460 WEATHERBY MAGNUM

We were asked many times to include data for this caliber on our website. And when we got a brand-new Weatherby Mk V rifle here, I thought I will get right down to it and do some shooting. I use a shot bag full of # 9 shot, weighing in at about 17 pounds, between my shoulder and the rifle when shooting off the bench. This set up works great.

The rifle is a Weatherby Mk V with a 26-inch barrel, and a muzzle break. We mounted a Leupold 1.5 5 X scope on it, using Leupold bases and rings. With this set up, the rifle weighed 10.34 pounds. So with a muzzle break and that shot bag, it is not that bad to shoot at all. Also, I did not get any volunteers to help with shooting, as I usually do with the smaller calibers.

We used Weatherby brass and the Federal 215 primers. All groups were 3 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

120.0 H 4831

2364

2.856

HORNADY 500 FMJ

122.5

2405

2.796

 

120.0 H 450

2456

1.791

 

122.5

2492

2.824

 

125.0

2514

2.402

 

127.0

2533

2.261

 

110.0 VVN 550

2399

0.595

 

112.5

2490

1.927

 

115.0

2563

1.394

 

117.5

2608

1.756

 

120.0

2633

1.256

 
       
       
       

The following data was developed by my friend Mitch Carter, in a Weatherby Mk V rifle. It had a 26 barrel and a Weatherby Accubrake.

 

POWDER

VELOCITY

BULLET

118.0 IMR 4350

2547

HORNADY 500 RN

119.0

2563

 

121.0

2607

 

120.0 REL 19

2514

 

121.0

2529

 

122.0

2552

 

124.0

2583

 

126.0

2619

 

118.0 IMR 4350

2611

BARNES X 500

121.0 VVN 560

2538

 

127.0 IMR 4350

2902

BARNES X 400

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

127.0 H 4831 2547 500 HORNADY RN
128.0 2566  
127.5 RL 22 2556  
129.5 2578  
113.0 RL 19 2317 600 BARNES RN
114.0 2331  
115.0 2349  
110.5 RL 15 2761 400 BARNES X
111.5 IMR 4064 2926 350 HORNADY RN
112.5 2954  
114.0 3009  
WEATHERBY FACTORY 2605 500 HORNADY RN
     
     
     
     

 

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