This a great varmint hunting and pest control tool. The 460 Magnum utilizes an under-lever cocking mechanism that provides superior leverage when cocking the airgun, resulting in less cocking effort than other spring airguns. With easy to use top-side loading port, micro adjustable sights, fixed rifles barrel, scope capability, and a classic American Sporter stock with rubber butt pad, the 460 magnum delivers the performance, power and grace expected from an RWS rifle. Be one of the first to own this outstanding gun.
RWS 460 Magnum Features
- 2-stage adjustable TO6 trigger
- Iron sights (adj. rear)
- Checkered forearm & grip
- Monte Carlo stock w/raised RH cheekpiece
- 36 lbs. cocking effort
- Beautifully executed stock work and bluing
The first thing I noticed upon unboxing was how light the rifle is. When I got it all unwrapped and had a chance to shoulder it I couldn't believe how well balanced it felt. Then I started to notice the fine woodgrain and the checkering on the fore grip and on the handle. The bluing is deep and rich; when you shake the gun it makes no noise ot rattle whatsoever. I gave it a good cleaning checked all the screws which weren't loose to begin with, mounted a Center Point 4--16x44 illuminated mil-dot scope and started firing away. I was zeroed in 10 rounds at 20 yards and was able to get nickel sized groups within 10 minutes of sitting down, a 1st for me.
3 days and 300 rounds later, I couldn't be happier. Put the crosshairs where you want to hit, pull the trigger and you hit exactly where you aim. The gun was a little stiff but started to loosen up after around 50 shots. Now it cycles smooth as butter. I'd say it probably takes 37 pounds or something like that to cock the rifle.
In some ways it behaves like a magnum springer but in other ways it doesn't shoot or feel like a magnum. My experience has been that most magnum Springers are hard to cock. This rifle being an underlever is easy to cock. Magnum Springers for the most part aren't as accurate as their non magnum counterparts but this rifle is the most accurate and fun to shoot springer I own out of 13, one of which is an RWS 48.
I removed the front site because I have big hands and it was making it challenging to load pallets. The T06 trigger is amazing. There's a slight first stage and then a very crisp second stage you always know when the rifle is going to fire. I'd say the trigger is close to 2 pounds maybe less. When siting in my targets I have to keep my finger out of the trigger guard because the trigger is that light. This light trigger makes for better accuracy.
I can't say enough about how well engineered and beautiful rifle this is. Everything about the rifle exudes craftsmanship and quality. The woodgrain and the monte Carlo style butt stock are so beautiful you'll have almost as much fun looking at it as you will shooting it. You gun enthusiasts understand what I mean.
The only thing you don't get is the lifetime warranty, but I'm sure that may not be necessary with this quality rifle.
Every metal part and the wood stock also- has tight tolerances and is very obviously top-quality machining and craftsmanship.
Every moving part feels tight with no play. You can certainly feel and see the difference between this and a similar looking knock-off from (a large country in asia)
This gun is a little front-heavy because of the solid underlever cocking rod, and the barrel is quite beefy as well, and it is not the more slender type as found on the other "34" models. This is NOT a complaint!
The cocking effort is moderate, but smooth. There is a secure locking mechanism at the end of the cocking stroke that prevents the lever from snapping back closed. Good safety, but makes me hold the gun a different way than what I might be used to, to make a faster more efficient motion. Again, NOT a complaint. Every gun of mine has a different personality.
The iron sights are of decent quality. I can clearly see the neighbors cat through the sights. Yeah, the cat that poops in my garden. No, I can't pull the trigger on that son of an itch, but I'm sure the smooth T-O6 trigger would send a few high-speed stingers his way pretty accurately. I can supply a couple grey and bushy-tailed references that will attest to the power and accuracy. Oh wait, no I can't... I've already eaten them.
If I go hunt something, I take my RWS 460 with no doubts. I don't like it as much as my tx200 for target shooting. My wife like it a lot! Her name is Diana...
The gun is accurate, easy to shoot, easy to maintain.
You get a nice feeling even on rainy days... just taking it out the case and looking thru the scope, feeling the weight of it resting on your hands, or just cleaning the gun.
You can not regret this investment!
This gun as a shooter may be better or worse, but I did not shoot mine. I looked at it and boxed it up to return it. I have no experience with other RWS options but buyer beware, even though this is a high-end rifle it is not all-metal and wood, the way you might imagine.
The TASK: Terminate rodents.
The SOLUTION: I purchased a Gamo Bull Whisper Extreme Air Rifle. Returned the piece of junk. Then I purchased the RWS 460 from AGD. Absolutely flawless air rifle but really heavy and a challenge to cock. Although it was love at first sight, I was at an personal impasse with pros/cons.
I boxed up the 460 and requested a RMA from AGD. For 6 days I passed that cardboard box with regret. On 12-12-12 AGD emailed me my RMA and as I was about to put on the shipping label I decided hold off.
The following morning those pesky rodents were on my new patio furniture clawing away. I busted open the cardboard box and unpacked the 460. I cocked it, dropped in a .22 pellet, with stealth I went outside and swiftly terminated the fleeing rodent at 15 yards. The other rodents must have heard the commotion as they too fled from behind my pool heater, scampering to the brink of safety or so they thought, when I swiftly terminated a second rodent.
The RWS 460 is absolutely the finest air gun system I have shot. Ok so it's a little heavier and some strength is necessary to cock it... however, flawed my initial physical interaction was with the 460, it's smooth, balanced, and crisp! WOW! I almost made a BIG MISTAKE by returning it!
Ohhhhhh... BTW, AGD if you actually read this review I'm not returning my 460, sorry.
I had to learn the hard way. I bought
less expensive rifles in the past thinking
I could save money and still have a good product. The cheap guns have poor tolerances and craftsmanship. They work at first then simply fall apart after extended use. The RWS 460 Magnum is the finest pellet rifle I have ever owned. I am a skeptical person and do not give praise where it is not due. The under lever cocking is easy and quick. I have tried several types of ammunition and find domed pellets between 18 and 26 grains work best. Most hollow points just get ripped apart but JSB Exact Jumbo Monsters (25.4 grains) mushroom out to almost 3/8 of an inch for super knock down power. Beeman Kodiak extra heavy also do well.
The gun has a nice weight and balance to it for free standing shots and is a considerablty lighter than the RWS 54 (no recoil) model and nearly as accurate.
The cocking effort is also much less than the 54 model but please don't get me wrong, I love the 54 model. On performance it is hard to split these 2 guns and is really a coin flip between power vs accuracy. The 54 has the best accuracy and the 460 has the best power or if you don't have to choose one or the other then get one of each.
First shot with the 460 went clean through a 1 gallon paint can complete with contents and made the lid pop off using an RWS Superpoint pellet. Haven't tried any Beeman Kodiak pellets in it yet.
Impressive in all departments and is a quality gun.
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