Loaded by Hornady, the .480 launches a 325-grain, 4.75-inch-diameter bullet at 1,350 fps for a muzzle energy of 1,515 ft.-lb. By comparison, that's not too far behind the .454 Casull (1,759 ft.-lb. with a 300-grain bullet), and it hits as hard at 100 yards (835 ft.-lb.) as the .44 Mag. does at the muzzle. One warning: This gun packs serious recoil.