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460 S&W #18233 01/12/2007 2:32 AM
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I got a chance from work to take the 460 to the range that I got from TChunter yesterday. I mounted a 2-7 TC LR scope using warnes base and rings. I have never fired any handgun that had this kind of recoil....all I can say is@#$%^&*&* it needs a muzzle brake. I did get it in paper at 100yds. But I gave up after 12 shots. Only needed one band aid! The trigger? gaurd? kept pinching my finger. I plan to take it out Sunday for some more pain and I will be using some shooting gloves. I was using 200sst horandy bullets.

If I get the time I want to load something different. I got some barnes xpb, 300 grain hornady's and I think i have some 250 grain hornady's? Anyone loading a 460 and have a good load let me know. The only powder I got that is listed for the 460 is H110.

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Re: 460 S&W [Re: jhunter] #18234 01/12/2007 1:48 PM
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LOL Sounds like my experience except I was hard headed (more like stupid) and kept shootng.

I am impressed you got it on paper @ 100...good job.

good luck with it, I think it could definitely use a brake!

Re: 460 S&W [Re: jhunter] #18235 01/17/2007 1:10 AM
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I have the 7 1/2" pc that lew horton sells, it is my favorite gun to shoot. My collection ranges from .38s to my 475JDJ, and I have a couple 44's that have worse recoil than the 460. I started shooting the Hornady 200gr then bought some corbon 390gr. The change wasn't much, the 390's had a bit more of a "push" but not what I thought it'd be. A good solid gun!

Re: 460 S&W [Re: Pottsy] #18236 01/17/2007 3:27 AM
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I'm happy to hear your comments on the 460. I bought a 460 pc over the holidays but have been afraid to shoot it because it is on the dreaded recall list. I'm still waiting for S&W to send me the recall packet (I requested one last week). I'm dieing (? spelling) to take it to the range. Should I be worried or go ahead and fire away? Why did you switch to the 390 gr Corbons? What are you trying to hunt that the 200 gr. bullets won't cover? I told my hunting buddy that I wanted to take an elk this year with the 460 and he just looked at me. I can't wait to show him what a handgun can do!! Good Hunting!


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Re: 460 S&W [Re: Carolina Mtn Man] #18237 01/17/2007 11:58 AM
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Should I be worried or go ahead and fire away?




I would wait. Its not worth taking a chance on getting yourself hurt. When I sent mine back S&W was very fast on getting it back to me.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: Carolina Mtn Man] #18238 01/17/2007 4:11 PM
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I had mine for a year before the recall was even announced and never had an issue, probably shot somewhere around 300 rounds through it. I sent it in, they checked something and sent it back, I didn't get a new barrel. I took it boar hunting so I bought a box of 390's - they are double the price of the hornady rounds for some reason. I'd like to take it bear hunting, I wouldn't take the 200gr rounds for that, I'd rather have the 390gr hard cast. I have hunted deer with it with the 200's, they work fine for that, and they vaporize a cantelope like nothing i've ever seen before. It's a great gun - the muzzleblast is the worst part, the recoil isn't bad at all. That being said, my friends and I might be considered a little crazy, an average day at the range (my buddies house) is us shooting 200 rounds of .44mag through our smiths then moving up.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: Carolina Mtn Man] #18239 01/17/2007 4:43 PM
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Hello,
The recoil from the 460 is very mild what you need to worry abut is the noise and blow back. After you get that under control it is a cream puff. The 200gr. horn. is a little light on big game such as elk.We shot two whitetails this year with the 200gr horn and when we skined them out the bullet did its job but there was frags of the bullet everywhere. They are a very explosive bullet and do what they are designed to do but a bad hit on even whitetail sized game could end up in a long day of traking.The new barns copper is a good choice as well for larger game. The corbon 395 is a hard cast bullet with a flat nose witch means full penetration and a clean hole and the recoil is not a big diff from the smaller 200. But this is only from what I have seen from this round we have taken a 350lb wild boar with the 395s and a complete pass thew and it hits like a hammer.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: Pottsy] #18240 01/17/2007 8:20 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'll probably put a few rounds through it this weekend then send it off on Monday. Are the 390's factory loads or hand loaded. I think I may have to invest in a hand-loading setup soon. It really increases your options with cartridges and may be more economical (I'm not sure if I'll be able to "plink" with the 460 very often )


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Re: 460 S&W [Re: Carolina Mtn Man] #18241 01/17/2007 9:41 PM
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CORBONS ARE FACTORY LOADS AND ARE PRICEY BUT SO ARE THE HORNS.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: PCMAN] #18242 01/19/2007 12:54 PM
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Quote:

CORBONS ARE FACTORY LOADS AND ARE PRICEY BUT SO ARE THE HORNS.



