I've got an idea that may or may not have some merit and I would like to discuss it.
I am wanting build a bolt action rifle that is chambered in .460 caliber. I'd like to cut the barrel to 16" and thread it for a suppressor.
Here's the idea.
One could shoot the smoking hot .460 cartridge from it, shoot a .454 Casull, and if they feel the need for quiet, they can shoot an off the shelf .45 Colt that is already subsonic. Hornady has a .45 Colt load that is pushing 1000 FPS, rather warm for a .45 Colt, but still subsonic.
A friend of mine that is a shooter was taking about some of the suppressed offerings out there and he was disappointed that nearly all of them were either hard to get or had to be handloaded down to be subsonic.
The idea behind the .460 is so that one can use off the shelf ammo that will kill a pig or a deer out to a 100 yards easy. Since the Hornady stuff is made to expand at handgun velocities, it should be great when it comes to expansion.
I know of some game wardens that use subsonic .44's to cull deer, so this should be an effective caliber.
My hog hunting buddies like the idea too of using off the shelf ammo for suppressed hunting on pigs.
So let me hear your thoughts and ideas. Think its worth doing?