460s&w


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X-Rap
October 14, 2007, 02:40 AM
Saw one the other day with a 3" barrel and landyard base on grip for around $650.00 nib. Dealer said they were seperated from the survival kits that are packaged by Smith in their catalogs. Is this a decent deal for such a big gun and how good do the short barreled models shoot? I would envision it hanging around my neck and stuck in my waders in alaska fishing or around my neck and stuck in my jacket when packing quarters in bear country not making 100yd. shots.

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EddieCoyle
October 14, 2007, 10:11 AM
If you can deal with the weight, it's a pretty versatile gun because it can shoot four calibers.

I have the 8-3/8" model and I've shot the one you're looking at. Believe it or not, the recoil is relatively tame (the fireball isn't). I think the short one kicks less than mine. It's surprisingly accurate too.

That is a good price - the ones I've seen go for $100 more. I'd say it's a great revolver for your stated purpose. Be prepared to learn sign language if you ever have to shoot the thing without hearing protection though.

If you don't already, you might want to think about handloading.

Big Boomer
October 14, 2007, 01:07 PM
it can shoot four calibers.


45 colt
454 casull
460 S&W

so what's the 4th?

Seancass
October 14, 2007, 01:30 PM
45 S&W?

and 650 seems like and awsome price for any 460.

EddieCoyle
October 15, 2007, 07:43 AM
so what's the 4th?

.45 Schofield (a.k.a. .45 S&W)

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