460 S&W target loads

Uncledom1
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460 S&W target loads

Postby Uncledom1 » Tue May 17, 2016 4:13 am

I am very new to bullet casting and wanted a mold that i can use for my 460. The bullet diameter i have been finding works best is the .452 and can also be shot as a 45 colt. Any suggestions on where to start? I do want to use gas checks.

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Re: 460 S&W target loads

Postby mtngun » Tue May 17, 2016 4:31 am

Well, you have already got the important thing down -- the diameter it likes best. :)

Beyond that, you are limited only by your imagination and by what the design program will let you do.

I have no personal experience with the 460 so I have no personal pet loads to share. I presume it follows the same rules as any other magnum revolver. A bore riding nose similar to the John Ross 700 gr 500 S&W design might be an option, though I"m not sure that there is any advantage to it other than more powder capacity if you are into full throttle loads.

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Re: 460 S&W target loads

Postby Uncledom1 » Wed May 18, 2016 2:58 am

Thanks for your reply, ill start working on a mold today. Any suggestions on mold composition? Steel, brass or alum?

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Re: 460 S&W target loads

Postby mtngun » Wed May 18, 2016 5:06 am

Depends on the weight but when in doubt stick with aluminum.


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