Identification cartridge-.460 Steyr


#1

I found this spent case bat I can not identify the cartridge

the measures are:
internal = 0.443" (11,55 mm)
M = 0.498" (12,67 mm)
N = 0.501" (12,7 mm)
S = 0.719" (18,22 mm)
H = 0.792" (20,14 mm)
G = 0,670" (17,02 mm)
R = 0,796" (20,23 mm)
CL = 3,516" (89,36 mm)
NL = 0,501" (12,74 mm)
SL = 2,822" (71,69 mm)
HL = 0,235" (5,97 mm)
GW = 0,089" (2,27 mm)
RT = 0,074" (1,89 mm)

thanks for info


#2

Hi Norby, this is a .460 Steyr formed from a Cal. .50 case. Regards, Fede.


#3

Thanks fede!


#4

I have the same case.

I was told that these modified 50 BMG cases were made in Germany


#5

AAA Ammunition of Omaha Nebraska, USA. That .50 BMG caliber headstamp is commonly available commercially in new primed brass for shooters and reloaders of the caliber. AAA necks and sizes that case for .460 Steyr applications.

aaa-ammo.com/steyr.htm


#6

This pic shows a complete round, along with some similar items (from my web article on long-range sniping ammo: quarry.nildram.co.uk/Long%20 … niping.htm ):

From left to right: 7.62x51 (for scale), .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Norma Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, 9x85 MEN, 9.3x64 Russian, .375 CheyTac, .408 CheyTac (Extreme Performance loading), .416 Tyr (Extreme Performance loading), .416 Barrett, .460 Steyr, .50 BMG (Primetake loading). The last five rounds in this group are all loaded with machine-turned solid brass bullets by specialist companies.