Dirty Harry was a pussy.....S&W .460 is the way to go.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by chelloveck, May 2, 2016.


  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  2. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    One word............why?
     
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  3. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Gonna need big hands for that fat boy!
     
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  4. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    [dunno] When .45 just won't do?
     
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  5. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Thinking my .45 can handle business just fine! Also, look at the price for the gun itself:eek: and then factor in the price per shot for ammo.....ohno
     
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  6. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Right up there with the .500S&W, 454 Casull, and so forth. Novelty weapons and nothing more.
     
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  7. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Yeah sorry, forgot the sarc smiley. Just a play on an old joke.
     
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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    One word answer -- "because"

    There's no rhyme nor reason for some things other than just being neat tricks. Would I buy one? No. A gift is welcome ---

    [drooling]
     
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  9. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    S&W finally catching up with Ruger... wonder how the .460 S&W stacks up to the .480 Ruger? Neither of them as suitable as a shotgun for serious bear country...
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking it, but I have no practical need for it. If it suits you, go for it and enjoy. I will stick to the .45 as well as the 12 gauge. Wont get into the list of owned weapons, but I believe I am just fine w/o this one!
     
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  11. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    I am, like, soooo unimpressed.

    Essentially, S&W reamed a .45 caliber pistol out another ten one-thousandths of an inch to make it into a .46 caliber weapon. Big deal. That's about the thickness of two human hairs--say, one on each side,

    They obviously designed this "huge pistol" to look as large and heavy as possible. As if they had to use immense mass to tame a ferocious recoil. Yawn.

    Surprise! It's not the size of the bullet that generates the recoil. It's the amount of powder behind it. If they loaded the .46 cartridges with the same amount of powder as a standard .45ACP, the pistol would kick about like a .45ACP. And the slightly heavier bullet would just trundle out the end of the barrel a little bit slower than a .45ACP.

    Nothing impressive there.

    What's really counter-impressive is how high the barrel sits on the frame. Even with "normal" recoil, that handgun looks like a real wrist-twister. Remind me not to leave my face behind the gun if I ever have to shoot it. Six-gun Spinout can leave an ugly mark on a previously pretty forehead.

    What I would consider quite impressive would be a .45 caliber pistol with a longer case and three times as much powder stuffed in it. That would put the old & slow .45 down the road with the same kind of velocity we'd all expect in a decent rifle. The .45 out of a Thompson does about 950 ft/sec. A 30-06 does about 2,601 ft/sec.

    A triple-loaded .45 should boogie out of the barrel at about 2850 ft/sec (MOLYMMV).

    That would require a nice long Buntline barrel to hold the muzzle down and make sure all that powder burned, and an extra ten pounds of steel to tame the ungodly recoil. And you'd probably need a six-foot Swede to help lift the muzzle up. Sort of like a human bipod.

    And, since they don't make triple-strength ear protection, you might as well have the doctor remove your eardrums before you try to shoot it.

    Hmm. Long barrel. Heavy. Wood forestock to help hold up the barrel. Sounds like a rifle to me.

    In fact, it sounds like a Soviet rifle to me.

    And, of course, in the interest of simple amusement, you'd want that in full-auto with the big drum magazine, because in the final analysis a little fun is no fun at all!
     
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  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Like this, maybe?
    Magnum Research .45/70 Revolver, 7.5-inch Barrel - Style # BFR45-707, MRI Shop / Firearms
    Not quite as fast as a rifle, but there is that barrel length thing again.
     
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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just what one needs for hunting Elephants, with a Handgun... Must be effective, as I haven't seen any Elephants roaming around in the wild, in North America, Recently....
     
  14. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

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  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I used to carry one when I was a lumberjack in the Sahara Forest. We had all sorts of elephant problems before that....:rolleyes:[sarc1][LMAO]
     
  16. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    .45-70 loads are available with a 405gr jacketed flat point bullet propelled at 2,000 feet per second for a tooth rattling 3,597 foot pounds of muzzle energy.

    Tasty, what?
     
  17. yeti695

    yeti695 Monkey

    I get it, to have the biggest baddest toy on the block. Just not my style.
     
  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I believe I will have too pass on this Koolaid.....
     
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  19. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I've seen that gun before!

    [​IMG]

    and it had better bullets!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I posted this article, because I don't usually post in the firearms forum, and the subject of the post had a little novelty value to it, and I was curious about what you guys made of it. (No women seemed interested in throwing in an opinion, (but the size of the purse needed to carry it in might have been worth a comment, I would have thought.) ;)

    To @UncleMorgan....First Prize
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    For the number and quality of throw away lines and chuckle value.

    To BTPost.....Second prize
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    For nice chuckle value from first quip, followed up by a logically fallacious 2nd quip. Had me laughing on both accounts, which I guess what was intended. :)

    To @chimo[​IMG]
    For going the rabbit gun (as opposed to elephant gun) route, and nice graphics.

    Well done all repondents
     
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