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The .460 S&W Magnum round is a powerful revolver cartridge
                                                                                                   .460 S&W Magnum
designed for long-range handgun hunting.[2]

    Contents
 1 Overview
 2 Performance
 3 See also
 4 References
 5 External links


Overview
The .460 S&W round is a lengthened, more powerful version of the
popular .454 Casull, itself a longer and more powerful version of the
                                                                                Left to right: .460 S&W Magnum, .454 Casull, .44 Magnum, .45
.45 Colt. Consequently, firearms that fire .460 S&W are usually                                          ACP, .22LR
capable of firing the less powerful .454 Casull and .45 Colt rounds,
                                                                               Type                           Handgun
but this must be verified with each firearm's manufacturer. For
                                                                               Place of origin                United States
instance, some lever actions are designed to handle cartridges within
                                                                                                   Production history
a certain length and bullet profile range. The reverse, however, does
not apply: .45 Colt and .454 Casull handguns generally cannot safely           Designer                       Hornady / Smith & Wesson

fire .460 S&W rounds—nor can they even chamber the .460 S&W                    Designed                       2005
because of the longer case length. The length of the .460 S&W was              Produced                       2005-present
intended to approximate that of the .500 S&W. [citation needed]                                       Specifications
The .460 cartridge achieves high velocities by operating at pressures          Parent case                    .454 Casull
normally reserved for magnum rifle cartridges.                                 Case type                      Rimmed, straight
                                                                               Bullet diameter                .452 in (11.5 mm)
Performance                                                                    Neck diameter                  .478 in (12.1 mm)
                                                                               Base diameter                  .478 in (12.1 mm)
Smith and Wesson boasts that the .460 S&W is the highest velocity
revolver cartridge in the world, firing bullets at 2330 ft/s. With Buffalo     Rim diameter                   .520 in (13.2 mm)

Bore's new loading, the .460 S&W can achieve nearly 2900 ft-lb of              Rim thickness                  .059 in (1.5 mm)
energy by driving a 360 grain bullet at 1900 ft/s.[3] For comparison           Case length                    1.80 in (46 mm)
.500 S&W Magnum offers slightly more energy at the muzzle, driving             Overall length                 2.290 in (58.2 mm)
a 350 grain bullet at 1975 ft/s for a total of 3031 ft-lb.[4]                  Primer type                    Large rifle magnum
                                                                                                  Ballistic performance
See also                                                                           Bullet weight/type            Velocity          Energy

                                                                                                                 2,300 ft/s       2,350 ft·lbf
   List of handgun cartridges                                                   200 gr (13 g) Corbon DPX
                                                                                                                 (700 m/s)        (3,190 J)
   11 mm caliber
                                                                                                                 1,825 ft/s       2,034 ft·lbf
                                                                               275 gr (17.8 g) Corbon DPX
References                                                                                                       (556 m/s)        (2,758 J)

                                                                                300 gr (19 g) Jacketed Flat      2,060 ft/s       2,826 ft·lbf
   1. ^ Corbon DPX - 460 S&W Magnum         .
                                                                                           Nose                  (630 m/s)        (3,832 J)
   2. ^ a b Barnes, Frank C. (2006) [1965]. Skinner, Stan. ed. Cartridges of
                                                                               360 gr (23 g) Lead Long Flat      1,900 ft/s       2,885 ft·lbf
      the World (11th Edition ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books.
                                                                                           Nose                  (580 m/s)        (3,912 J)
      pp. 312, 338. ISBN 0-89689-297-2.
   3. ^ a b "Buffalo Bore - 460 S&W Magnum" . Archived          from the        395 gr (25.6 g) Hard Cast
                                                                                                                 1,525 ft/s       2,040 ft·lbf

      original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-02.                                                              (465 m/s)        (2,770 J)
  4. ^ Double Tap Ammunition Co. -.500S&W Magnum   .                         Test barrel length: 8.375 inches
                                                            Source(s): Corbon Ammo, [1 ] "Cartridges of the World", [2 ] Buffalo
External links                                                                            Bore [3 ]

  Smith's official 460 webpage
  Guns & Ammo article on the S&W .460 XVR     [dead link]

  Reloading S&W .460


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