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    Default S+W 460 anyone?

    I am thinking of purchasing one with a 5" barrel or the performance center version with the 6.5" barrel. Do any of you own one of these? Any comments on them?

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    I had the 5 inch model. It was a fun gun at the range.

    I shot it one time at a bear without hearing protection. Me and my buddy were about deaf for an hour. It was amazing!

    With the 5 inch barrel it would be neat to know how much velocity your losing cause all the specs on that bullet are based on an 8 inch barrel. I kind of suspect that the 460 is not more than a 454 casull out of the 5 inch barrel.

    Besides the deafness that comes from shooting the gun, I liked it!

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    I have a Performance Center 460 with a 7 1/2" bbl (w/brake), blackened stainless frame & barrel. I clocked the factory 200gr load at 2230 and my handloads of 47gr., H110 , 200 gr Barnes X at 2180 fps. Both loads were moa accurate, if not better. My gun has a 4x Leupy so really fine target work beyond 50 yards becomes iffy for me and my old eyes. Hope this helps.
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    I own a couple of them. One the PC version which were a limited production run of 500 (I think) built for Lew Horton & Co. Barrel is either 6.5 or 7.5 not sure as its in the safe. But the production run made for Lew Horton was sold out a long time ago and they can only be found used or sitting in the back corner of some dealers shelf long forgotten.

    I also own a couple of the 500's and as much as I love them I think the 460 is the better caliber for overall hunting in Alaska unless you are only targeting the big bears.
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    thanks for the responses, I bought the regular 5" today and all three calibres of ammo. Can't wait to shoot it!! I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Default So, what happened to the bear?

    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I had the 5 inch model. It was a fun gun at the range.

    I shot it one time at a bear without hearing protection. Me and my buddy were about deaf for an hour. It was amazing!

    With the 5 inch barrel it would be neat to know how much velocity your losing cause all the specs on that bullet are based on an 8 inch barrel. I kind of suspect that the 460 is not more than a 454 casull out of the 5 inch barrel.

    Besides the deafness that comes from shooting the gun, I liked it!
    So, what hapened to/with the bear?

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    IT ran off. I shot right over the top of it. I was trying to hit it. I just missed.
    Missing that bear made me practice my butt off with that handgun! I shot that gun so much after that I broke something and the cylinder fell out. S&W fixed it for free.

    I sold it or traded it off. I liked the gun, just got bored, and I really hated how loud it was. I knew that after firing that gun I would never want to shoot it without plugs in unless it was life or death.

    Anyway got a ruger SRH 454. I thought I was pretty good with that till I shot at a deer with it. Went over its back 3 times before I finally got it.

    Practice, practice!

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    I looked at the .500 and .460 and settled on the .500 as I wanted the 5" barrel to carry.

    My guess was the .500 would be more effective in the short barrel; it is also a bit lighter. It also helped that i found a used .500 on the forum here before I found a .460

    I'll pick up the longer barrel .460 next when I find a deal on one. Shooting the 3 calibers and my stock of .45 stuff is definitely a plus.

    Practice, practice, practice! I've got to get my lead pot fired up; shooting the jacketed bullets is dang expensive.

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