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....
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!!
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!!!
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.