I have one (being completely redone, broke the stock during 2020 so decided to rebuild it all, will post pictures upon completion) but have used it extensively over 22 years. Modern ammo and loads and it is an absolute BEAST of a charge stopper on tusk-less, hippo, buff etc.
I always find it interesting when hunters who fire 500 Jeffrey, 600 Nitro, 550 Magnums refuse to shoot a 460 WBY due to perceived recoil. ;-) ;-) It’s so funny!
On bullet distortion, only one reply…. Hand load and watch out for stupid velocities, you can still get Weatherby performance without having to go bonkers…. If you do that problem solved.
I reckon someone will buy this, but as with many big calibers the “pool” is limited.
My best always.