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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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