info on .460 Steyr

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by andy_760901, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. andy_760901

    andy_760901 Guest

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    hello all.

    My gun dealer ia about to place an order for a Steyr HS460 for me, along with this rifle i have instructed him to order me 100 cases of .460.

    my question is, does anyone know what head the 460 steyr uses on this cartridge. someone said to me that it is a 416 rigby???

    please, if anyone can be of assistance please let me know. i believe that the .460 cartridge utilizes a 600 degol head?

    i would like to find the eqivelent "commercial" head so i can buy it in my country and avoid the possible high price and difficulty getting the propriery steyr .460 head.

    thanks for your time.
     
  2. Ratel

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  3. BigRedDoug

    BigRedDoug New Member

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    Well I purchased some bullets from AAA and have yet to load them but they gave me the load data. While I was there I picked up some of their cosmetic blems cheep just to check out my new .460. I went to the range to accuracy test & chronograph their loads.

    Now I also have a Barrett 99 50 BMG and let me tell you this .460 is NEAT! The rounds I got from them was from a contract run and they loaded them to 3000 FPS and the first 3 shots were 3003, 3005, 3005 FPS then I went for a five shot accuracy at 200 yards after I got the scope zeroed and the group was .063". THIS GUN DOES NOT KICK! I am very impressed but I wish ammo was cheaper but after you have the brass it is a little cheaper to load this round than the 50 BMG.
    Doug
     
  4. revjen45

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    Tungsten bullets are mentioned in the URL in post #2. Interesting factoid regarding tungsten bullets:
    any metal slivers remaining in the body are highly carcinogenic, demonstrated on lab rodents.
     
  5. powellsm

    powellsm New Member

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    A friend of mine who lives in France has a .460 Steyr and has asked me to help him find the reloading data for the .460 Steyr. He is looking for any and all details for handloading the .460 Steyr from the case dimensions, bullet weights, powder type, amount of powder, primer type, etc. Any information that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,

    [email protected]
     
  6. ETH77

    ETH77 Premium Member

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    Technical specs for the 460 Steyr.
    Look at loads for the 416 Rigby, that's a starting point.

    If that doesn't work, I'd look at reloading a very, very, very light .50 BMG load - back off 20% or more. If you get a squib, you can knock the bullet out. You can always increase the charge, overcharging is not something I even want to get near!

    460steyr
    primer .315"
    neckwidth 0.501"
    cartridge dimensions 11.6x90mm
    bevelheight 0.252"
    stemheight .164"
    rimwidth .805"
    bodyheight 2.800"
    bodywidth .805"
    shortname .460 Steyr"
    shoulderheight 3.060"
    neckheight 3.540"
    bulletvelocity 3000"
    shoulderwidth .720"
    stemwidth .683"
    bulletdiameter .458"
    topwidth .501"
    rimheight .089"

     
  7. powellsm

    powellsm New Member

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    ETH77,

    Thanks for the info on the case dimesions. I'd really like to hear if anyone has actually loaded and fired ammo for the .460 Steyr and find out what components they used for the reloads.

    Thanks again,

    powellsm
     
  8. VAS

    VAS New Member

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    is anyone from Australia, i am having problems trying to source projectiles for the 460 steyr. What is everyone here using ?