CBH AustraliaDear Mr. @Kawshik Rahman you are a Bloody Legend! Make no mistake thats a Compliment on our great continent.
Thats a lot of data that you have reviewed to identify the members who have discussed the .458, me being one of them.
I read some bad reports on them shortly after buying my first Elephant gun as an impulse buy. I had fired a .375H&H and got a kick out of it, pardon the pun. I bought a .458 on special. My wife likes it because I smile when I fire it.
But I read the good the bad and the ugly soon finding that the bad publicity was mainly due to some historic issues that have long been rectified with modern components. Jacques Lott lived with a tale to tell and left a legacy to boot!
I was satisfied that was the case. But I also decided I wanted the iconic .375H&H. I could not justify both so I bought the .375 and sold the .458.
My 17 year old twin nieces were there when I let the first few rounds fly in the .375 and had no hesitation in lining up to shoot the elephant gun before there father arrived, he won’t live that one down.
Anyway, thanks for the reading Rawshik you have entertained many of us. Don’t give all of your stories to @Hoss Delgado , maybe write your own book. The more I read the better your English writing becomes.
Perhaps @Red Leg can get a .458 barrel for that straight pull thing he loves and do some reviews. I’m sure the .458 is quite suitable for the bear he will pursue (envious)
I was satisfied from reading many reviews the .458wm is a stopping rifle. I also hope I shoot well enough with the .375 to use it as a dropping rifle dropping my target when it counts.
Maybe I would consider a .416 if I could justify it but there are some avid .404 fans here.
Good luck and good health Mr Rahman, keep writing.
I am heartfelt by your kind words and support. Indeed , at my age , l find that l appreciate most fire arms and cartridges and respect them all ( even if l personally prefer some over others a little bit more )
I look forward to any review given by Red Leg as there is much to learn from him. Perhaps , some day l will also write my own book . However , rest assured . Hoss Delgado is a far greater and more competent writer than l ever can aspire to be , with a far greater degree of knowledge on many modern fire arms.