Developed by Dick Casull, Duane Marsh, and Jack Fullmer in 1958, 454 Casull Ammo is a powerful wildcat firearm cartridge. The design of this ammo is based on the .45 Colt case, so both .45 Schofield and .45 Colt cartridges can fit well in 454 Casull’s chamber. Because of the high chamber pressure of over 60,000 CUP, this cartridge uses a small rifle primer instead of pistol primer. 454 Casull Ammo comes in a .45 colt case that is about 0.10 inches in length. Bullet weight is around 240 to 300 grains and delivers a muzzle velocity of 1900 feet per second. These rounds can be loaded to a maximum of 65,000 psi pressure and the pressure when fired will be over 60,000 CUP.
454 Casull Specification:
Cartridge case: .45 Colt
Case type: Rimmed straight
Bullet diameter: 11.5 mm (.452 in)
Neck diameter: 12.2 mm (480 in)
Base diameter: 12.2 mm (.480 in)
Rim diameter: 13.0 mm (.512 in)
Rim thickness: 1.4 mm (.057 in)
Case length: 35.1 mm (1.383 in)
Overall length: 45 mm (1.77 in)
Case capacity: 2.95 cm3
Primer type: Boxer Small rifle
Maximum pressure (SAAMI): 65,000 psi (450 MPa)
The 454 Casull is a hard-hitting handgun cartridge perfect for hunting dangerous animals. It is produced by several manufacturers and is available in different types including full metal jacket (FMJ), hollow point, jacketed hollow point (JHP), soft point, and semi-jacketed hollow point (SJSP). The 454 Casull is powerful and is loaded with a lot of powder to make the bullet travel at a supersonic speed. Recoil is stronger than similar ammos.