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anybody heard about .460 Steyr ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by max popenker, Feb 19, 2004.

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  1. max popenker

    max popenker Member

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    hi all

    at the ShotShow i spotted the huge single-shot .50BMG rifle at the Steyr-Mannilcher stand, and grabbed the leaflet about this beast, but hadn't talked with the mand at the counter :(
    but the leaflet said that this rifle, Steyr .50 HS, is available in .50BMG and .460 steyr

    so, anyone else ever heard about this cartridge? the Steyr-Mannlicher website does not contain information about .460 ammmo, neither .50 HS rifle :banghead:
     
  2. Bergeron

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    A .376 Styer, necked up, perhaps?

    I have also heard no mention of this cartridge.
     
  3. rgvillarroel

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    Is a shortened and necked-down .50 BMG, with a very slender spire pointed bullet in the style of the old CETME cartridges, and in its external appearence is not unkind the .408 CheyTec...

    Well, I have had not heard the .460 (in the sense of not having shooting experience with the cartridge), but I have actually seen it in Nürnberg the last saturday. And it was in the hands of Phillip Festbaum, a kind youngman and competent technician who developed the .460 Cartridge --which was conceived, from the scratch, as a Long Range / Sporting cartridge, without paying attention to Armour Piercing, Tracer or other military oriented loads-- and showed it to me. The rifle was also present in the IWA, and accordingly you probably have now this data and photographs both of the gun and the cartridge, .

    But if it were otherwise, please let me know, Max, and I will send it to you.

    Un saludo.
    Rodolfo
     
  4. Tony Williams

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    According to Steyr, the .460 (aka 11.6 x 90) was developed by Horst Grillmayer. it fires a 39 g (600 grain) bullet at a muzzle velocity of 865 m/s (2,840 fps) from a 'carbine' 720 mm (28.3") barrel, or 910 m/s (2,985 fps) from a 900mm (35.4") barrel. In tests, up to 957 m/s (3,140 fps) has been achieved.

    I have a cartridge in my collection. Nice round :)

    Tony Williams: Military gun and ammunition website and discussion forum
     
  5. rgvillarroel

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    Good point and info. By the way: Herr Grillmayer (of 9x25 G note, by the way) was also in the Stand of Steyr, and I was introduced to him by Herr Festbaum, which told me that he had performed some computer simulations on ignition, so probably Festbaum is not the designer of the cartridge --i.e.: case profile, bullet, charge, etc-- but the (or at least, one of them) developer.

    Saludos.
     
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