.460 Rowland


#1

I have a question for you knowledgeable folk about the overall length of the .460 Rowland.

I have read that it is limited to 1.275 inches like the .45 Auto, but the one I have measures 1.390 inches. Is the bullet not seated deeply enough?


#2

Tony - I have 4 specimens of .460 Rowland I believe to be “factory” loads - that is, not handloaded brass from an individual shooter. They measure:

Brass Case 185 Grain Defense Load - 1.2415"
Brass Case 185 Grain Nosler - 1.2325"
Brass Case 230 Grain JHP - 1.224"
Nickeled brass case, JHP (I forgot to weight this one) - 1.246"

I think yours just has bullet seated to far out.


#3

Thanks John, I’ll have to try to push the bullet further in without damaging it (I lack access to any reloading equipment).


#4

Tony, just take the cartridge with the bullet down and bump gently the head with a plastic hammer until the bullet will enter the case to the desired lenght


#5

Do you have access to a bench vice? I use two pieces of wood over the jaws of a bench vice for this. It works extremely well.


#6

Falcon is right. If I take a bullet out of a cartridge that I want to put back, even though I have a dozen sets of dies or more, I use my nylon-jawed gunsmiths vice. It is like a precision bullet seater. Most pulled bullets, especially if older ammunition, have a discoloration line right where the case mouth was, and I can seat them back precisely to the line, or to any given measurement (with a few thousandths, of course).


#7

Thank you gentlemen, I’ll have a rummage through my tool box - I’m sure I have a small vice somewhere (well, actually I have lots of vices, but you know what I mean!).