Winchester Ammunition Introduces a Reduced Recoil .460 S&W Magnum Load

Winchester 460 Ammo

Winchester Ammunition introduced a reduced recoil loading for the .460 S&W Magnum cartridge. Winchester claims an almost 50% reduction in recoil compared to their other loads, but still throws a 250 grain JHP at 1450 fps.  This works out to be about 1167 ft-lbs of energy.

By way of comparison, the Winchester 260 grain Partition Gold load in this caliber uses a slightly heavier bullet (260 grains) at 2000 fps.  This works out to be a little more than 2300 ft-lbs of energy.  Stepping down a little, Winchester’s .44 Magnum cartridge launches a 250 grain JHP at 1230 fps.  So this load is going to be more powerful than a .44 Magnum, but will be significantly downloaded from the top .460 S&W Magnum loads.