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RWS Model 460 .22 Beech w/scope

RWS Model 460 .22 Beech w/scope
 
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SKU R-216-6448
Manufacturer RWS
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High Power, Underlever, Spring Rifle

 

Super Powerful Spring Air Rifle
Underlever Cocking


The RWS 460 Magnum utilizes an under-lever cocking mechanism that provides superior leverage when cocking the airgun, resulting in less cocking effort than other spring guns. The 460 offers magnum velocities of 1250 fps in .177 and 1000 fps in .22. With an easy to use top-side loading port, micro adjustable sights, fixed rifled barrel, an 11 mm scope rail, and a classic American Sporter stock with rubber butt pad, the 460 magnum delivers the performance, power, and grace expected from an RWS rifle. This lever action RWS is available in .177 or .22 calibers with a scope and mount.

Technical Data for the RWS Model 460:

Total Weight 8.3 lbs
Overall Length 45.0"
Stock Right Hand **
Sights Scope Included (4x32)
Mounting Method 11mm Raik
Caliber .177, .22
Cocking Method Underlever
Cocking Effort Medium/Hard
Recoil Rating Heavy
Power Plant Spring Piston
Shot Capacity Single Shot

** Right handed cheek piece may also be shot by left handed shooters.
 

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.22
1000
20-23 fpe

 

Our Take - RWS Model 460

Velocity Test Results for the RWS Model 460

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
3
5
5

The Our Take testing of the RWS 460 has been a long time coming. But we finally received the .22 caliber and found some time to do the testing. This rifle definitely rates up there with the other super powerful spring rifles such as the RX-2, Patriot, Tomahawk, 48, 52, 54 and 350.

I have used this sentence in other Our Take write-ups but it is so universally true that I'll repeat it again. And it is that generally speaking, it can be difficult to get spring airguns that shoot at very high velocity levels to group well and especially with light pellets. The Model 460 did a pretty good job of handling pellets of all shapes and weights. We were very surprised to see that a spring airgun of such high power levels could shoot as accurately as it did. Of course, we don't test for accuracy when doing the Our Take testing. It is a velocity test but when shooting that many pellets of all kinds, we can't help but notice if the gun tends to throw pellets all over the place or whether it shoots them reasonably well. The 460, as all other super powerful springers, did better with the medium or heavier pellets but surprisingly it didn't throw the lighter pellets all over the place. It kept them in reasonable (if not great) groups and that's always a positive thing. We found that one of it's strengths was that it kept the velocity range very small from pellet to pellet. It was not unusual to have velocity spreads of only 5-8 fps. That's very good for a power rifle and we wanted to be sure to note that in this write-up.

As with the other powerful springers and gas ram rifles, this gun will be an excellent longer-range plinker and pest control gun. It does have some recoil and motion but we were surprised to find that it was much less than we expected. It was acceptably smooth for a gun that shoots as hard as it does. And the cocking effort was considerably less than I expected. Real powerful guns usually require some heavy cocking effort and that just wasn't the case at all with the 460. In fact, it didn't cock any harder than most of the medium powered underlever rifles. That is a real positive for the guy that wants a lot of power without the big cocking effort.

The velocity is advertised at 950 fps in .22 caliber which our tests were unable to verify. Our tests, however, came fairly close with a top velocity of 878 fps. Many guns don't measure up to manufacturer advertising claims though, so don't let that turn you off to the gun. This is one powerful hunting gun which still packs 20-23 fpe of pure hunting power. Nowadays it's always possible that the importer used a Gamo 4 grain pellet for testing to get the extra high velocity. We'll never know.

We found the accuracy to be quite good for it's power range and hitting the mark should not be much of a problem for the average shooter. Being as powerful as it is, there was a fair amount of recoil but less motion than we expected. We have to say that the gun was much easier to cock and shoot than we expected and while it's a howitzer, it might just be one of the easier ones to learn to shoot.

In summary, the gun is well worth the money for a hunter or person looking for a lot of power in a .22. We were disappointed that the manufacturers overstated the velocity because it simply isn't necessary to do so. The model 460 has plenty of power and we don't understand the need to overstate velocities when they are just fine as they actually are using standard weight pellets. But we understand that every manufacturer and importer tries to get an edge in the marketplace. But it doesn't change the fact that the 460 is going to make a very good howitzer for a lot of shooters.


.177 Caliber Pellets

 Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
 Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
FTT Green Lead Free
5.56
5.80
1078
15
923
11
779
8
608
5
.012
Baracuda Green Lead Free
6.48
6.70
967
14
835
10
694
7
517
4
.010
Super-H-Point
6.90
7.10
971
15
811
10
646
7
446
3
.008
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
993
15
805
10
623
6
406
3
.007
Hobby
6.90
7.10
968
15
791
10
612
6
398
3
.007
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
7.00
1000
16
828
11
659
7
455
3
.008
Silver Bear
7.10
7.00
976
15
814
10
649
7
447
3
.008
H&N Match HS
7.56
7.60
971
16
837
12
696
8
518
5
.010
Premier Lite
7.90
8.00
937
16
856
13
759
10
630
7
.016
JSB Express
7.90
7.90
963
16
851
13
727
9
569
6
.012
JSB Predators
8.00
8.10
936
16
838
13
726
10
579
6
.013
H&N Match
8.18
8.20
924
16
814
12
689
9
528
5
.011
SuperPoint
8.20
8.20
888
14
768
11
630
7
452
4
.009
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.20
912
15
796
12
664
8
495
5
.010
Meisterlugeln Rifle
8.20
8.20
905
15
780
11
639
7
460
4
.009
SuperDome
8.30
8.20
911
15
785
11
651
8
472
5
.015
JSB Exact
8.44
8.40
941
17
876
14
797
12
690
9
.021
Silver Sting
8.64
8.40
912
16
796
12
664
8
495
5
.010
Spitzkugel
8.64
8.10
928
16
808
12
673
8
502
5
.010
Field Target Trophy (FTT)
8.64
8.60
923
16
856
14
773
11
660
8
.019
Field Target Special (FTS)
8.64
8.50
920
16
856
14
777
11
669
8
.020
FTS Double Gold
8.80
8.70
893
15
820
13
730
10
607
7
.016
Crow Magnum
8.80
8.00
874
15
800
13
708
10
582
7
.015
SuperMag
9.30
9.30
810
14
716
11
600
7
446
4
.010
Kodiak Double Gold
10.19
10.30
796
15
754
13
697
11
614
9
.023
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.30
827
16
789
14
737
12
660
10
.027
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.40
809
15
771
14
719
12
642
10
.026
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.50
786
14
753
13
708
12
639
10
.029
Kodiak Match
10.65
10.50
799
15
751
13
687
11
593
8
.020
Kodiak
10.65
10.30
812
15
763
13
697
11
602
8
.020
Silver Arrow
11.57
11.60
755
15
693
12
611
10
495
6
.014
JSB Monster
13.43
13.40
700
15
673
14
635
12
575
10
.030
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.70
541
10
511
9
469
8
405
6
.021

