What would America be like if we didn’t constantly build
bigger and better performing tech? That’s why we have such a round as the .460
S&W. Another wildcat round, it is essentially a lengthened version of the
.454 Casull, which itself is an elongated .45 Colt cartridge. Most firearms
chambered in .460 S&W can also fire the .454 Casull and the .45 Colt, with
the exception of some lever-action rifles.
The revolver intended for use with the .460 S&W is the
Smith & Wesson X-frame cylinder. This round is so powerful that the muzzle
velocities is produces is comparable to most rifle cartridges. The incentive?
The ability to bring down any animal in North America. The down side? It’s
almost impossible to maintain control for most shooters.
When it comes down to numbers, the .460 S&W can shoot a
300-grain bullet with 2,826 ft lbf of energy at 2,060 feet per second. In fact,
it has the highest velocity in rounds S&W use in their revolvers. Though
it’s intended purpose is to be used in a revolver, many shooters opt to fire
from a rifle, such as the Big Horn Armmory’s Model 90 carbine, solely due to
the ability to control the gun easier and to get back on target quicker. Still,
though, the recoil is something one must get accustomed to before taking it
into the woods in search of the big game.
Each box contains 50 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.