Talk of another new S&W Magnum
There has been talk of another new S&W magnum. This new round will likely be called the .460 S&W Magnum, and will be sized and chambered at .452. The brass is supposed to be slightly longer than the 500 S&W Magnum, and the gun will be built on the new "X"-frame. This new revolver will be able to fire .45 Colt, .454 Casull, along with the .460 S&W Magnum.
From what I've read, tests so far have 200 gr. bullets traveling 2,350 fps, out of an 8" barrel. SAAMI pressures are in the 65,000psi range, and the felt recoil is supposed to be half of the 500 S&W Magnum.
This gun should have many advantages, being able to fire 2 established rounds (.45 Colt / .454 Casull), plus one new round (.460 S&W Magum), with bullet weights ranging from 200 grs. to 400 grs., and a wide variety of powders. Being able to shoot anything from the mildess .45 Colt cowboy action loads, up to 400 gr. nuclear missiles.
It's debut is set for Shot Show 2005 in January, and will likely be offered in the long barrel version first, followed with a Performance Center model, a Lew Horton exclusive, then the 4" model.
I've been debating as to what my next large caliber wheel gun will be, it's between a .44 Magnum, or a .454 Casull. I've been leaning towards the .454 Casull since I already reload .45 Colt, but this new model S&W sounds like it has potential.
If anybody has any more information on this new magnum round and gun from S&W, please include it here.....
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