.458 Lott

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Looked a #1 today in .458 Lott. Love that Tropical variation with that large diameter bbl profile. Great price on it too. Just couldn't see fit to buy it having NO chnace of EVER being in a situation which warranted such a chambering and at the price of ammo, even components, it isn't a worthwhile ventrue. Wow did it feel good in the hands though. 8)
 

SBH4628

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Did that myself a few years ago...#1 in .416 Rigby,The guy wanted $595 and came with a box of ammo...Well 18 live rounds+two spent shells. I do good just to shoot my #1 45-70 :shock: Had to pass on the 416 :(
 

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I know what you mean. I held a 458 Lott a while ago and it felt oh so good. I too do not have a reason/need for one, but wanted one. Did not get it. I see Ruger has dropped them from the No 1 list of chamberings for 2010 and I do not know why.
 
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firecaptain":k9h1c5bc said:
I see Ruger has dropped them from the No 1 list of chamberings for 2010 and I do not know why.


Hmmmm, lack of sales is guess #1. Not a lot of problem elephants running around to brings sales up enough I guess.


SBH4628 said:
Did that myself a few years ago...#1 in .416 Rigby... I do good just to shoot my #1 45-70

Same shop had one of these a couple months ago. Held it, and again passed die to the same reasons. I too am at the border with my .45-70 so going above and beyond that is doubtful. Did jump on a .405 but simply because in my eyes, it's a classic chambering is a classic rifle. Perfect fit IMO. :)
 

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BlkHawk73":1occaajz said:
Told my brother about and he said simply load it as black powder rounds. Suppose it would be less brutal to the shoulder that way.

IMR SR 4759 is your friend. AA 5744 to a lesser degree. I cast bullets for my old 458 #1 and it handles them well (and cheaply).

I do keep a box of Hornady solids (the old ones with steel under the copper jacket) just in case a rogue jumbo or rhino takes a wrong turn in the neighborhood...

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