I am in the market for a hunting revolver as you may have guessed with my other post (629).
I see that S&W offers a 6 1/2" barrel version of the 460. I am looking for information on how the gun handles with this barrel length and the performance of the .460 round with this barrel length.
I have a general idea of what I am looking for in a hunting revolver; 6"-8" barrel, .44 caliber or bigger, stainless, frame adpted for the use of a scope. My current list is SW 629, SW 460, and Ruger Super Redhawk.
Any thoughts on the above choices? Any other suggestions?
The .460 has the best ballastics for hunting versus the .44mag & .500, according to those who know such things. Flatter trajectory, etc. seems to fit this one best.
As for "how it handles", that's too subjective to the individual, IMO.
Unless you handload & want to use extreme "bear/moose" loads or such, I'd choose the S&W over the Ruger for accuracy & better trigger out of the box.
You'd gain a bit in velocity with the 8" barrel but the balance is better with the 6", IMO.