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Anyone else shooting .460 Rowland?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Free_Stater, May 7, 2016.

  1. Free_Stater

    Free_Stater Distinguished Poster

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    I thought about it for years, then one night when I couldn't sleep I ended up ordering a conversion kit from 460Rowland.Com. After a good bit of tweaking and phone calls back and forth to Thomas Scriminger at the company, it's running fine with a base gun of a Colt Combat Elite.

    Fun round, fun to shoot, and it does hit like a sledgehammer, as the advertising claims. 13170680_994212933967129_1636984613_o.jpg
     
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  2. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    No experience, but nice pistol.
     

  3. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Ditto on the above^^^^^
     
  4. Free_Stater

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    It's an oddity, sort of. But the ballistics of the Rowland cartridge are impressive. It'll put out a 185-grain bullet at 1,575 fps or a 230 at 1,400 fps. That's pushing into the .44 Magnum's territory. My "light" handloads of a 185-grain Nosler Custom Competition JHP average 1,403 fps. In a 1911 platform, mind you...
     
  5. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    Looks like a nice gun; not familiar with the Roland, is it a lengthened .45 APC? I seem to remember some round that used rifle cases as a basis for a pistol case because they had thicker brass at the base...something like that?
     
  6. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

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    .44 auto mag used .308 brass.
     
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  7. Free_Stater

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    The case is 1/16" longer, and the brass is thicker at the base and web. The extra length guarantees that it won't end up in someone's favorite 1911, while the beefing up over all takes the maximum pressure from 22,000 to 39,000.