.460 Steyr, from 50 BMG, 525 gr. Solid, One Cartridge not a Box!
.460 Steyr, from new 50 BMG cases, One Cartridge not a box, Please click on the picture or title to view more information.
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One Cartridge not a Box: .460 Steyr, made from “NEW” 50 BMG brass, (head-stamps may vary) and loaded with a 525 grain, Solid alloy projectile, turned on a CNC machine tool machine. (Computer Numerical Controlled).Other names for this cartridge or A.K.A.s include: 11.64 Steyr, ..460 HSR, .460 HWG, .460/50 Browning, 11.6×90, 11.65×90.5, and Iran produces an unlicensed under the called “AM-50 Sayyad” and Syria has produced another unlicensed called “Golan S-0”
History of the 460 Steyr cartridge: The 460 Steyr was designed by Horst Grillmayer (Austria) in 2002, and the projectiles were designed by Guido Wasser of Switzerland with first production cases made from 50 BMG by Igman Zavod (Yugoslavia).The rifle and cartridge was put into production by Steyr Mannlicher in (approximately) 2004.Now used in a dozen or more different counties military.The 460 Steyr was a way to offer an ultra long range, sporting / sniper rifle and cartridge that would not break the laws of many European countries, which forbade the general public from using a 50 BMG cartridge: (BMG = Browning Machine Gun).As with the .416 Barrett cartridge (which is used in the U.S. Military and private citizens), the 460 Steyr cartridge was developed shortening and necking down the .50 BMG case; however, the 460 Steyr is longer and necked down to 458 caliber projectile verses the 416 caliber projectile for the 416 Barrett.The Steyr head stamp cartridge has not yet been imported or currently available in the United States however, we have some custom made 460 Steyr cartridges available, made from new 50 BMG brass cases.