I'm not into lever actions. I don't see their appeal.
Even though it's a big pistol chambering, it's still a pistol chambering in a rifle. And yes, I have shot the 460 in a S&W revolver. I can say I've done it. One session was enough.
It appears the cost could be in the $3k to $4k ballpark. For that amount of coin, one can have a full-on custom bolt action rifle made by a talented 'smith. The rifle would include a top-quality action (Bighorn, Surgeon, Defiance), a tremendous barrel, a top rate stock, a great trigger, a detachable magazine. Furthermore, the custom bolt action could place 5 shots in a dime at 100 yards, and depending on the caliber chosen be accurate out to at least 1,000 yards -- even 1,500 yards.
Then think about how much you'll use a fancy lever action rifle. Most likely a big investment that just sits in the safe. Probably a limited market if you want to resell it.
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2400fps would get the job done. When I traded to a BFR the guy let me shoot it first. Said it drops 10 inches at 250 yards with the ten inch barrel. After a few rounds I was able to shoot 5 rounds one handed. Doesn't make for a good carry piece tho.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
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