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#203300 - 11/07/19 03:39 PM Range Report - 458 LOTT
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458 LOTT Range Report

This project came into being a little fast than expected. It's part of the "what if bug".

SSK 15-inch Encore 1.010? diameter barrel with Fish Gill Brake \ Burris 3x12 \ 4 Warne Steel rings \ SSK 3 screw flat bottom forend \ 1-14? twist \ Weighs 7.70 pounds.



Brass: Hornady 458 LOTT
Primers: CCI-250
Bullets: Barnes 300 TSX, Barnes 350 TSX, Hornady 300 HP, Speer 350 FP

Powder:
H4198 ? To date only powder tested

Velocity: Recorded by Lab Radar
Hornady 300 HP (COL 3.380) 80.0 = 2544fs \ 82.0 = 2540fs \ 84.0 = 2641fs
Barnes 300 TSX (COL 3.600) 80.0 = 2545fs \ 80.5 = 2574fs \ 81.0 = 2592fs \ 83.0 = 2627fs \ 84.0 = 2669fs
Pet Load = 300 TSX (COL 3.575) 81.0 = 2600fs (Set +1.5 inch high at 100Y)
Barnes 350 TSX (COL 3.600) 77.0 = 2426fs \ 78.0 = 2447fs \ 79.0 = 2467fs
Speer 350 FP (COL 3.560) 77.0 = 2320fs



I have not had a chance to stretch it out to 200 yards yet, maybe this weekend.
When compared to the 458 Win Mag in a 14? barrel, the Lott runs about 250fs faster.
I have not tested any bullet weight heavier than 350 grains.

Conclusion:
Accuracy excellent.
The weight of the Encore and fish gill brake do a great job taming the recoil which is a little brisk but fun to shoot.

Good shooting
D.
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#203302 - 11/07/19 06:09 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: Buck_358]
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458 LOTT!!!!!!!!!! Gees Buck... I had a Ruger bolt rifle in 416 Rigby that split my eyebrow open from the kick... You have bigger "one`s" then me... Good for you...
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#203303 - 11/07/19 06:27 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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That looks like a double handful of FUN!

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#203304 - 11/07/19 06:37 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: karl]
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You definitely have to something really big with that.
It's got my SSK .416 Taylor beat by a bunch. I've done elephants, Cape buff, lion, 900# roan with mine mostly with one shot.
I think all you'd have to do is wave that bad boy at game and it'd say...no mas!!!

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#203307 - 11/07/19 07:41 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: Buck_358]
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!

THAT THING IS A MONSTER!!!!!

How would it be with 400, 450, or 500 grain bullets?

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#203308 - 11/07/19 08:58 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: cmnash]
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Dear God. That's a handful.

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#203309 - 11/07/19 09:23 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: Brenden]
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All that can be said is wow cant believe that is bot a double handfull. You are ready for biggg critters.

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#203312 - 11/07/19 09:38 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: popo]
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Now that's Big Iron!!!! I sure hope that you can make one of our hunts sometime..
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#203313 - 11/07/19 10:10 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: Franchise]
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I has good luck with AA1680 and RL7 in an extra long 45-70 with a similar setup. I never got the hornady 300gn to shoot better than 12 inch pattern. The barnes 300gn ttsx shot pretty well and improved the bc a bit. At those velocities i might worry about the ttsx coming apart, but that wouldnt much matter to whatever you hit.

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#203331 - 11/08/19 12:16 PM Re: Range Report - 458 LOTT [Re: karl]
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HOLY HECK, HOW YOU GUYS DO IT WITH THOSE MEGA ENCORES I DO NOT KNOW, BUT I LOVE SEEING YOU GUYS DOING IT! GREAT REPORT.
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