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. Â 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. Â This works out to be a little more than 2300 ft-lbs of energy. Â Stepping down a little,Â Winchester’s .44 Magnum cartridge launches a 250 grain JHP at 1230 fps. Â 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.