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Thread: 460 S&W/45 Raptor....

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    460 S&W/45 Raptor....

    That's it . I almost have it in hand , a "pistol cartridge carbine" that fits a Mauser bolt face holds 5 and can be loaded from ACP or Schofield well into lever gun mid range 45-70 loads . The Raptor uses direct exchange data from the 460 . That means that I can shoot some really fast 180-200 gr bullets and some seriously heavy heavy weights . Any game is fair game .

    I have several moulds for the 452 bore RB , 45-200, 454424 , 452-255 , 457-340 and a paperable 431421 at .448 so I have the low end go fast covered and a couple of satisfactory hunting bullets .
    What about a long range bullet ? Is there an under 500 gr bullet shaped like the Money or various 535s ? Maybe a PP that will size to .448 ?
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    Harter66, have you got you 45 Raptor running? I am interested in casting advice for this round.

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    I just built a Raptor. Runs like a champ.


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    Was looking into this a year or so ago and things got busy... so what is the best upper/combo out there at the moment? I remember there was a website that had a lot of the 460 raptor stuff for sale but I couldnt find anything else anywhere else. Still the same?
    Looking for Ideal molds 419181 (44 Evans Long) and 375167 (38-72)
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxreloader View Post
    Was looking into this a year or so ago and things got busy... so what is the best upper/combo out there at the moment? I remember there was a website that had a lot of the 460 raptor stuff for sale but I couldnt find anything else anywhere else. Still the same?
    I used matching Aero upper and lower.


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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check