Double rifle shooting - good or not at 50 meters?

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  1. Excessexpress

    Excessexpress AH Senior Member

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    I think in this context the concern MAY be;

    That a 458 doesn’t suit a double rifle due to the belted rimless setup whereas a 450 Nitro has that rim to make extraction reliable.

    Or I may be wrong, I’ve disagreed with IVW enough in here but if that is his concern, it is one I agree with. I know others have had no trouble but I have had issues with belted magnums sticking and having extractor pawls riding over the rim.
     
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  2. Foxi

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    I have never had an extraction problem with the case, despite the large number of shots.
    I still shoot a tip up gun (Blaser K 95) in .308, never a problem and the shots from it, I can not count any more.
    All this with rimless cartridges.

    Here a pic from the weekend at the range.
    My Ferlach double, o/u .458 480 gn Degol bullets.
    458.JPG

    Good or not ?
    at 100 m .
    Red dot sight(Burris fastfire) ,shot on the table.
     
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  3. Kawshik Rahman

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    This is very acceptable for all practical purposes . Are you eventually planning to secure a buffalo with your .458 Winchester magnum calibre double barrel rifle ?
    If so , then you will not have a problem going for a double lung shot with your rifle at this range ( or preferably closer ) as the lungs are the widest target presented on a bison or buffalo from the side. A good 510 grain soft nose cartridge that will open up nicely inside the lungs of the beast ( making sure that both lungs are pierced ) will make short work of that Buffalo.
    In our time , Hornady used to be very popular for their 510 grain soft nose cartridges. An excellent modern equivalent will do nicely .
     
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  4. Foxi

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    With my .375 I've already shot a few.Now it's time for something else.
    If the speed's right from the .458, I'll take it for buff.
    Only our chronograph broke and at the moment there is no possibility to measure it in the house.

    Kwashik,
    at two things you have to be careful here in the forum :
    the .458 for good to find
    and
    Hornady projectiles to praise :E Frightened:

    This is a bit difficult here.
    Similar to Custers Last Stand :)
    Regards
    Foxi
     
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    Do keep us updated. With an impact velocity of 2100 feet per second to 2150 feet per second , and correct aim to ensure that both the lungs are pierced and the bullet opens up inside the lungs , you will be fine .
    Regards
    Sgt. Kawshik Rahman ( Retd )
     

  6. edward

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    my 9x374r with a srs1 and 1 and 3/4 dot 001 (3).JPG is not that good but good enough id say.this is a 50 yrd target.
     
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  7. Jfet

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    Can't pass up on commenting on U. S. History. For the first time I toured the Little Big Horn Battle Field this summer in short Custer was an idiot. To paraphrase Sgt. Plumley from the movie "We Were Soldiers." "You sir are not."

    This quote from Lt. General Puller when surrounded by the Chinese on the Chosin Reservoir in Korea may fit your situations on this thread better.


    “All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time”

    Either way enjoy your rifle and your hunt! The evidence says you are quite competent with the rifle.(y)(y)(y)
     
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  8. Foxi

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    Yes Sir.

    But here one of the best pics of him .
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    I fear, the Grizzly he shot with his .458 Win Mag and Hornady DGX bullet :):A Outta:
     
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  9. Foxi

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    great shooting
    wonderful girl
    and I make me sorrow at 50 meters :)
     
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  10. Shootist43

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    You are right Foxi, I could watch that gal miss all day long. But as they say "even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while."
     
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