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Posted: December 26 2016 at 5:30am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

I was told the 460 S&W was extremely loud (but not the
same type loud as the 30 Carb out of a revolver) and
had a hell of a muzzle flash.

I bought the RCBS, Hornady and Lee dies and damned
good thing I did cause only the Lee dies proved a
worthy seat for the 200 gr 45 Hornady FTX bullet.

I usually use CCI primers exclusively after a nasty
incident with winchester primers and the 50 A.E. 20
years ago, but I figured Q.C. may have improved since
then. And since they were out of LR CCI Mags and since
most loads recommend the Winchester LR I reluctantly
followed instructions
Then right after I bought a 1000 lot of Winchester LR
(it was the only way I could buy em cause really I
figured a 100 would do) I found my CCI LR Mag   

Next I needed a load and had H-110 on the bench and
since I had a weight to calibrate at 50gr and so that
looked like a great place to start.

So about dusk I tried a couple- they were accurate
AND LOUD with a HELL of a muzzle flash.

I think I am not gonna be doing a lot shooting this
in my back yard but up on my property, and even though
we are really isolated and rural here it was THAT
loud.
And I loved it oh and there was some recoil but not as
bad as one would figure when launching a 200 gr 45 at
over @2000 fps
And yes the reloads were much different than the
factory loads from Hornady. A little more zip and bang
from the reloads

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 11:03am | IP Logged Quote LAH

Those are a cannon.

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 11:38am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

I'm not being judgemental really, but what are those monster handguns truly good for?

Pissing off everyone on a public range?
Hunting T Rex?
Got lots of money and want the biggest gun known to mankind?
Ego? See above.
Shooting down low flying B52's?
Was an abused child now getting back at the world?
Absorbed with the notion of big is better?
Ya stand 4' 10" and suffer from "Little man Syndrome"?

Nope, I just don't get it. Guess I'm just too conservative huh?

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 11:56am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Old Ranger wrote:
I'm not being judgemental really,
but what are those monster handguns truly good for?

Pissing off everyone on a public range?
Hunting T Rex?
Got lots of money and want the biggest gun known to
mankind?
Ego? See above.
Shooting down low flying B52's?
Was an abused child now getting back at the world?
Absorbed with the notion of big is better?
Ya stand 4' 10" and suffer from "Little man Syndrome"?

Nope, I just don't get it. Guess I'm just too
conservative huh?



Yes

Oh and fun too
Handy too- if Texas ever brings back Mastodon season
one must be prepared.

P.S. What's a public range?

Edited by REM1875 on January 02 2017 at 12:07pm


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Posted: January 02 2017 at 12:05pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

LAH wrote:
Those are a cannon.


No wheels and not crew served (usually)
Go ask our Buddy who has the 500 S&W - I am just a wimp.


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My buddy loves his 460.

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 6:11pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Hey, what's wrong with having a real powerful revolver?

I have hunted with my 500 S&W Magnum and it's not as bad as my M29 44 magnum.

I've taken a deer with both.

Glad I wasn't a Ranger......
LOL!!!!!!   

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 7:12pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Shucks, I've dropped several deer with a .36cal 1851 Colt Navy with 22gr of FFF BP and round ball. Don't need no cannons to hunt. Guess some folks don't require a howitzer to make one properly placed surgical shot. Hummmmmm.....

So.....

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

HOO-AH!


Y'all do know in my earlier post I had my tongue firmly planted in cheek.

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 11:11pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Well, NGFS has save a lot of ground pounder's!

Big gun's get the job done when the chip's are down...

All in fun as you must know fellow warrior.   

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Fond memories of extreme rain. Large NVA unit engaged. No artillery in the area. Aircraft grounded. Capt called for support but unsure at the time from where. In under 10 min the enemy's position was obliterated by huge howling rounds from an unknown battery. Found out that those rounds were from a big battle wagon out in the gulf. 16" guns from miles off against an unseen inland target in a monsoon. Simply remarkable.

Whenever I'd meet a gunner's mate after that I'd stand him to a drink or two regardless his ship. And if they were getting static by anyone, regardless of branch of service, I was more than happy to split the lip of the loudmouth bugging the gunners. Rangers take it personally when their buddies are hassled.

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Posted: January 03 2017 at 4:12pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Ya, I've got a .500 S&W revolver. Ordered it, sight unseen in 2003, when they were brand new.

I enjoy it. Like loading for it, like shooting it. But for the past 13 years it's just been a range toy.

Would I hunt with it? Yes. Have I? No.

But dang, it's fun to shoot!

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 7:38am | IP Logged Quote Abram

My wrists hurt just thinking of shooting some of the guns discussed here. A fellow at the public range offered to let me shoot his .500 S&W and I politely declined. but I can understand the appeal, controlling a big gun and being able to shoot accurately with it would be a fun challenge.
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Posted: January 04 2017 at 7:43am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

No malicious intent here. Just joshing with ya'll, but it sorta reminds me of that little Martian fella from the old Warner Brothers cartoons with his huge weapons shooting at Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck. And I can still hear his weird little voice saying "Where's the kaboom? I want my kaboom!"

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 12:07pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Old Marvin the Martian knew a good weapon when he saw
one.....
"the illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator. At last"


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This is a .44 mag. story. My son in law had never shot a .44 Mag. so
when we were at the range I brought my S&W 629 and a box of
"Elmer's loads". (22.0 gr./2400/240 gr. Lyman 429241). I let him watch
me run a couple of cylinder full, then let him take a try. I swear to God,
I'd never seen a double action revolver go full auto before but sure as
hell, that's what happened. He touched off the first round and in recoil
touched of another then another. Last shot was almost straight up in
the air. Wish I had video. He, very badly shaken up handed me the
revolver and swore he'd never shoot the .44 Mag. ever again. He's a
pretty tough dude so it was quite a surprise to see that and the
aftermath.

I have not had the pleasure (???) of shooting a .460 or .500 S&W but
would not turn down the chance just see what it was all about.
Like when I was at the range and a fellow let me try his .416 Rigby,
which BTW I bought, "You're not gonna shoot that thing are you?" She
said that after seeing the cartridge in my hand. I answered back, "Hell!
I'll shoot anything once." I didn't think it was all that bad.

I always liked the challenge of some of the bigger boomers. Now
though, maybe I'm finally getting some sense. Ya think?
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My M29 44 Magnum kicks worse then the S&W 500 magnum.

And the first time I shot the WBY 416 Magnum, no one saw what happened to me....

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 9:42pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

My most miserable is a 50 A.E, In a @5 inch barrel
Ruger single action with 460 cast bullet. It is a bitch
and we wont let anyone shoot it till end of the session-
shooting is supposed to build confidence not a flinch.
(same with a 330 gr bullet out a 45-70 Marlin we clocked
at over 2000fps)

The 460 is a pussycat next to the 5O A.E. and so far
sweet to shoot but that has been using 200 gr Hornady
FTX I bet when I try heavier bullets things will change.


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My son has a 460 and likes it a lot. In fact he gave up his 44 after getting it. We decided it is excellent for shooting the intruder behind the refrigerator.....in your neighbors house.

I had the opportunity to shoot one with a 3.5" barrel. It was, ahhhh, "snappy" even though it was ported.

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