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Cava3r4
May 23, 2010, 18:20
What barrel length?
How does this compare to the "raging bull" 454 casull by Taurus?
TIA
Bob

bykerhd
May 23, 2010, 21:54
I've got the 8 3/8" ? S & W .460.
I STILL have not had the opportunity to try it out.:cry:
Time, work, weather, "Honey-Do-List", vehicle issues, etc. have all been having their way with me lately.:uhoh:

Outlaw Patriot
May 24, 2010, 10:30
If i was going to get something in a big boy caliber, i wouldnt get a taurus.

Also, i may be wrong, the smiths can shoot 454, 45 LC, and 460 and i want to say some others, the taurus is more limited.

I shot some 45 LC out of a 460 smith, it shot pretty soft.

BUFF
May 24, 2010, 13:08
I bought the standard moldel S&W 460 when it first came out. 8-3/8" barrel, I believe.

I don't think Taurus is in the same class as S&W as far as their engineering, manufacturing and quality control go.

The .460 cartridge is a substantial step up from the .454 Casull round power-wise. That said, the revolver is heavy, the brake is well done and the gun doesn't kick very much with any of the factory .460 loads, compared to what one will be expecting.

Cava3r4
May 24, 2010, 17:00
what kind of loads have you put through it?
TIA
Bob

yarro
May 25, 2010, 22:53
A friend bought an .460 and a .500 when they came out. He sold the .500 and kept the .460. He now wants to get a short barreled one to go with it. The only negative over the .500 is that seems louder. Recoil was more managable, and it will kill everything that the .500 will. I have shot the .460 and while it does recoil, it is managable enough for me that I could hunt with one. The .500 was less pleasant and I think that the brake is less efficient with the .500. One of our shooting buddies who has no problem with full house .44 Mags in his Model 29 found recoil to be an issue for him. The .460 has three tiers of recoil. .460, 454 Casual, and .45LC for working it up to the big boom. If I did not have a .44Mag that has already proven itself taking game, I would buy a .460 over the others in it's class. Anything beyond the .454 Casual is probably overkill for almost everyone, but you can shoot them in the .460.

-yarro

SWOHFAL
May 28, 2010, 00:30
Originally posted by yarro
A friend bought an .460 and a .500 when they came out. He sold the .500 and kept the .460. He now wants to get a short barreled one to go with it. The only negative over the .500 is that seems louder. Recoil was more managable, and it will kill everything that the .500 will. I have shot the .460 and while it does recoil, it is managable enough for me that I could hunt with one. The .500 was less pleasant and I think that the brake is less efficient with the .500. One of our shooting buddies who has no problem with full house .44 Mags in his Model 29 found recoil to be an issue for him. The .460 has three tiers of recoil. .460, 454 Casual, and .45LC for working it up to the big boom. If I did not have a .44Mag that has already proven itself taking game, I would buy a .460 over the others in it's class. Anything beyond the .454 Casual is probably overkill for almost everyone, but you can shoot them in the .460.

-yarro

If you puss out, at least the .460 isn't a total waste b/c of the variety of ammunition choices.