Firearm Forums - Arms Locker banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anybody have and thoughts or likes, dislikes on a 460 Weatherby Mag. I might be getting a Weatherby MK V delux in 460 Mag from my uncle. I know it's way more gun then I will ever need, but Just having it and going and shooting sounds exciting, hopefully won't knock me on my butt :))) I think it's about 4 or 5 years old, he said paid about 2400 for it. said I could have it for 800 if I wanted it....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,484 Posts
I'd buy it just for the fun of it.There's an old joke about Weatherby 460's.
It goes"For sale.One LNIB 460Weatherby mag.Fired once.Comes w/19rnds.Make offer"
:)


BTW,the cheapest I've ever seen one was twice what your offer is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,890 Posts
The 460 has a reputation for fierce recoil.

Buy it for the $800. If you like it, keep it, big bores ARE fun, and the 460 passes the test of a big bore, namely, "you shoot it until it hurts, this should happen sometime between the first and second shot."

If you don't like it, put it in the paper for $1500, someone will buy it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Yes I have heard it kicks like a mule on steriods.. I have shot a .50 bmg, is it anything like that? I think I will get it.. Was looking at ammo, very expensive although
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,279 Posts
Largest I've shot was the 340 Wby Mag. I'd buy it and put padding on my shoulder. If somebody kids you about the sissy pad, just let them shoot it without one.

RIKA
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,117 Posts
recoil comparison would depend upon the wt of the guns involved. If you just want to get the crap beaten out of you, a 3.5" 12 ga single shot, is much cheaper, and so is the ammo for it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,890 Posts
The .460 kicks a lot worse than a .50BMG simply because it doesn't have that big, artillery cannon muzzle brake on it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
779 Posts
Hmmm.....well since I've fired a few prototype .50BMG rifles sans muzzle brake and recoil pad I'd say the mule on steriods would be about right. But then again the .50's I shot averaged around 37lbs, IIRC.
 

·
Site Founder
Joined
·
4,814 Posts
I believe that Barrett has a warning in their manuals stating that they do not recommend that you fire their .50bmg rifles without the muzzle brake attached. The recoil can cause something called "retinal separation". This sounds like a BAD thing to have happen to you!

Plus I would think that the greatly reduced margin of safety between your face and the end of the scope with the increased recoil would be something you should thing real hard about.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
yes I sure wouldn't want that to happen. I will say the 460 is now on the way to me, so I will get to find out soon just how much it does kick. If I can afford to go by a box of bullets, which nobody in town carries, I have to goto cabela's in Kansas city to get them or order them...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,279 Posts
Congratulations! Remember that you can always load him down with lighter bullets.

RIKA
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Thanks Raider, I just wanted to say I got the rifle today and is a wonderful looking rifle, bit heavier then i thought it would be but tollerable. I can't imagine hunting anything with it in Kansas so probably won't be lugging it around either.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,117 Posts
better use the standing benchrest and the shotbag on your shoulder, as I suggested in another thread here, and beware getting "weatherby brow' from the scope.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,484 Posts
sgtbpm said:
I can't imagine hunting anything with it in Kansas so probably won't be lugging it around either.
Don't you folks have any wild combines or tractors that need putting down? :dgrin:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,890 Posts
sgtbpm said:
I can't imagine hunting anything with it in Kansas so probably won't be lugging it around either.

Hey, they make good 'chuck guns. . .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,279 Posts
I understand it works really well for those reptoids too.

RIKA
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top