You really need to look at the 500 Mag before you say the 460 is more versatile. The 500 Mag can be loaded with bullets from 275 gr. to 700 gr. There are guys out there shooting there 500 Mags well past 150 yards and having great success with the 500 Mag. I personally do not see any advantage to 460 has over the 500 Mag.TNrifleman said:I handled a 460 today in the local gun shop. I was impressed with the fit and finish and the smoothness of the action right out of the box. It was priced at $995. Gee, that is a lot of money! I do find the 460 to be interesting and in some ways, more versatile than the 500. The 460 cartridges are impressive too. Out of my price range....
I will agree with you on that. It does allow for a bunch of different rounds.TNrifleman said:RH1,
You make a very good point about the 500. I was mainly referring to the 460s ability to shoot 454 and 45 Colt ammunition if one desires to. The 500 is quite a cartridge. Some will find the 460 more to their liking.
I got rid of my 8 3/8 500 Mag and got my BFR 500 Mag back, that is what I took my bear with. I still have my S&W 4 inch 500 Mag though. But I think the 460 Mag will become my main hunting handgun.jro45 said:I love my S&W 500 8 3/8"
I had it cut down to 6 inches and an inverted muzzle crown done on it. Also had it Mag-na-ported.jro45 said:How long is the barrel on your BFR 500 mag. I'll never sell my S&W 500 83/8" It is the most powerful handgun in the World