450 Rigby vs 458 Lott

PeteG

AH elite
Joined
Jan 20, 2012
Messages
1,374
Reaction score
1,518
Media
68
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
1
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!
 

Forrest Halley

AH fanatic
Joined
Jul 28, 2019
Messages
810
Reaction score
1,083
Location
VA, USA
Media
25
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!
 

Foxi

Bronze supporter
AH elite
Joined
Jul 31, 2012
Messages
1,685
Reaction score
2,843
Location
Germany
Media
185
Articles
7
Hunting reports
Africa
4
Europe
1
Hunted
Canada, USA,Austria,Turkey,Tschech Rep.,Poland,Hungary,Serbia,Denmark,Khomas HL and Omaheke/Namibia and England(England is wonderful) Romania,Luangwa/Zambia-,Gwayi/Zimbabwe/- + Save/Zimbabwe/- River. Horseback-tours in South Africa and Botswana.
"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:
 

WAB

AH legend
Joined
Oct 8, 2015
Messages
2,789
Reaction score
5,937
Location
Alabama
Media
91
Hunting reports
Africa
5
USA/Canada
1
Member of
DSC, NRA, SCI
Hunted
Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Scotland, England, Canada, Alaska, Ireland
"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!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
36,617
Messages
693,573
Members
63,998
Latest member
KittyUnder
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Rifle57 wrote on Rimshot's profile.
I bought some bullets from Rimshot and he is good to trade with!
Greetings all! I've been a hunter for 50 years, but only now planning a trip to Africa. I was fortunate and successfully bid on a couple hunts for plains game in SA later this year and next. Also a rare Native Texas (5th generation) and USMC Vet. Hunt safe y'all!
uujm wrote on trg's profile.
I am looking for a Safari Express. Was yours made in New Haven or South Carolina? Any other details you can give me? I am very motivated to buy.
pimes wrote on flatwater bill's profile.
Hello Bill - can you tell me that landowner/ranch/outfitter - Thank you!
Pete0905 wrote on damundsen87's profile.
Hello
Is the Khales 1-6 still for sale?
Thanks
Josh
 
Top