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First impression of S&W .460V (.460 Mag. five inch comp).

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by The Heretic, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    .45LC is mild in it (Federal American Eagle Ammo 45 Colt (Long Colt) 225 Grain Jacketed (https://www.midwayusa.com/product/144977/federal-american-eagle-ammunition-45-colt-long-colt-225-grain-jacketed-soft-point-box-of-50)) - as well it should be with that heavy of a gun - almost 4 pounds - and a comp to boot.

    The SA trigger is so smooth that when it breaks it is a surprise - perfect!

    .460 Mag - that's a handful. I don't have heavy bullet loads - the gun came with Hornady 200 gr. FTX at 2200 fps (from an 8") and you know you've touched it off when you shoot it. But those loads are not punishing - the 240 gr. .44 loads (special or mag.) are worse in my 329 PD and the hot heavy 275 and 300 magnum bear protection loads are punishing enough that most people don't want to shoot more than one much less a cylinder full. So the weight and the comp do make a significant difference.

    The flame from the comp with magnum loads is impressive, and that is during the day.

    There was a vid on Myth Busters where they used a .460V revolver to test whether it could cut your thumb off if you placed your thumb beside the cylinder/barrel gap, and they confirmed that it would (using chicken flesh).
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was going to have the trigger worked on, before I tried it, but now I think not. Probably just have the cylinder cut for moon clips so I can shoot .45 ACP and other rimless .45 ammo that will fit, and have the barrel and frame refinished with matte black and the cylinder not black, but just stainless matte.

    Maybe a giber optic front sight.
     
  3. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The 460 is a load of fun, although it is hard on brass :D
    I'm finding imr 4227 is a good combo with the 240 and 300 grain xtp mags though.

    Get that 329 PD magnaported it makes a world of difference :)
     
  4. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wanna try out some 360 or 395 grain gas checked boolits next :cool:
     
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    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My intention is to have the 329PD ported - it just is no fun to shoot as it is, even with 165 gr. Hornady .44 special self-defense loads or Win 200 gr. silvertip. I like the gun, but the trigger is not what it should be and it isn't fun to shoot as is.
     
  6. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was surprised how well it tames the beast, even with stock grips its not to gnarly.

    Send me a message if you wanna try it out sometime, I'm just over the hill

    It has trigger work also, so it would give ya a pretty good idea what your finished project would turn out like :)
     
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