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Old 06-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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.375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

OK,

So I've never hunted...but I have hopes of changing that very soon. I have a few nice rifles so far.
1. Remington .308
2. Savage BA 110 .338 Lapua Magnum
3. Marlin .45/70

I like "big" calibers I guess. Anyway, I'm kind of on the fence about my next
rifle. I'm torn between the .375 H&H or the .458 Lott.

I've heard the .375 H&H will take anything in the USA and most game in Africa.
Not that I plan on hunting in Africa anytime soon...but hey, one can dream right!

I've heard about the bruising recoil the .458 Lott can dish out and something to be concerned about but I'm not too worried about that. If I'm not mistaken, you can shoot anything from a 300gr. bullet on up to 550gr. with the .458 Lott.

Anyway, I realize this is a newbie question for most of you experienced hunters and I do apologize for it. However, since being a member of this forum many of you have been kind enough to shed some light on other subjects in the past so I had hopes you might help here as well.

Thanks guys.

MDslammer / Mark
Las Vegas, NV
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:51 PM
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

You seem to have a lack of .284's in your life......

If you like big, fast, and heavy-hitting calibers, check out the 7mm STW.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:05 PM
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OK,

So I've never hunted...but I have hopes of changing that very soon. I have a few nice rifles so far.
1. Remington .308
2. Savage BA 110 .338 Lapua Magnum
3. Marlin .45/70

I like "big" calibers I guess. Anyway, I'm kind of on the fence about my next
rifle. I'm torn between the .375 H&H or the .458 Lott.

I've heard the .375 H&H will take anything in the USA and most game in Africa.
Not that I plan on hunting in Africa anytime soon...but hey, one can dream right!

I've heard about the bruising recoil the .458 Lott can dish out and something to be concerned about but I'm not too worried about that. If I'm not mistaken, you can shoot anything from a 300gr. bullet on up to 550gr. with the .458 Lott.

Anyway, I realize this is a newbie question for most of you experienced hunters and I do apologize for it. However, since being a member of this forum many of you have been kind enough to shed some light on other subjects in the past so I had hopes you might help here as well.

Thanks guys.

MDslammer / Mark
Las Vegas, NV

It is hard to compare these two cartridges because of the difference in trajectories and energy's.

The 375 H&H shoots a lot flatter than the 458 Lott but the Lott has 1200 to 1300 ft/lbs more energy.

Also the 270 or 300 grain bullets in the 375 have a lot less recoil than the 500 to 550 grain bullets
of the Lott.

I don't know what your recoil tolerance is but the Lott will be close.

There are however, more powerful cartridges that will shoot flatter than ether and have more energy
if one is up to it.

Your choice.

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Old 06-19-2013, 03:23 PM
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

If you're not going to hunt with it, the acquisition falls into one of the other categories for obtaining a firearm. 1) Target shooting, each discipline has its specialized tools, but the 375 and 458's don't top the list in any of them. Many calibers exist that will be more "shootable" than these. 2) Collectible/historical, certainly rifles in both calibers exist that qualify here. 3) Just plain old "I just want one"! it sounds like this is really what talking about. I love my .375, but given what you've said I'd get one of the .458's. You have some middle ground rifles already so get one that that kind of makes a bookend for your "collection" at the high side. Maybe even look at the 460 Weatherby, like the Lott its also a good conversation starter. Kind of fun when what you're looking for doesn't have to serve any particular purpose-no wrong choice.
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There are however, more powerful cartridges that will shoot flatter than ether and have more energy
if one is up to it.

Your choice.

J E CUSTOM
Which ones would they be J E Custom?
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:53 PM
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If you're not going to hunt with it, the acquisition falls into one of the other categories for obtaining a firearm. 1) Target shooting, each discipline has its specialized tools, but the 375 and 458's don't top the list in any of them. Many calibers exist that will be more "shootable" than these. 2) Collectible/historical, certainly rifles in both calibers exist that qualify here. 3) Just plain old "I just want one"! it sounds like this is really what talking about. I love my .375, but given what you've said I'd get one of the .458's. You have some middle ground rifles already so get one that that kind of makes a bookend for your "collection" at the high side. Maybe even look at the 460 Weatherby, like the Lott its also a good conversation starter. Kind of fun when what you're looking for doesn't have to serve any particular purpose-no wrong choice.
I do plan on hunting...and I do want one.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:09 PM
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I do plan on hunting...and I do want one.
Then .375 H&H without hesitation.
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