Beautiful gun, but unfortunately I'm collecting Mark V's that were made in Germany in the 60's & 70's. The 460 is one of the few I don't have yet. So sorry, I would have gobbled it up! Thanks for your quick response and good luck. If I move over to American models, I'll give you a shout!
Oh , my friend has always dreamt of shooting a .460 Weatherby magnum calibre rifle for the last 50 years . Unfortunately , he never got the chance . He is a retired professional hunter , just like myself. He always hoped that he would have a client bring 1 . Unfortunately , that never happened.which dream?
Relax ! He just wants to try it out ONCE , since he never saw a client bring 1 to India for shikar ( it used to be be largest commercially available rifle calibre available , during our time .)Dream? I have so many more interesting ways of punishing myself. Don't need to add firing a .460 Weatherby to the list!
I personally HAVE had clients bring .460 Weatherby magnum calibre rifles to India for shikar and I do not like the cartridge 1 bit ! Those excessively high velocities are counterproductive ....to put it lightly . A good dangerous game calibre should not have a velocity much higher than 2350 feet per second .
It will be my privilege , sir .Oh yeah? How about an explanation grounded in not only personal experience, but also scientific reasoning and proof .
1stly , let's get something very clear . If I have a " complaint " with the bullets , then I will say so myself. I do not like the .460 Weatherby magnum calibre ( in it's factory loaded form ) for various reasons , as listed below :So your " complaint" is not the rounds made 50 to 60 years ago but the bullets used could not take the speed of the 460.
Hummmmm~ so in other words......you are posting a complaint that died long before many members here were born.
As far as bullets bending many years ago..... the same bullets loaded into the 458 wm would bend as well, though people claimed that it moved too slow.
Your logic is extremely sound ( as always ) , Kurpfalzjager . Allow me to add a few points from my own personal experience as well .I cannot understand this story about unsuitable bullets for the cartridge 460 Weatherby Magnum.
I fired old Weatherby ammunition at the beginning and can say that the bullet was the 500 gr interbond from Hornady , a bullet which until recently was still offered by Hornady and with which I shot several buffalos. Sure , the matter of the bullet in the body of the buffalo is certainly very different from bullet to bullet. You only have a exit at times and the mushrooming is also not constant , but the bullet still makes deep , large and deadly wounds. I also shot an elephant with the classic FMJ bullet from Hornady. Some of the bullets looked like beans , but the elephant was dead.
All of the bullets used by Weatherby for the old ammunition were in all cases in the sixties of better quality than what was used in the previous decades. No bullet reached the specified muzzle velocity of 2700 fts , that was just marketing. That's why i don't think that only a few 100 fts more led to the explosion of the bullets with the cartridge 460WM , but not with the cartridge 458 Win Mag from the same time. By the way , high quality bullets from Woodleigh have also broken. This can happen with all bullets and is due to the alloy.
I therefore believe that the story of the systematic bursting of the bullets with the cartridge 460WM is more of a myth , like so many that have been written about this cartridge for almost 60 years now. The cartridge has surprised many with its recoil , few have mastered it and the legend was born.