458 lott bullet selection

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  1. taskmastermaren

    taskmastermaren New Member

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    My Buff rifle arrived this weekend, CZ 550 safari in 458 Lott, my bullet choice to test is barnes TSX 500GR and North fork CPS 450Gr. Also got some Hornady 500gr DGS. We will see how they shoot this spring as i will develop some loads. Might get a chance to test on spring bear wondering suggested loads for the above ?? anyone use this combo?
     
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    First off Welcome to the forum and the new rifle!!

    I have a custom Win 70 in 458 Lott that I hand load for. Been using both the 500 gr DGX & DGS and have been very happy with performance. Running a compressed load and found what she eats best after a few trips to the range. Once I get my reloading book out I will shoot you a PM of the brews that have worked best for me.

    Nathan
     
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    You also should consider the new CEB bullets. Both the HP's and the solids are top quality.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :welcome:

    Congratulations on your new rifle.
     
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    Welcome to AH. If North Fork makes their bonded cores in .458, I'd look at those too for a first shot. For load info, don't hesitate to call or email them, super nice gents there.

    The Barnes manual is might only suggestion for their offerings.

    One other bullet suggestion would be the brass bullets from Cutting Edge Bullets. I don't have load info for you but I know where I can get it. Just let me know if you're interested.
     
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    Thanks,

    Some people have raised concern about the brass bullets leaving material build up in the barrel? I have not any experience with these myself, what is your opinion?
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have frequented this site quite a bit for valuable information in the past but had not joined until now. Posting is new for me, so just getting this all figured out.
     
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    To date I have in excess of 300+ pure brass C.E.B Safari Raptors down the tube of my .50cal wildcat with absolutely no signs of any metal fouling whatsoever.
    Infact (and I'm almost ashamed to admit it), I only just recently cleaned the barrel out for the very first time at the end of the previous hunting season and was shocked by just how little debri was found and how easy, and quick, it was get get clean jags comming back through after only a brief clean.

    Weather this can be attributed to the quality of the barrel (Pacnor) I cannot say, but I'm also running the C.E.B brass Raptors exclusively through my Verney Carron double .500 with the same non-issues regarding build-up.

    To be perferctly honest, even IF these brass slugs DID leave some fouling I would tolerate it based purely on their extreme performance on game.

    Straight line & deep penetration, less pressure, less barrel strain, increased velocities and extreme preformance on game in the field !

    Cheers,

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    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner task, but I'd concur with Paul's findings. I don't have quite as many rounds through my .458B&M, but there's no visual signs looking into the muzzle.
     

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