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460 mag shell holder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by lilguy, Jul 6, 2014.

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  1. lilguy

    lilguy Member

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    I can shoot 45lc and 454 cas in it but I hear the corresponding RCBS shell holder
    Is incorrect for the 460 mag. What's the correct holder to use in my old turret press?
     
  2. CaptHank

    CaptHank Member

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    RCBS #4 for the S&W 460 Mag.
     
  3. JohnM

    JohnM Member

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    Yup, 460 has a thicker rim, needs the #4.
     
  4. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Member

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    I was under the impression it was the larger rim diameter that made for the different shell holder as SAAMI specs for rim thickness for both the .460 and .45 Colt are the same.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yep!
    You win the cigar!

    .45 Colt rim thickness is .060"
    .460 is .059"
    Manufacturing tolerances are more then that.

    However rim diameter is:
    .45 Colt - .512".
    .460 S&W - .520".

    rc
     
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