83, SA revolver
  • Ruger Super Redhawk, DA/SA revolver
  • Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan, DA/SA revolver
  • Taurus Raging Bull M454, DA/SA revolver
  • Taurus Raging Judge Magnum M513, DA/SA revolver (3" chamber)

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Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Short handgun Up to 5.9" 0.6x
Medium handgun 6" to 8" 1x
Long handgun 8.1" to 12" 1.1x
Rifle 12.1" and beyond 1.3x


.454 Casull FMJ

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