.22 Caliber Pellets

 Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
 Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
Meisterkugeln 
13.90
14.10
932
22
734
17
615
12
457
7
.010
Super H Point 
13.90
14.40
809
21
715
16
600
12
445
6
.010
Premier
14.30
14.30
838
22
788
20
722
17
628
13
.021
JSB Express
14.30
14.40
826
22
783
20
726
17
642
13
.024
SuperDome
14.50
14.50
812
21
718
17
602
12
447
6
.010
SuperPoint
14.50
14.40
808
21
705
16
580
11
415
6
.009
FTS
14.60
14.70
818
22
763
19
690
16
586
11
.018
FTS Double Gold
14.72
14.70
780
20
731
17
666
14
571
11
.019
Napier ProHunter
15.40
15.10
776
20
732
18
673
15
585
11
.021
Silver Sting 
15.74
16.00
767
20
704
18
620
14
502
9
.014
JSB Exact 
15.90
15.90
792
22
752
20
698
17
617
13
.024
JSB Predator
16.10
16.20
773
21
723
19
655
15
556
11
.018
LR Missile Lead Free
16.60
16.90
773
22
704
19
615
14
490
9
.013
Silver Arrow 
17.10
17.70
731
21
656
17
559
12
425
7
.011
JSB Exact Heavy
18.00
18.20
741
22
708
20
661
18
590
14
.026
Crow Magnum 
18.20
18.00
708
20
647
17
565
13
449
8
.013
Kodiak
21.10
21.20
640
19
609
17
566
15
501
12
.024
Kodiak Double Gold
21.12
21.30
601
17
570
15
526
13
459
10
.022
JSB Exact Monster
25.40
25.30
564
18
540
16
505
14
452
11
.027

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2 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Raptortrapper
Feb 21, 2015
Take this review with a grain of salt as this is my first serious air rifle in .22 caliber. I have shot a high power .177 rifle for years, and it did the job, but I wanted to step up to a 22 caliber for serious hunting. This gun is a flat out laser. I put about 200 - 250 pellets through it just to smooth things out, then mounted the scope and sighted in at 10 yards. First three shot group was WELL under a half inch, and I haven't even gone through the process of finding the pellet that this gun likes. JSB Exact Heavy Diablo's are what I'm using, and they are doing great so far. The gun is easy to shoot. Hold it lightly, let it do its thing, and its darn near dead on every time. For a serious hunting gun, this will do everything I need and then some. Extremely glad I got this gun.

Advantages: I like the heavier weight to the gun. Some reviews I read complained about the weight, but I think it is great. Helps me hold steady, and takes away the recoil that I expected to have from a high power air gun. It is very easy to shoot, and I wish I had bought this years ago. I think it is going to be "go to" gun for years to come.

Disadvantages: Not a single thing. This gun was built to be a high power hunting gun, and that is exactly what it is. If you expect more or less out of it, you'll have "disadvantages". But if you want a gun that will reach out and tag something, this one is it.
Bart Brown
Jun 4, 2014
I have been using this gun for about one year now for rock chuck control. The dogs and my wife were not real happy with the powder burners so I thought I would give this gun a try. The Dianna 34 in .22 was not really powerful enough for consistent kills but the 460 in .22 does the trick if you do your part. After break in the gun quieted down quite a bit and is easy to cock for a heavy springer. At 30 to 40 yards the gun consistently eliminates the chucks with head and upper torso shots. This rifle is hold sensitive( as are most springers) but with a little practice it is easy to get on to. Holding it very loosely and just let it do it's thing seems to work best for me. Crossman premiers in 14.3 and the JBS extra heavies ( both in round nose) seem to group well in my gun. For whatever reason the hollow points and the "pointy" pellets were less predictable in my hands. Overall I think this is a good hunting gun that is well made and should last a long time if cared for properly. Be sure to buy decent glass and stout scope mounts. You will be much happier in the long haul. I purchased a 3-9 scope but if I had it to do over I would have gotten a 4-12 to aid my aging eyes. Be aware that this gun will roll through 5/8's plywood at 30 to 40 yards so be cognizant of your background.

Advantages: well made,pretty darn accurate, not too loud, plenty of power, easy to cock, just fun to shoot

Disadvantages: pellets are a little hard to load with big hands but you will get used to it, not the lightest gun to steady shooting off hand, safety can get knocked off pretty easy if you are not careful ( it does reengage though)