Gentlemen, I'm new to all this so please bear with me. I'm new to the shooting sport and find I enjoy it very much. I was turned onto this site by a friend who is a life long shooter. I have been reading all the posts about the Puma Model 92 in 454. Well I own one and fired it for the first time this afternoon. It was a great experience. I was used to shooting the model 92 in 45 LC. A bit more kick in the 454 version. I know why they added the shoulder pad to the stock! We used 2 types of loads in it. The first was the Winchester 250Gr HP. They fired well, but had a serious problem feeding. About a third of them jammed and it took a little bit of work to get them into the chamber properly. The next load we used was the Magtech 260Gr Jacketed flatpoint. No problems loading them at all. Both types were very accurate, but the Magtech had consierably more recoil. We were concerned about the hotter loads after we read some of the posts here, but after carefully inspecting the brass after we shot, there were no damaged casings, and the gun seemed to handle those rounds easily. Still, we are interested in loading it down, since we shoot indoors, and only kill paper. Does anyone have any info on loading the 454 down? Also I paid $379 for it here in OKC. That was the best price I could find.