after the movie today i dropped by the indoor range, Badger Guns in Milwaukee. it was snowing with an unpleasent breeze below freezing all morning so i gave up on going to the rifle range but i wanted to try the 460 out.
initial impressions: DIRTY rund to shoot using the hodgden longshot. its a shotgun powder and more than a little unburnt powder hit me in the face thanks to the compensator. wear your glasses. im going to get some AA#5 after i run out of the longshot. i hope that burns cleaner.
i fired 50 rounds of 230grn FMJ, 3 fail to feed. im not used to my springfield not cycling. definately not a gun mod i would rely on for SD right yet or in the field as a hunting sidearm. 50 rounds isnt much into it yet so im not that worried. the chamber may just need a better throat job than what ccg provided. but im not going to do anything to it till ive run more rounds downrange.
recoil is quite a bit stronger than CCG claimed. i would say its on par with 158grn 357mag out of a 6 inch revolver. rotational torque is quite severe reminds me of shooting the Desert Eagle 50AE. i would rank follow up shots in the same area as my colt python but slower than 45acp.
i fired some standard 45acp 230grn fmj about 20 rounds out of it and recoil was GREATLY reduced with no FTF. recoil with standard 45acp i would say is less than what you experience with a steel frame cz75.
accuracy was superb as seen below:
over all i like it a LOT. its a lot easier to handle than the DE 50AE with equuivelant power levels. i really like this kit and look forward to shooting it a lot more. but for now range only.