458 lott

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by aauya, May 8, 2011.

  1. aauya

    aauya Member

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    anyone have any load info for 450gr swift a-frame
    going up to the northwest territorys for polar bear,, thinking of bringing the the 458 lott,
    any loads will be helpfull
    thanks,ED
     
  2. bgouin

    bgouin Active Member

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    I shoot 450 gr. Barnes solids in mine, but H4895 works well. This rifle was converted from a Win M-70 in 458 Win Mag. It does not like some bullets and I had pressure problems with a couple of custom cartridge manufactures. I had to load for a trip to Africa in a hurry. I used 80 gr. of H4895 with the Barnes banded solid for a velocity of 2330 fps.. This was a very accurate and devastating load. It was 1 gr. under maximum. Try carefully working up from 75 gr. to a few grains higher than my load and you will be impressed with the performance. Good luck