For all you Ruger .454 owners out there who find that your cases stick even with factory loads, the answer is in the October issue of "Handloader." In short, live with it. Too long to go into all the details, but the problem is while the steel is strong enough, the steel Ruger uses is elastic and stretches at the 60,000-65,000 PSI range the .454 operates. The brass case stretches with the steel, the steel snaps back and the brass is now tight. The solution? None really. They said return it to Ruger and they will polish the chambers, but it will likely make little difference. Other fix, use cast bullets, reduce loads, or in my opinion, sell it and get a FA. If you are going to have to download your Ruger, what's the point? You might want to invest in a copy of the magazine to read more about it. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.