460 Steyr


#1

I need information on the .460 Steyr. Headstamp is “STEYR * * * 460 * * *”. The bullet is very sharply pointed and appears to be moly coated brass (confirmation??) I need the bullet weight. I have a factory dummy with no powder and a struck primer. Who made it? What weapon system? Experimental?


#2

Google is your friend. ;)


#3

http://www.municion.org/Steyr/460Steyr.htm


#4

Ron
I won’t attempt to type out everything on the label of my 460 Steyr box, but I’ll try to give you the highlights:

Centerfire-Cartridges for Rifles 10 pieces
Hollowpoint boattail Bullet 600 Grains

(Same again in Austrian/German)

Lot Nr.: SMG 01/06 Made in Austria

Address for both the USA and Austria

50BMG, 460 Steyr, 416 Barrett
Note, mine is a unfired (factory) round, that defiantly shows no sign of a molly coating


#5

Tailgunner–The bullet in my round is not anything like those shown. I believe those are U.S. made rounds for civilian use by AAA Ammo Co. Mine is completely cylindrical for the bottom half with 2 raised bands. The top half is a straight taper (no ojive) to a point and is FMJ, not hollow point. The coating is dark gray, almost looking like steel but is non-magnetic.


#6

Here are the projectile variations I have. Is your projectile the one on the left in the first photo?


Here’s another headstamp variation.

Paul


#7

Paul–Yes, the 1st cartridge on the left is exactly like mine.


#8

Paul, the last three on the right in the lower picture appear to have a shorter case length than the rest. Am I looking at them correctly ??? Bill


#9

That last picture is not to the same scale. I resized all the pictures the same amount for the forum and as there were 3 rounds in this picture (and 2 rounds in the picture it is being compared too) this picture is proportionally smaller, thus giving the appearance of a shorter case.

Paul


#10

I remember being told that a lot of the .460 Steyr in the hands of collectors do not have the correct bullets in, but I can’t give details.

The pic below (from an article on long-range sniping rounds on my website: quarry.nildram.co.uk/Long%20 … niping.htm ) shows mine, which I am told has one of the genuine bullets: there have been many experiments.

Note to self - must retake photo and update article to include the .416 Tyr, which I have since added to my collection.

From left to right: 7.62x51 (for scale), .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, .375 CheyTac, .408 CheyTac, .416 Barrett, .460 Steyr, .50 BMG A-MAX


#11

Thanks, Paul. That had me going for a moment. Bill


#12

[quote=“TonyWilliams”]I remember being told that a lot of the .460 Steyr in the hands of collectors do not have the correct bullets in, but I can’t give details.
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Well, unless someone “faked” the box label also, I’m satisfied that the HP bullet in mine is correct (at least for that “version”)

As the round was developed as a long range (1000+m) anti-personal sniping cartridge, a number of the machine turned “solids” shown don’t appear (to my eye) to be ideal for the intended task (low BC).