The .460 Weatherby Magnum
In 1958 Roy Weatherby had already established his magnums as the hardest-hitting commercial hunting cartridges in the world--except for one little detail. The .458 Winchester Magnum, introduced in 1956, and a host of British large-bore cartridges were still the tools of choice if you were facing the biggest, baddest creatures that walk the African continent.
This, in Roy's mind, simply would not do, so he unleashed his .460 Weatherby Magnum pushing a 500-grain bullet that thundered out at about 2,700 fps and four tons of muzzle energy. This eclipsed even the mighty .600 Nitro Express, with its 900-grain bullet at 1,850 fps generating less than 7,000 foot-pounds.
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