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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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460 Katahdin

I just bought a Pro-Hunter with both 209x50 and a .460 Katahdin barrel. Used to have a 209x50 so I'm familiar with it. Any have a .460? How's it shoot? What kind of range can I expect from it? Any pet loads? How bad is it gonna beat me up? Just looked too fun to pass up....

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Re: 460 Katahdin

Make sure your teeth fillings are not loose and all dental work is firmly in place!!!! LOL
I always wanted a Katahdin barrel BUT do not like those big bore calibers!!! I would love one in like .35 Remington or something nicer to shoot!!
Good luck with the new set up Chumley!!
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Re: 460 Katahdin

Chumley,

The 460 is a fine round. However, if you look closely at the ballistics of a 460 bullet (say a 395gr. bullet loaded at max to give you a MV of 1800fps) and compare that to a 45-70 bullet (say a 400gr. loaded to give you a MV of 1845fps) what you will see (if you run these thru a ballistic program) is they are basically identical.

The 460 at 300 yards gives you 1177fps velocity and 1215ft\lbs of energy.

The 45-70 at 300 yards gives you 1195fps velocity and 1268ft\lbs of energy.

So...there is really not much difference between the two. I love to shoot and hunt with my Marlin in 45-70....and I'm sure your T\C will find a place in your gun safe...and your heart when it comes around to shooting it and hunting with it!!!

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Chumley...txt me...let's talk about this setup

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That a good set up, bet that is almost brand new.

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chum got a brand new set of rcbs carbide dies if your interested

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Re: 460 Katahdin

That should be a fantastic hunting rig. Extra short and fast handling. A perfect woods rifle.

Personally I see no need for the performance of the 460. Yes it is a great cartridge, but more than what is needed in a woods rifle.

If you don't reload then just shoot 45 Colt ammo through the rifle. If you do reload then just load your cartridges down to 45 Colt levels.

A 45 Colt level round in a rifle is a fantastic cartridge for killing woods deer. Pick out a good 250 grain cast bullet and a 45 Colt clone load.

You will get low recoil, and great performance. Tom.
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I dunno.....with the proper load, and using solid lead FP (non-expanding bullets so you don't blow out an entire hip) a properly placed quartering away shot, or better yet, broadside double lung shot will quite often leave you with no blood trail to follow.

Yeah...they just drop like a sack of bricks!!!
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You can shoot the 45 LC in the 460 Katahdin barrel safely?
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Re: 460 Katahdin

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You can shoot the 45 LC in the 460 Katahdin barrel safely?
Sure can. .454 Casull too.

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