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| .460 S&W Magnum colspan="3" style="text-align: center; font-size: 90%; border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa; line-height: 1.25em;"
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Type Handgun Place of origin USA colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Hornady / Smith & Wesson Designed 2005 colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Parent case .454 Casull Case type Rimmed, straight Bullet diameter .452 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Primer type Large pistol colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Ballistic performance Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy style="vertical-align:middle; border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa;
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Source: "Cartridges of the World"[1]

The .460 S&W Magnum round is a large caliber revolver cartridge designed for long-range handgun hunting.[1] It is the highest velocity commercial big-bore handgun cartridge in production today (2007).

OverviewEdit

The .460 round is a longer, more powerful version of the popular .454 Casull, itself a longer and more powerful version of the .45 Colt. Consequently, weapons that fire .460 are usually capable of firing the less powerful .454 Casull and .45 Colt rounds, but this must be verified with each weapon's manufacturer. The reverse, however, does not apply: .45 Colt and .454 Casull handguns cannot accept .460 rounds. If attempted, explosion and life-threatening injury may occur. The length of the .460 also makes it difficult if not impossible to chamber into smaller handguns.

FirearmsEdit

The Smith and Wesson 460XVR and 460V are two revolvers designed to fire the .460 S&W round. Smith and Wesson boast that the .460 is the highest velocity revolver cartridge in the world, firing bullets at 2330 ft/s. The .460 achieves over 2400 ft·lbff (3.25 KJ) of energy by driving a 200 gr bullet at 2330 ft/s but this falls short of the title "most powerful commercial handgun cartridge" as the .500 S&W Magnum drives a 350 grain round at 1975fps at over 3032 ft·lbf. (DoubleTap Ammunition Co.)

CategoriesEdit

Cartridge:handguns
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