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S&W 460V, A near religious experience

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by pageophile, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. pageophile

    pageophile New Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    Hello Gents,

    Yesterday I celebrated a birthday and my "gift" showed up that morning, a S&W 460V. So I quickly hit the local shop for some 454 Casull & 460 S&W Magnum ammo before heading to the range.

    Also brought along a selection of calibers in addition to the new one, a 22LR, a 45ACP, 10mm and a couple 44MAGs.

    I'm a big fan of 44MAG, the versatility of low power plinking loads for practice and big boomers for burning down the house ;)

    Well after working my way though the pistols, time came for the 460V. Since the indoor range's pistol side is only rated for 1600fps or less (and I like going there), we moved over into the rifle bay.

    The 454 rounds while stout, were more than manageable in the big X-Frame. In fact I'd venture the Remington 180gr 44MAGs in my M29 had way more "kick". Never thought I'd say that about the 454 Casull.

    Now for the fun part, loaded up some Hornady 200gr rounds for the 460V . . . DAMN ! ! ! Touching off the round was awesome and the aftereffects were just as good. If I had any hair left (shaved head), it would have been blown back from the aftershock and the heat wave was unreal. WOW, just WOW! The change from 454 to the 460 was way more than I was expecting or hoped for.

    Needless to say I'm pretty happy with my new big finish gun. Now I just need to start reloading because buying 460 S&W Magnum factory ammo will put me in the poor house.

    Thanks for reading,

  2. rha600

    rha600 New Member

    Jan 17, 2010

    I'd really like to buy a 460 one of these days.
  3. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Mentor

    Feb 6, 2007

    Same response I had, and everyone I've ever let shoot my .460. Awesome is an understatement.

    ............and the .460 is a handloaders handgun. Once you have the cases, reloading costs aren't much more than for .45 ACP.
  4. Scrapperz

    Scrapperz New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    I really like my 460XVR 8' a-lot. I'm glad I got one.:)
  5. Action_Can_Do

    Action_Can_Do Active Member

    May 28, 2005
    I just bought a new one 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I had it 2 days before it had to go back to Smith and Wesson:cuss:. The darn thing just kept light striking with about a 60% fail rate. I'm just waiting to get it back now.
  6. rha600

    rha600 New Member

    Jan 17, 2010

    I had to send my 500 back right after I bought it as well. Twice actually. mine was shaving the copper jacket off the bullets, which as you might suspect isn't quite a good thing on something in an X frame.

    they did get it corrected and ever since (about 3 or 4 years ago) it's shot great. better than I can shoot it, that's for sure.

    As for fun, the best part about shooting the 500 is watching the people come over after you've fired off a couple rounds and ask what the F@#$ is that? HAHA.

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