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#193520 - 07/12/18 08:20 AM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: billa]
Randy M
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Thank you csherrill and billa. I appreciate the insight.

Billa - I've considered the SRH .454 as well and may very well go that route instead. Still not sure.

I'm an experienced handgunner as well and haven't ever been recoil sensitive, so the .460 doesn't really give me any hesitation to speak of. The fact that it's big and heavy are two reasons I'm drawn to it. And as crazy as this sounds, I kind-of dig a handful of recoil.
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#193523 - 07/12/18 10:25 AM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: Randy M]
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Randy,

Sounds like you have the right frame of mind for the big handgun. Due to the weight the recoil is not too bad. It obviously goes up with the bullet weight. The sound pressure is intense. It?s by far the loudest gun I own. The cylinder gap will burn and flatten anything in its path. I only use heavy leather or rubber (like a mud flap) when shooting from a rest. It is an awesome gun though. I will be hunting PA deer and bear with it this season. I carry mine on a sling. You can check out some of my other posts.
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#193524 - 07/12/18 12:58 PM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: billa]
Randy M
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Billa, just looked through all your photos. Very nice!

Two questions...the camo on the barrel. Is that dipped/cerakoted? And how do you like the swivel/sling system? I've never see that before and it's pretty stinking genius.
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#193529 - 07/12/18 04:21 PM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: Randy M]
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The camo is just bow tape. The swivel system works great. I have never seen it before except for I have seen rawhide or 550 cord tied around the scope mount to secure the sling. It keeps the sling clear of the cylinder blast better than barrel mounting does. Thanks fer the complement.
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#193530 - 07/12/18 06:45 PM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: billa]
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Something to remember Randy...the 460's like long barrels...8 3/8 or longer..shorter barrels only give you ballistics VERY similar to the 454 Casull..all that powder needs a long barrel...obviously that's common sense, but shorter barrels may be handier, but lack what you need to get the 460's true potential

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#193531 - 07/12/18 10:29 PM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: Franchise]
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I agree with Franchise that longer barrels are necessary to tap the potential of the 460.
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#193535 - 07/13/18 04:08 AM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: Randy M]
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 Originally Posted By: Randy M
I've searched this on here and didn't find much. That or I'm not keying the terms correctly.

Regardless, I'm looking seriously into this pistol and looking for personal experience on here. Anyone care to weigh in on this handgun? I'd most likely go with the older style in 8.3" barrel.

To piggy back on to this...I JUST bought a TC Encore, 15" .308. This is my second Encore - I sold my last one probably 10 years ago and regretted it. So, I bought another a few months ago and have spent a lot of time with it. Killed a turkey with it this past May and to be perfectly honest, as soon as I pulled the trigger I remembered why I sold my first one. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but it just doesn't 'do' it for me. Maybe I'm a revolver guy (freaking love my .44 Raging Bull). Maybe I'm a big bore straight wall guy. I don't know, but it's just uninspiring to me. I'm not going to sell this one as I see a potential need for it in Fall '19, but I honestly don't know if I'll hunt with it this coming season. That probably sounds nuts to everyone on here.

Back to original topic...460 XVR...what say you, my short-barreled brethren?

Randy



Unless you are completely sold on the XVR, you might consider a .454 Casull barrel for your Encore. Checking velocities with two of my loads recently showed that with my 12" barrel they came in at the low end of 460S&W revolver velocities. These loads used W296 and were below max loads listed in data from the bullet manufacturers.

These loads also used 9-10 grains less W296 than minimum 460S&W loads for the same weight bullets (240gr & 260gr) according to Hodgdon data. 9-10gr of W296 is a lot of powder! Burning less powder per round also means you would get 41-44 more rounds per pound of powder (according to my .454 Casull loads compared to Hodgdon minimum 460S&W loads).

I'm not trying to talk you out of a revolver. I prefer revolvers most of the time. Just something else to consider.
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#193536 - 07/13/18 07:37 AM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: pab1]
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For sure on barrel length. I wouldn't get anything less than the 8" version.
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#193537 - 07/13/18 09:33 AM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: Randy M]
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RANDY: THE 8 3/8ths ARE STOCK GUNS, NOT PC GUNS, IF YOU GET ONE GET A PC GUN IN AT LEAST 10 INCH BARREL LENGTH. A NICE PC 14 INCHER IS FOR SALE IN THE "CLASSIFIEDS"
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#193539 - 07/13/18 12:07 PM Re: 460 XVR Experiences? [Re: 45MAN]
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Personally, I like my stock 8 3/8 inch 460XVR better than the PC models. To each his own as I know many do like the larger, heavier PC guns. I also prefer the over cylinder scope mounting vs. the integral on barrel rail. Again, strictly a personal preference.
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