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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:35:28 PM »
Yes, I just saw that - Im getting used to posting pictures - so maybe ill go home and get some fresh ones - tried to post a short video of the 460 being fired, but said it was too big!

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:18:59 PM »
that's a fair call - I thought only of availability, and Weatherby ammo is of great quality.

All my life I've used handloads. Indeed in a former shooting life I shot benchrest for the SSAA Australian team around the world, and you could not buy ammo for the BAT PPC I shot, and have never run a factory round through my 257 or 300's.

Only contemplated the factory stuff for Buff, but, gee I reckon the Swift A frames would go hard!

Ill try to get some pics - have never taken one of the 460 yet. Have of other Mk5's thou


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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:52:58 PM »
Never put it over a chrono - just looked at the ADI reloaders guide - which had 350gns - high was 128 of AR2213, and low I think 115? Thought e pretty safe with lighter pill at 125.

There are absolutely no pressure signs, so yes, think could up it.

Just want a general purpose load.

Once I get properly familiar with it, first big shoot will be to NT after Buffalo. Was thinking of simply using factory ammo for them rather than taking reloads?

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:48:44 PM »
Yup - also got some Barnes 300gn pills they make for the SOCOM round - Barnes (who responded to my e-mails) said they were not designed for 460 speeds, but even if the petals came off, the solid core would remain. Have not loaded these yet though.

I do think the 300BT's are worth a crack!

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Custom Shop / Re: Royal Ultramark Custom Rings
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:32:19 PM »
Cheers - yes, Tasco was not very helpful to me either.

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:54:20 PM »
Yup BB - am an Aussie.

Only used 2213SC and 09 as I had some there - although prefer the 2213SC for my 300 and 257 WM's.

Have found 80gns of 2213SC behind 180 accubond or 168BST to work great in the 300, and 69gn 2213SC behind a 100gn Ballistic tip in the 257.

Always happy to try something else though.

The only real surprise I have had with the 460 is recoil. Took it to St Marys indoor range, and 500gn loads off the bench were manageable, with less muzzle flip than my 300 Lazermark (with no brake). The 300gn BT's were pleasant to shoot indeed. I have bought some 300gn Barnes to try also - will load the same as the BT's to start.

Love this big bore stuff.

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Custom Shop / Re: Royal Ultramark Custom Rings
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:48:03 PM »
Id appreciate an update if you hear any news!

Yes, we are a bit of an outpost eh

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Custom Shop / Royal Ultramark Custom Rings
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:02:41 PM »
Hi all - was lucky enough to recently pick up one of these rifles in 300WM that had never been fired - it is absolutely beautiful, and as I have a Lazermark in 300WM, it will probably remain unfired.

However, I have seen in photo's matching scope rings - with the gold etc, but cannot find where to get them.

As I'm in Australia, any assistance would be great!

Cheers

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:53:12 PM »
thanks - as I will also reload it, having some lighter pills for pig and deer size game, I would not want to hurt the belts on the cases.

I know 125gn of AR2213SC (which I think is H4831 in the USA) behind a 300gn Nosler BT does a great job!

Only other load tried to date is 115gn of AR2209 (which I think is H4350) behind a 500gn Swift A frame.

Before this largest rifle owned was a 300 Weatherby (no brake), but I'm starting to love these big bores!

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:27:27 PM »
thanks - that's from the top?

cheers

Yes, I have never had an issue with the staggered mag's - the only other straight-line centerfire mag's I have (Sako 75) they drop out and are loaded from the top like most rimfires.

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:50:47 PM »
Perhaps a task for the weekend! Ill have a crack from the top - but happy to load by releasing the floor plate!


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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 04, 2018, 07:35:33 PM »
thanks for the assistance - no, its a standard mag - 2+1.

All my other mk 5's 300's and 257 are staggered and easily loadable from the top.

I actually did what you suggested and loaded from the bottom - that worked. Just thought there may have been a trick loading from the top.

there are some indentations in the lips towards the chamber end - I was not sure whether they were there to enable a round to be manually pushed partway into the chamber then fed back into the mag via the indentations?

Cheers

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 03, 2018, 06:16:32 PM »
sorry, its a brand new Mk5 Deluxe

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 03, 2018, 06:15:59 PM »
no, factory ammo - are the rounds supposed to press down into the magazine?

when I look down into it, there is some wider sections towards the front of the magazine walls - perhaps it has been reversed?


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Rifles / loading a 460 WM
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:35:11 PM »
Hi all - trust you can assist. I recently purchased a 460 WM, and cannot work out how to load the magazine. Unfortunately the gun shop was not of much assistance - do you push the rounds forward into the chamber then press down and back into the magazine?

They cannot be top loaded like the other Mk5's I have.

On another note, the recoil is overrated - off the bench with 500gn loads with break it was manageable - off hand with the break removed, also with 500gn factory loads it was still manageable.

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