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Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by funk, Aug 6, 2008.
Does anyone have a good long range deer hunting load for the 460 other than factory loads?
not sure what you call long range but hornady 240grnXTP mags and H110 shoots vry good,I shoot 41.0grns personaly but from 39 up to 41 shot good for me,as far as speed I am not sure what you will get in a handgun, mine is a 20inch rifle barrel and I get 2550fps.
thanks jared Ill have to try that load
I've been loading for my dads 8 3/8" barreled 460, a very used revolver. Have been using Hodgdon Lil'Gun and 250gr xtp and 300gr xtp bullets. As of yet I have not been able to attain the velocitys listed on the Hodgdon website. I had a lot of trouble getting consistant velocity until I had surpassed the max loads listed, even though the average velocity stayed in the same general area.
The 250 started out around 1500fps and has topped out around 1700fps. The 300gr has stayed in the 1550 to 1600fps range. ES for the 250gr at 1700fps was 59fps for 5 shots and the 300gr at 1550 was 70fps for 5 shots. I was thinking that the cylinder gap had gotten to big, cause this gun has obviously been shot alot, but factory ammo (listed at 2200fps) clocks at 2093-2154fps for 5 shots. I'm begining to think that it maybe the powder. I'm thinkin that Lil'Gun is just to slow, will be trying some h110 here shortly.
I would be very interested in hearing what your experiences are with this behemoth of a cartridge.
I have tried some 335gr gaschecked cast bullets with 41gr of h110 got heavy recoil and alot of leading velocity is 1825fps out of 8 3/8 in revolver. tried the load with 240gr xtp with 48.5 gr of h110 with the velocity right at 1890fps. Ive also tried some 45lc with 230gr cast ww bullets that out shot all the 460 loads Ive tried so far 3/4 to 1in at 25yds. I have also had problems with winchester primers not going off on the first hit. I am going to try some lilgun with the 240gr and 335gr sometime this week.
After firing over 100 rounds of 45LC through the long 460 chamber I came to the conclusion that I'd be better off just loading cast bullets in the 460 brass. The chambers of the revolver began to get very leaded, and chambering a 460 round became almost impossible. Not to mention getting the fired 460 shell out of the chamber.
I just use a 45 cal rifle tornado brush to clean the cylinders every 20 rds or so of 45lc
I hunt with my 460 and other revolvers alot like as in I shoot one everyday from 50- to whatever yards I see something I want to bump off anyway I dont know that there is such thing as "a long range" handgun load just long range shooting. I got over my fear of shooting over a hundred oneday when at the range with some silhoutte shooters about 8-9 years ago, just find something past your personal effective range and shoot at it until you can hit it with regularity, I can regularly hit thing at up to 325 yards or so and I shoot this far fairly often just laser all your shots first.
finally got to try some loads for the 335gr cast performance bullets and the 240gr xtp mags the load that I found that got acceptable accuracy for the xtp 46.8gr of h110 velocity was 1690fps the cast performance bullets strip the rifling with any velocity over 1700fps I got great accuracy (2 in at 50yds) with 39 gr of lil gun sighted in at 4in high at 50 yds is only 13in low at 200