You are correct in your opinion. The Anaconda is stronger than the Smith but not as strong as the Ruger. It is close to the Redhawk but not all the way. It has the long cylinder like the Redhawk which makes it very useful over the Smith but the overall strength is not quite up to the Ruger.
Thank you both for the info.
What I'm doing is working up some loads that are mid range for a 454. My buddy has the big .454 that just beats the fire out of him. I put six rounds through it and decided that was all of that sort of fun I needed.
I think the Anaconda will deliver all the fire and thunder that I want and give him a starting place for target shooting with his cannon.
That darned pistol, the .454, should have wheels and a crew to feed it.
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