What is the effective range of 458 win mag?

110 yd
As almost all dangerous game hunting is conducted at short ranges with most shootings occurring well within a distance of 60 yd (55 m), the .458 was not designed as a long range hunting cartridge. Its effective hunting range against large dangerous game is considered less than 110 yd (100 m).

How hard does a 458 win mag kick?

Looking at some generalized figures, as rifle weight and stock fit will vary, the . 458 Winchester Magnum with its standard load will generate 62 ft. -lbs. of recoil energy at a recoil speed of 21 fps.

How much does a 300 win mag drop at 400 yards?

300 Winchester Magnum ~ 180 Grain ~ Trajectory Chart

Range (Yards) Velocity (Ft/Sec) Wind Drift (inches)
200 2600.9 2.39
300 2431.7 5.55
400 2268.8 10.19
500 2112.1 16.47

How much recoil does a 458 Lott have?

458 Lott has about 15% more recoil than the 500 grain load from the . 458 Winchester Magnum. Note that . 458 Lott load compared above is for a 500 grain bullet at 2,250 feet per second (which is the fastest load in my reloading manual).

Is 458 win mag a straight wall cartridge?

The . 458 Winchester Magnum is a straight-walled case, using the H&H belt of brass for proper headspacing. Driving a 510-grain bullet at the same muzzle velocity of 2150 fps, the . 458 Winchester Magnum was a success—at least in theory.

Is the 458 Lott a straight wall cartridge?

The . 375 H&H Magnum case blown out and shortened to 2.800 inches (71.1 mm). The . 458 Lott was designed in response to perceived inadequacies and problems encountered with the ….

.458 Lott
Parent case .375 H&H Magnum
Case type Straight, belted
Bullet diameter .458 in (11.6 mm)
Neck diameter .481 in (12.2 mm)

How far can you accurately shoot a 300 win mag?

1,210 yards
The . 300 Win Mag sees use in long-range benchrest shooting competitions and has been adopted by law enforcement marksmen and by a few specific branches of the U.S. Military for use by snipers. Maximum effective range is generally accepted to be 1,210 yards (1,110 m) with ammunition incorporating low-drag projectiles.

Which is better 300 win mag or 6.5 Creedmoor?

300 Win Mag fires larger diameter and significantly heavier bullets at a higher velocity than the 6.5 Creedmoor. The . 300 Win Mag has a flatter trajectory and has significantly more kinetic energy at typical hunting ranges, but the 6.5 Creedmoor has much less recoil.

Is a .458 Lott straight walled?

The . 458 Winchester Magnum is a straight-walled case, using the H&H belt of brass for proper headspacing. Driving a 510-grain bullet at the same muzzle velocity of 2150 fps, the .

Who makes a 458 Lott rifle?


.458 Lott
Manufacturer A-Square
Produced 1989
Variants .458 Lott Improved, .450 Watts Magnum, .450 Ackley Magnum

How far can a 458 Win Mag shoot?

A 458 Win Mag can be sited to shoot flat over 150 metres, which is more than adequate. While these calibres are intended for shooting large animals at close range they are generally quite accurate at distance as well.

Why is the Winchester 458 Win Mag so short?

In designing the 458 Win Mag, Winchester decided to keep the case as short as possible to avoid the need for a magnum sized bolt action. This meant that compressed powder loads were necessary in order to squeeze in enough propellant to achieve the 2,100 fps velocity.

Does the Ruger 458 Win Mag have recoil?

I bought my Ruger No 1 in 458 Win Mag, second hand, about twenty years ago. The fellow I bought it from was a big, strapping, country lad, and certainly no woos. It was not the recoil as such that prompted him to sell it, but rather the inconvenience of having a nose bleed nearly every time he pulled the trigger.

What’s the story with Jack Lott and the 458 Win Mag?

Well known outdoor writer Jack Lott, managed to get himself into a tussle with a cape buffalo he had wounded using the .458 Win Mag. Needless to say, he didn’t win the wrestling match and was hammered pretty good. He didn’t do Winchester any favors writing about his experience in the outdoor press.