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Old 06-30-2013, 11:05 PM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

Very good choice. Id think a ruger red hawk would do you just fine. 5.5" and 7.5" barrels and very controllable. nice pistols with the strongest action!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:04 PM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

I just bought a X frame in 460 S&W 8 3/8 "" bbl. I have a 8" Colt Anaconda Both guns are "Bad to the Bone " I'd say the x frame ( With out looking at the specs) feels about 20% heavier. I've shot 20 rounds through it so far.New Star line brass LRMprimer 39grs of H110 300 gr Hornady XTP bullet. 1 st shot I asked my self "Just what was I thinking " BUT because I've been shooting a 44 magnum nearly 40 years.The 2nd shot felt less then the 1st and so on. I fired all 20 rnds in about 20 minutes and "Its all Good " If you like big bangers go for it . I just bought some 200 gr bullets. I'll let ya all know how those recoil . But for me there is NO turning back I love my X Frame !
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:32 AM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

I like my 460. It's shoots 200gr bullets nicely on deer. If I hunt bigger game it can shoot as heavy a bullet as I want. It will also shoot a 45Colt or a 454 if you want a lighter load
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:51 AM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

The three different rounds are great but your point of impact is very different with all three.

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I like my 460. It's shoots 200gr bullets nicely on deer. If I hunt bigger game it can shoot as heavy a bullet as I want. It will also shoot a 45Colt or a 454 if you want a lighter load
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:41 AM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

As with any weapon and game shooting bullet placement is the key. The 44 mag is a whole lot easier to shoot, especially off hand, than those revolver cannons. Plus, you can shoot a whole bunch more 44 mags for the cost of those cannon rounds. I have hunted with a Ruger Super Black Hawk 7 1/2" barrel, and a Ruger Red Hawk with 7 1/2" barrel for deer and have not found a single one that could tote off a 240 Sierra HP pushed by 22 grs of 2400. Matter of fact I have not had a deer tote off a 250 XTP or Cast SWC doing between 1000 and 1250 fps from my 45 Colt Ruger Black Hawk. Back when I was as poor as Job's turkey when I first got married I used an old WWII Colt 1911A1 45 ACP with a Cast 200 gr SWC and 7 grs Unique to keep deer meat on the table, and yes sometimes even out of season. A man has to do what he has to do to feed his family. Fifty yards and closer placed through the heart/lungs would let the air out of a deer quickly.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:02 PM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

I just got back from shooting my 460 49.2 grs of H110 behind a Hornady 200 FTX . Very little recoil but the muzzle blast I bet was visible from outer space. I'm so glad i bought this gun.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:59 AM
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Re: 460 smith&wesson

I'm not a handgunner. Like a prevoius post stated, back when I was poor, I used the handgun for table meat and I still use my 44 on our proprerty up north for deer ocassionally but for me, a rifle is a better choice.

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