458 Lott Bullets

In 1959 famed big game hunter Jack Lott had a nasty run-in with a Cape buffalo. Rightfully soured by the experience, he judged that the 458 Winchester Magnum he had been hunting with was inadequate for large African game.

Not content simply to complain, he set about designing his own safari cartridge. The fruits of Lott’s labor featured a 375 H&H Magnum case that blown out to accept a .458 diameter bullet and further shortened to 2.8 inches. With its significantly greater case capacity than the 458 Win Mag, the 458 Lott delivered less compression of the powder charge and an overall improvement in performance accompanied by a 200 to 300 fps faster muzzle velocity.

The most common 458 Lott bullets weigh 500 grains. These are loaded to approximately 60,000 psi to deliver muzzle velocities between 2,100 and 2,300 fps. 458 Lott bullets may weigh as little as 300 grains to increase muzzle velocity and accordingly flatten out trajectories far downrange. Hornady serves the 458 Lott handloader particularly well with their FTX and Dangerous Game Series projectiles, which would make fine moose hunting rounds for the hunter who has no intention of going on safari.

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  1. Hornady .458 Diameter Bullets - 325 Grain FTX - 50 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet 60.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 325 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 Caliber, 45-70 Gov, 458 Lott, 458 SOCOM
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type Flex-Tip-Technology (FTX)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 45015

    If you need an outstanding bullet for your .458 SOCOM cartridges, order this 50-round box from Hornady. These sleek and expertly-designed 325-grain bullets deliver the maximum performance you expect while maintaining superior accuracy and consistency.

    These .458-inch diameter bullets have a patented flex-tip design and an interlocking ring that mechanically-locks the core and the jacket together for excellent weight retention and deep penetration. The secant ogive gives the bullets stability and flat trajectories, increasing the effectiveness of each and every shot. The bullets will cycle smoothly into the chamber and give off less fouling, helping you maintain superior accuracy.

    Hornady is one of the most popular and innovative bullet manufacturers in the country. They have a large selection of top-quality bullets that deliver accuracy and precision to many different calibers. Since 1949, this Nebraska-based company has been a top name in ammunition and reloading supplies.

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    Very please with my purchase and You guys were On point We'll see you again thank you much

    Review by Shoe dog (Posted on 6/14/2020)

    very accurate and consistent

    Have now used 100 rnds in our 458 Western Carolina Arms Mjolnir AR15 rifle. I have tested it for function and accuracy so far have shot groups 1/2"cc at 5o yards. function is flawless in our gun. will be doing 100yard test next week.Western Carolina Arms

    Review by Beaver (Posted on 7/16/2017)

  2. Hornady .458 Diameter Bullets - 480 Grain DGX - 50 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet $1.10 per bullet
    Bullet Weight 480 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 45 Caliber, 45-70 Gov, 458 Lott, 458 SOCOM
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type DGX
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 45032

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