Practically a maiden’s kiss compared to the preceding, but a monster in its own right. The 500-grain bullet exits the rifle at 2,600 fps, with 7,500 foot-pounds of muzzle energy. In an 11-pound bolt-action rifle, you’ll get 93 foot-pounds of recoil. The original version of this cartridge, which appeared in 1958, was loaded a little bit hotter. Even so, shooting a .460 Weatherby is still an unforgettable experience.