The .480 Ruger Ammo is a high-power, large cartridge for revolvers that was introduced into the markets in 2003. At the time of its introduction, the .480 Ruger Ammo was the largest-diameter revolver cartridge produced. The parent case used to design the .480 Ruger Ammo was the .475 Linebaugh Ammo. Instead of using the Blackhawk, the double-action Super Redhawk was chosen to chamber the new cartridge. The .480 Ruger Ammo was lighter and shorter than its parent case. The lower velocities and pressures produced by the .480 Ruger Ammo mean this cartridge delivers a less felt recoil and muzzle blast than the super magnum Ammo. Overall, the .480 Ruger Ammo is a well-balanced cartridge that provides a lot of energy without strong recoil. The overall length of the .480 Ruger Ammo is 41.9mm, and the bullet diameter measures 12.1mm. The 325-grain bullet variant of the .480 Ruger Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,350 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,315 ft.lbf.
The .480 Ruger Ammo was designed by Hornady / Sturm, Ruger in the year 2003 in the United States.
The people who have used the .480 Ruger Ammo have claimed that this cartridge rivals the performance of the .475 Linebaugh while delivering less recoil, noise, and muzzle blast. This cartridge has been used for hunting deer families, but it can potentially take down any medium to large-sized game.