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Question by Treestand. Uploaded on June 05, 2012
460 hands down.
S&W Mod 57 w/ 8 3/8 bbl. Herco 2400 behind a 210 grain JHP! Iron sights and sand bags and I'm good to 75 yards. .41 Rem Mag
I like the S&W .460 revolver because it can also chamber and shoot the .454 Casull and the .45 Colt.
The Ruger .480 cartridge can be fired in a .475 Linebaugh, but a revolver chambered for the Ruger .480 cannot chamber or shoot any other cartridge.
Having said that, I strongly prefer to stay with my old .44 Magnum, which is at the limit of my recoil tolerance.
I own the S&W 460 and ditto what 99 said about it being chambered in three calibers. I disagree about the recoil. I find it gentler than a 44 mag with less muzzle flip. Due to the muzzle brakes. Though a good deal louder. Also the progressive rifling makes it as accurate as most rifles. As far as safety concerns it has an integral keyed lock under the cylinder catch. Something I wish I had when my children were small.
I have owned the 480 Ruger, nice weapon for deer, but nothing that my .44 mag cannot handle nor was it as accurate as the .44mag. I own a S&W .460, one sweet shooting handgun,plain and simple probably the best hunting handgun I have ever shot or owned. The recoil, though all mental, is stronger then the .S&W .500 in my hand and I can tell after 5 or 6 rounds that it is a handcannon but all means of the word. The problem I have with the S&W .460 is a place to use it. This is a legitamit 250 yard handgun in a handgun shooters hands.(Not an inexperienced handgunner's hand) and will hold a 3" group at 200 yards off the bags or a pair of shooting sticks. But where I do most of my whitetail hunting 125 yards is pretty much the max shot. My .44mag holds 3" groups that far so why bother the wrist pain if I don't need it. I can shoot the .44 mag all day without even a hint of shooter fatigue. Though I would have to say that the .460 is a better Bear-Boar & Elk cartridge then any other handgun caliber available today, hands down
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