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Old 03-18-2017, 04:50 AM
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Going to be working up some deer loads for my performance center 460. Thinking 300 grains. Should I use JHP or JFN? I would think the JFN would offer superior penetration and maybe better BC for longer shots.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:27 AM
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You have got to be kidding.

Any .460 load, would have adequate penetration, on a deer.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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Actually no believe it or not. The factory 200 grain hornady FTX blows up on closer shots because of high velocity. Just like a 570 grain .500 nitro express soft point would be good for lion and double lung shots only on cape buffalo but would not be good for quartering angles on buffalo or elephant. That's when solids come into play. Bullet construction is everything.

"A well placed shot to the vitals of a moose with a .270 will drop him faster than a .458 to the gut"
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If I were to hunt deer with a .460 Magnum I would not feel the need to use a 300gr bullet. A 200gr or 225gr bullet is more than enough. I would use something designed for hunting that will hold together, maybe a Barnes XPB bullet or something similar.
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How about BB?

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This deep penetrating All Copper 275gr. Barnes XP bullet is the best expanding load in 460 S&W I have ever seen as it expands well and still penetrates very deeply. This new load is a great elk/moose/big bear load.
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A ninety pound Calif. Black tail would probably die from lead
splatter off of a near rock............

but a large Mule Deer or White Tail, corn fed might need a healthy load if at any distance.

Are you sure you have enough gun?
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I would just go with a hot .45 Colt out of it.
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240 XTP MAG works fine on small game animals like deer and black bear. Nothing wrong with the 300 XTP MAG just does not shoot as flat.

Other option include any of Barnes XPB, 200, 225, 250, and 275.
The 200 will shoot the flattest of all the bullets acceptable out of the 460. Don't expect to recover any of these - results are fatal.

A frames are available in 300 and 325 , don't expect to recover these either in broadside shoot on deer or anything smaller than bison.

Currently I use North Fork CPS 260 grain on everything- it will be more than adequate and again there will be 2 holes.

Cutting Edge 240 Raptors work well but if you are close expect a large entrance and two holes.

As you already stated I would avoid the 200 FTX as the tend to open to fast on light skinned game and ruin a lot of meat especially at close range; they are fatal though.

Deer just are not that demanding, just choose a bullet that can handle the velocity and will hold together.

Look through older threads on this forum and you will find pictures and more discussion.

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Once the bullet exits the opposite side of the deer... it's job is finished. A 460 is a lot of "overkill" in itself.
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You have got to be kidding.

Any .460 load, would have adequate penetration, on a deer.
Maybe the 460 power is not recognized?
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