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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JohnM, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. JohnM

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    Dealer not far from me got a few in so I'm going to get one.
    Big chunk of change on my pension, but I'd been thinking about one for quite a while.
    Hmm, now gotta get a set of dies, and start looking for a supply of brass :D
     
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    You will enjoy it and get the attention of anyone shooting at your range. It will shake the ground. The recoil isn't really that bad. Now is the time to load up on reloading supplies. I also have the 500 mag, with 350 GR loads, they will get your attention and linger for a few days in your wrists.
     
  3. JohnM

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    The range is basically my "yard", so no problem there.
    I know a bunch of friends will want to shoot it as soon as they find out I finally decided to get one.
    I thought about the 500, but I really like the versatility of that 460 chambering.
    I'm getting the plain 8 3/8" model. The one without the sling swivels, bipod studs, etc. I always liked the long sight radius a longer handgun allows.
    I'll scope it after my checkbook heals up a little.
     
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    I have the same, but I did have a scope installed. That didn't last long. I went back to the open sights. I've only shot the 460 rds thru mine. I will tell you, it's a very accurate revolver. If you do your part, it will do its.
     
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    You didn't like it scoped or the scope you got didn't hold up?
    My 70 year old eyes enjoy scoped hand guns. :)
     
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    Enjoy. The 460 is a great round, and a lot of fun to shoot.
     
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    Heh heh, yeah, can't wait.
    Did I say I like those big old hand cannons? :D
     
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    JohnM.... The scope was awesome, but caught hell trying to find a holster for the rig.

    The scope is a Burris 2x-7x-32mm. I have the base and rings (still mounted) if you are interested.

    Capt. Hank
     
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    Highly recommended, it's a sweet gun. Plus the look you get handing it to anyone is pretty cool. It's simply enormous.

    Wear good ear protection, it's the loudest thing EVER. Really. And you should apologize to anyone next to you on the range before you shoot. That big compensator will blow loose targets and stuff right off their bench.

    I have had good luck with the Weaver 2x scope on mine. For the price it's excellent and has been very durable. Recommend a steel mount and rings rather than aluminum.

    It's super accurate. With a good rest I can get 3-4" groups at 100 yards and I'm not the greatest pistolero out there.
     
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    I love my 460 XVR.! Great gun that is very versatile. I only shoot 460 cases in it though. I have never bought a factory round for it.

    It is a very versatile gun to hand load for. I load a 300 grain MBC over 20.0 grains of Power Pistol ignited with a standard large rifle primer. Good for 1400 fps. For full magnum, I load a 300 grain XTP Mag over 40.0 grains of H110 ignited by a large rifle magnum primer.

    The 460 likes a very strong crimp. I seat and crimp in separate steps.
     
  11. JohnM

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    Capt. Hank
    PM me if you will about that scope.
    Might have to let my check book quit panting a bit though.
     
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    pm sent.....
     
  13. JohnM

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    Got an email off to you.
     
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    YOU will fall in LOVE with it.......:)
     
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    I just picked up my second one of these last week.

    The first one is a whitetails unlimited 8 3/8" and it's taken a dozen deer to the freezer.

    Last weeks purchase is the 14" PC model. It came with a VX3 handgun scope on it, same as what I mounted on my first one. I'm expecting the recoil to be a little easier with the large comp on the barrel. Maybe even take deer a little further out.

    So far 90 yards is my longest shot that harvested a deer.
     
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    I've been thinking about one of those as well, just for the heck of it....In fact, I think I'll start a thread on the subject.

    But does it come with its own wheel barrow?
     
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    After a while, the 460 feels normal and all other revolvers just seem tiny and underpowered. OK, you might need a wheel barrow to hold up the barrel if you shoot single hand. I am still working on single hand shooting with it. Weak hand is no go. I just don't have the strength. Single action is very impressive. Most people think I have had a trigger job done, but the shot pretty much breaks without me even feeling the trigger move, and it takes very little force (single action). The double action pull is long, and takes a lot of force. Last time out, I was hitting a 5" steel plate at 20 yards with 45 colt ammo, 4 shots out of 5. I have far more experience with semi autos than revolvers, so I am still learning.

    460270SAA.jpg
     
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    The 5 inch bbl version is pretty nice too, and balances really well in the hand. The longer bbl version is obviously better for hunting though.

    None the less, 5 inches is still real accurate. I would not hesitate to shoot at a deer with the iron sights at 50 yards or less, and an elk at 100 yards or less. I would say farther, but my eyes aren't good enough.

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    If my pockets were deeper, I'd have both the 5 inch and 8 inch models.
    I played with the 5" for a while, very nice piece.
     
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    JohnM, I'm in the same boat. If I could afford a five inch version right now I would get one as well.
     
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    A buddy of mine has one (w/5" barrel) and he usually shoots more 454 Casull rounds from it than anything else. It's a combination of cost and a tired old wrist...
     
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    Midway USA has quite a few 460 Magnum dies in stock as does Midsouth Shooters and probably most others too since the 460 Magnum really isn't part of the current rush on reloading components.

    As for brass Midway USA has that too.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/941112561/starline-reloading-brass-460-s-and-w-magnum
    You can also get them directly from Starline in 250, 500 and 1000 piece lots which are in stock.
    https://www.starlinebrass.com/brass-cases/460-SandW-Mag-Brass/
     
  24. JohnM

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    After 60 years of shooting I got a lemon.
    Return paper work ya da ya da is on the way.
    To say I ain't too cheerful would be a big time understatement!

    Top of the hand snapped right off, can you believe such a friggen thing!
    Oh welllll, nothing I can do but grit my teeth and hope S&W does a quick turnaround.
     
  25. 460Shooter

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    Eh........ That sucks man. Sorry for your troubles.
     
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