Range question about 460 SW Magnum


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smithnwesson13
February 5, 2011, 12:59 PM
I just purchased a 460 Smith and I love it. I am a memeber of a small local club that is handgun only and is only a 50 ft range.

I have inquired about shooting this down there and need to prove that the backstop can stop this powerful round.

The club said that I am allowed to shoot the 45 and 454 out of it but hold off on the 460 until I can prove it can handle it.

The 454 is ok and I was thinking lower end 460 loads and high end 454 loads are roughly the same in energy. The walls are constructed with 3/8 plate which supposedly the 454 can be stopped by. Can this also stop the 460?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I live in Canada and the next closest range is outdoors and an hour away plus none memebers it is at least 20 if not 25 for a day pass whereas free at my local range.

Thanks for any help and advice. Also I am new to the forum so hello and I have been reading this forum for a while and think you guys are a great source for information.

A thread should at least have a pic with it so here is a pic of my 460 with my 38SW from my Grandfather with some Spalted maple grips my father and I made for it. Thanks guys much appreciated. Take Care.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6863/img0155ms.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/img0155ms.jpg/)

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