450 Rigby vs 458 Lott

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I know which one i would choose.

The 458 lott is practical, proven, dependable, ammo is accessible in 99% of the hunting situations you would find yourself in.
Its has enough diameter, weight, speed and penetration to do the job for any ph and any client.
In a well balanced rifle the recoil is not hard to get used to and become proficient with.

The 450 rigby can do just a little more in all those categories though.

Is more than a 458 lott needed? No... not until you need it though...

I would choose the 450 rigby as a guide/ph rifle with the 550gr.
I would choose the 458 lott as a client rifle with the 500gr.

I highly doubt any animal will know who shot it with which.
What I do know is that I would be shooting the 450 Rigby!
 

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In a few more days I'll be home and I know which one I'll be shooting....The Lott! In a #1of all things! Just in time for the Fall. Smoke and thunder in the woods!
 

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"The 458 Lott is a killing machine and has been doing it in Africa with ease for many years. 500 grains at 2300 FPS can bring down anything on this planet with a correctly placed shot. "

when I load my 458 Win Mag strongly I also get these data.
But as you know it is no good in AH :E Frightened:
 

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"The 458 Lott is a killing machine and has been doing it in Africa with ease for many years. 500 grains at 2300 FPS can bring down anything on this planet with a correctly placed shot. "

when I load my 458 Win Mag strongly I also get these data.
But as you know it is no good in AH :E Frightened:

Anything that throws a .45 cal, 500 gr bullet at 2300 fps is deadly, it really doesn’t matter what the headstamp says!
 

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