.460 Rowland

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.460 Rowland
.460 Rowland (JHP).jpg
Cartridge with JHP bullet
Game information
All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)
Category (P)istol caliber
Recoil level 4
Cost per round Parallar symbol.png 3.50
Weight per round (units) 0.02
Quantity (retail box/bulk can) 50 / 500
Damage tables
Type LDV C1 C2 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +4 63% 57% 50% 41% 32% 16% 5%
Handloading information
Primer type Large pistol
Powder type Pistol powder
Projectile type .452, 230 grain
Cost per case Parallar symbol.png 0.467
Standard load (SP) 140 pwdr
Cold load (-P) 126 pwdr
Hot load (+P) 154 pwdr
Super load (+P+) 168 pwdr
Real world information
Ref. barrel length (inches) 5 (1911SS .460)
Muzzle velocity 384 m/s (1260 ft/s)
Muzzle energy 1099 Joule (811 ft-lbf)
Country of origin United States.png United States
Year 1998

.460 Rowland is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (P)istol caliber, and was originally designed for 1911 conversions.

.460 Rowland is pronounced four sixty Rowland. The cartridge is named after its original designer, Johnny Ray Rowland. It is essentially a slightly elongated .45 ACP; the case length was increased by 1/16" inch (~1.58mm). This seemingly small change allows .460 Rowland to be loaded at up to near-.44 Magnum power. The use of a muzzle brake is more than recommended to tame the extreme recoil this cartridge can generate.

Although in real life, Johnny Rowland himself has stated it is safe to chamber and fire .45 ACP ammunition in .460 Rowland converted firearms provided that they are properly configured (recoil springs in particular; see his website's FAQ at question 16), I do not recommend it and therefore, do not consider it possible to do so in the game, unless that firearm is a revolver (similar to a .357 Magnum revolver shooting .38 Special). GMs and players who wish to ignore this rule and make it possible are free to do so if they feel it would enhance their enjoyment of the game.

This caliber may also be known as .460 Row, .460 Rwd, or simply .460. There is no formal metric designation for this caliber, but if one existed, it would likely be 11.43x24mm, although this is not a recommended designation, as it is very close to .45 ACP's own metric designation.


Base weapons

This is one of the so-called rare calibers. There are no base weapons chambered in this caliber.

However, one firearm may act as a .460 Rowland revolver in certain circumstances:

  • The Taurus Raging Judge Magnum M513 may act as a .460 Rowland revolver, when loaded with a .460 Rowland/.45 ACP 5-round moon clip. See the weapon's page for more details.

Barrel length groups

The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.

Group name Barrel length range Damage multiplier
Handgun Up to 6" 1.0x
Long handgun 6.1" - 10.9" 1.2x
Carbine 11" and up 1.3x

Retail information

.460 Rowland ammunition can be purchased in gun shops and weapon shops in boxes of 50 rounds or bulk cans of 500 rounds.

The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:

Brand name Composition Available projectile types
Standard Reg/SP FMJ (1.0x)
Lead (0.5x)
JHP (3.0x)
Personal Defense Reg/+P FMJ (1.1x)
JHP (3.3x)

The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.

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