My dad bought a 454 Raging Bull 2 years ago. Just tried it out yesterday for the first time. He's got it topped with a Tasco PDP3 scope. Thing weighs a ton!!! Anyway, he's 59, and bought this "for home defense". I told him that it should be used for missle defense, but he didn't listen. Loaded it with the Hornady 325 grain XTP bullets. Rested it in the hood of my truck. He squeezed the trigger, and BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!! It BLEW UP the frozen 2-liter bottle we were using with one shot!! He looked at me with a huge smile, then said "Whadda you think about that?". I looked at my hood. Part of the paint was/is still gone, replaced by a big black spot on my red hood. I looked at him, then said "What about the paint, Dad? How am I going to fix it?". He looked at the hood for a second, then looked at me and shrugged. I just looked at him, then said "You know, if this was your truck, and that was my gun, I'd be in deep s**t right now.". His response? "That's right. Now, what do you think of my toy?". I love my Dad dearly, so I said, "Well, you sure did look cool shooting it." To which, he said, "Son, the sun never sets on cool!". We looked at each other for a second, and both started rolling. After we stopped laughing, I asked him if he was going to shoot it again. He said, "Nah, that's okay. If anyone breaks in, and starts up the stairs, it won't be much of a fight.". After seeing that monolith in action, I imagine that the muzzle blast alone would kill a bull moose.