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Hand Gun Hunters: The S&W 460 or Ruger 480, What Shoot's Best,What Feels Best in your Hand, Witch one would you Buy or Do you Have One! Could this be on your List for Fathers Day??

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from idduckhntr wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

460 hands down.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

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

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

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.

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from Carl Huber wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

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.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

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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from Carl Huber wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

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.

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from idduckhntr wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

460 hands down.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

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

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

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.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

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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