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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

Understand if you do shoot a 460 S & W you can use other 45 cal ammo such as the 45 Long Colt. Is this true?
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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

Yes you can also 454 Cassul, I have a 460 S&W in an Encore 15" and a 460 is a handful so I shoot 45 Long colts 99% of the time....
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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

Yep, you certainly can....The .460 is a slightly longer cased version of the .454 Casull which is a lengthened .45 Colt.

Imagine.....The same bullet coming out the barrel anywhere from 900fps to 2100 fps

.45 Colt for plinking duties and for getting familiar with the gun, .454 Casull for anything in North America, .460 S&W for anything on Earth.

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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

One of the most interesting comparisons of the 460 is when you compare it to the 45-70. For example, if you compare a 460, 395gr. bullet with a MV of 1800fps to a 45-70, 400gr. bullet with a MV of 1845fps, you will find the down range velocities and energies to be almost identical.

So, for the 460....there really is no mystery to the cartridge.

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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

So if you have a Encore 24 inch barrel 4570 it would be equal to the Katahdin Pro Hunter™ 20" barrel 460 S & W! However the 460 S & W you could shoot three different kinds of bullets. Where the regular 45/70 you can't. By the way the Katahdin Pro Hunter™ 20" does come in 4570 to but it sounds like if you were going to getKatahdin Pro Hunter™ 20", the 460 S & W Katahdin Pro Hunter can do so much more. Unless you want to reload the 4570 down????

Might be nice to use it for swamp gun and put a nice red dot on the 460 S & W????????
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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

Recently I purchased some 45 Long Colt ammo designated as a Bear load.. You could use this to hunt deer and maybe even bear. Of course if I was going to hunt bear I would use the 460 S & W ammo. Maybe?
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So if you have a Encore 24 inch barrel 4570 it would be equal to the Katahdin Pro Hunter™ 20" barrel 460 S & W! However the 460 S & W you could shoot three different kinds of bullets. Where the regular 45/70 you can't. By the way the Katahdin Pro Hunter™ 20" does come in 4570 to but it sounds like if you were going to getKatahdin Pro Hunter™ 20", the 460 S & W Katahdin Pro Hunter can do so much more. Unless you want to reload the 4570 down????

Might be nice to use it for swamp gun and put a nice red dot on the 460 S & W????????
I don't quite get what your attempting to say. Your stating a lot of words, but you don't state any numbers.

All I was stating, and backed up by ballistic data, was that the 460 (which is still a 45 caliber no matter how you slice or dice it) when shooting the same, or near the same bullet weight at the same or near the same velocity as that of the 45-70, gives you the exact same performance as that bullet shot from the 45-70.

The 460 is no "magic" caliber. It just shoots a 45 caliber bullet. Just like the 45-70.
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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

If you are going to get a 460 barrel, get a full bull barrel, you want some weight on the gun. If you want to shoot 45"s then buy a 45, enjoy the 460 for the big bore [censored] kicker that it is.
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Re: Encore 460 S & W barrels shoots other ammo also

Notice the Encore 20 inch rifle barrel comes with a peep sight. Just wonder how accurate a peep sight would be when using the 460 S & W ammo???
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Notice the Encore 20 inch rifle barrel comes with a peep sight. Just wonder how accurate a peep sight would be when using the 460 S & W ammo???
To about 100 yards tad a bit more? Likely more than accurate enough to wreck a deer's vitals...

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