The .475 Punisher

Actually, its called the .475 Lehigh for now but until they come up with a catchier name, I’m calling it the .475 Punisher! It will push a 200 grain bullet to 1250 fps. Check out the video and if you are at SHOT show in 2 weeks, stop by booth number 2057 to learn more.


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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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4 Responses to The .475 Punisher

  1. Let me guess: it is based on one of the .284 Winchester case derivatives (including the .475 Wildey and .450 Bushmaster), chopped back to around 0.9″. This provides a case diameter of 0.5″ with a rebated rim of around 0.47″.

    • gunwriter says:

      Actually a 480 Ruger with a turned rim and extractor groove.

      • They could not have taken a more labor intensive method, short of starting with .45-70 brass. That said, Starline has been on backorder for .475 Wildey brass.

        However, their use of .480 Ruger brass does bring up an interesting conversion idea. Take one of the six-shot Ruger Super Redhawks in .480 Ruger, and cut it for moon-clips. Moon-clips for the .45 ACP should be the correct spacing.

      • gunwriter says:

        True, but that’s not how they are making brass for the cartridge. They are having it made from scratch with the proper head stamp. The .480 brass was just how they got where they are now.

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