- Or maybe "Our Government is responsible and far-sighted and always spends our taxes wisely."
The 460 S&W Magnum was invented by Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (A Limited Liability Trust Company pursuant to the Act and Banking Law) to take advantage of their five shot X-Frame revolvers oversized 2.3 inch cylinder length. (The demand for boat anchors being static).
This 460 S&W cartridge is basically a .454" Casull case lengthened to 1.8" - The .454" Casull (1.383" case) is in its turn a lengthened & up-powered .45"Colt (1.285" long case) cartridge - that itself isn't at all under-powered. - It might perhaps be called a 'Superposed-Magnum'.
460S&W, .454Casull, .44"Magnum, .45"ACP, .22"LR
You might describe this cartridge as a high power handgun hunting cartridge that uses an increased powder charge and very high internal pressures to drive its .452" diameter bullet at a velocity of up to 2,330ft./per sec.
XVR stands for 'Extreme Velocity Revolver'
X Frame makes M629 44 Magnum Look Small.
Does My Bum Look Fat In This?
I definitely wouldn't want to stand in front of one - but then again, even with this steel lump weighing up to 72 ounces (that's 4.5lb. - over 2Kg!) I don't want to be behind one either .. or to either side!
We use our unique human 'biped' stance to free our hands - but a heavy kicking two kilos is a massive lump of thunder to hold-out at arms length when shooting standing upright - it would be easier to sit and flinch at a bench with this S&W X Frame eh.
- Did you ever think about why we go on two legs rather than four? - Maxine Sheets-Johnstone from the University of Oregon thinks that long ago we men rose up onto our hind legs as a way to show-off our penises.
Men have those. - In her view females were doing it for the opposite reason - to conceal their genitals - which are otherwise much more on display when on all fours.
Social Anthropology in shooting eh ..
- But on the other hand - to be fair - waving about a revolver with up to 65,000 p.s.i internal pressure??
For Masochistic S&W X Frame Flashers.
Have a great day,