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460SW vs 500SW
« on: July 15, 2017, 05:10:58 pm »
I sold off my .357Max and all the brass.   Now I miss it.  I want something, uh, big.  Yeah, yeah.  Something that really let you know you're holding power in your hand.   I was sorting out some of my videos and I watch the one of me shooting the Max.   It wasn't a big deal.   I  went through 50+ rounds that day in probably less than an hour.  Also that was through a 10" T/C which is pretty light weight.

The .44Mag is nice, but compared to the .357Max it really is somewhat tame.   I know I could load up some super hot stuff with H-100.  Or I could get a 4" 629 if I want that mini-cannon experience.  But..

So I started looking at the 460V.  A nice 5" .460SW that shoots, of course, 45LC and 454Casul.   If I do a sinking fund I can probably have it by Christmas.   It's all one would need for NA game.  And of course for the burgler behind the fridge at the neighbor's house.

BUT.t.t.t.t.t

Then I got thinking, why not go all the way.  Why stop at a .460.  Why not a .500.  I mean if you're going to stand on your hind legs with a hand cannon, it might as well be a .50.  Right?   I've seen the videos of the people about killing themselves shooting these monsters.  (I'm only loading one round for the first time.)   I got to believe there's a technique, that I somehow know but that others haven't a clue.  70/30 support/strong hand grip ratio, maybe? 

There's got to be a lot of them out there, used.  Fired once and put back in the box.

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460SW vs 500SW
« on: July 15, 2017, 05:10:58 pm »

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 05:53:22 pm »
Mr Bane likes the boomers!  He may chime in..

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 06:24:19 pm »
the SW460 is more versatile for hand load... and IIRC has more velocity... all my big bore shooting was years ago, though a friend had a .500 Linebaugh (by Hamilton Bowen).... heavy linotype bullet at 1400fps would pulverize cement blocks

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 08:49:07 pm »
the only advantage of the 460 over the 500 is being able to shoot 45c  454c and 460


the 500 has much heavier bullet options and can be loaded a lot hotter. 
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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 03:49:23 pm »
the only advantage of the 460 over the 500 is being able to shoot 45c  454c and 460

I'd been mulling that thought for a couple of weeks now.   I decided that since I have the .44mag covered I really wouldn't shoot 45LC anyway.     So really it's 460SW vs 500. 

I'm thinking the 500 is winning.   If i'm going big, I might as well go all the way.   This is more of a "fun" to have or "do I have the moxie?"  "Can I handle this?"  Machismo type of thing anyway.

See lots of the shorties, survival packs, for sale, but I want the ~6" comp.  One guy has a matching set of survival packs, .44, .460 & .500 NIB collector editions and wants $7,500 for the set.   No thanks. 

I'll be haunting the auctions for the next couple of months.  And looking for brass.

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 09:08:15 am »
Go with the .500. It's the biggest and the baddest. And when you get right down to it, that's why you buy a big bore handgun in the first place. POWER!
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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 12:42:42 pm »
Go with the .500. It's the biggest and the baddest. And when you get right down to it, that's why you buy a big bore handgun in the first place. POWER!

Nope,   

http://www.magnumresearch.com/Firearms/Magnum-Research-4570-Revolver-75-inch-Barrel.asp

They come in a smaller .444 Marlin as well.

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 12:53:56 pm »
Nope,   

http://www.magnumresearch.com/Firearms/Magnum-Research-4570-Revolver-75-inch-Barrel.asp

They come in a smaller .444 Marlin as well.

I've got both of them. One in .45-70 and the other in .500 S&W Magnum. Of the 2 with factory loads, the .500 is substantially more punishing to shoot. It has far higher pressure over the .45-70. The .45-70 loads shown with the revolver are handloads. A Lyman 552 Gr. Gas Check bullet over a healthy charge of IMR 3031. They are a handful. But loaded with factory .45-70, 405 Gr. soft points, it's quite mild to shoot.

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 03:09:15 pm »
They aren't historically or mechanically interesting, and they're no good for EDC so I'm not interested.
I would trade for something in those 3 categories.

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Re: 460SW vs 500SW
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 03:56:42 pm »
They aren't historically or mechanically interesting, and they're no good for EDC so I'm not interested.
I would trade for something in those 3 categories.

What's EDC?
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