.460 Rowland Wilson Combat 230-grain XTP

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posted on June 7, 2011
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The .460 Rowland is not a .46 caliber. It uses the same size bullet as a .45 ACP, but drives it to a much faster velocity. Recoil can be between stiff and punishing, but this load was tested in a Wilson Combat Hunter 1911, which has a ported barrel. To me, the recoil seemed comparable to standard 230-grain .45 ACP loads—one reason it is included in the "Terminal Tuesday" listings of defensive handgun loads. Penetration was deep and the wound cavity was horrifically large; it cracked the gelatin block. This is a standard factory load from Wilson Combat.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW(grains)
.460 Rowland Wilson Combat 230-grain XTP 1,180 16.75 0.62 156

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