The 200 gr Hornady ammo I purchase for my .460 are half the price of Corbon 275/325/390 grains and always readily available as compared to the Corbons.
As for recoil, I see major differences in the 200 vs. the 390. When I fire multiple rounds of 390s I can definitely tell a difference in my wrists. The blow-back is much more noticeable,too.
Just my opinions on my much-loved handgun...

Re: 460 S&W [Re: kingfisher] #18243 01/19/2007 11:23 PM
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Interesting, I didn't really notice a difference. I'm not sure what the actual term for it is, but the 390 "pushed" back a bit more, but not much. Those Corbons sure are pricey though, double the price plus some! I love the gun, it is my favorite to shoot.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: Pottsy] #18244 01/20/2007 12:22 PM
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I really like the Corbon 275 gr. and 325 gr. but, besides price, availability here in the south is terrible.
I started plinking with the Hornady 200s because of price and availability and, lo and behold, my groups tightened. So I decided to field test the 200 gr. on an Illinois nanny and, lo and behold (again), drop city!
I'm sticking with the Hornady 200, even for Wyoming mulies this fall, until something better (than Hornady)--and more economical (than Corbon)--comes along.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: jhunter] #211750 09/02/2022 8:44 AM
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The span of bullet weight from 200 grains to 400 grains makes the gain twist rifling of S&W 460 revolvers make accuracy possible. No such gain twist rifling on any 460 S&W magnum on anything but with normal rifling no dice.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: jhunter] #211761 09/10/2022 1:26 PM
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I had a 15" MGM Encore barrel with Vias type break. It was full bull and I loved to shoot it. The only round I ever loaded was the Barnes XPB 200 grn HP all copper and used H110. It has a nice push on the recoil and was very accurate.
The 200 grain XPB will kill anything in the lower 48 with out a problem. I took a cow Elk with it, several whitetail and a couple of 150+ lb hogs. I started with a Bushnell 2x6 and it went south on my after about 100 rounds. I put a UltraDot
Match Dot with multiple dot size option. I shot mostly on 2 MOA dot in the woods here in OK but on anything over 50 yards I would change to 4 MOA dot. It has never had a hiccup since installing it.
Good luck with your revolver. I sold the 460 Encore barrel to get a revolver to see if I would like it.
Mike


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Re: 460 S&W [Re: jhunter] #211765 09/12/2022 6:46 AM
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Well Mike what brand of revolver in 460 S&W magnum did you get? Mine is a 460V and using the muzzle brake made for cast bullets seals the top of the barrel and extends the brake out in front of the muzzle. This effectively makes it a five inch revolver and since it shoots jacketed bullets just fine I just use the cast bullet only muzzle brake exclusively.

Re: 460 S&W [Re: jhunter] #211795 09/17/2022 9:20 PM
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This is Jeff460 and I own a much customized 460V S&W X-frame magnum. With a five inch muzzle brake equipped barrel and full lug barrel profile it weighs just a pinch over 60 ounces unloaded. I sent my cylinder to TK Custom for alteration to use their stainless steel moon clips. The 45 ACP moon clip also holds the 460 Rowland, 45 Super and the 45 Winchester magnum using Starline brass reloads. A Cylinder and Slide extra long firing pin was installed and that made shooting rimmed cartridges without a moon clip fire just fine. So 460 S&W magnum, 454 Casull, 45 Colt, 45 Schofield and 45 Autorim all work without having to use a moon clip spacer. I highly recommend TK Custom for their work and service in this project. They make tough stainless steel moon clips. I use their loading tool and unloading tool though to save my fingers.


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