.458 Lott & 305gr Lehigh

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dchamp
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.458 Lott & 305gr Lehigh

Post by dchamp » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:42 pm

(Cartridge)
.458 Lott
(Brand of bullet)
Lehigh HP
(Weight of bullet)
305gr
(Brand of brass)
Hornady
(Type of powder)
Alliant RL-10x
(Grains of powder)
74.0-74.5
(Brand, and type of primer)
CCI250
(COAL)
3.325"
(CBTO)
N/A
(FPS/MPS)
2548-2562 fps
(Rifle)
Blaser R8
(Barrel Length)
600mm
(Scope)
Swarovski Z8i 1-8X24
(Weather conditions & temp)
61ºF, 28.30"HG, 26% RH, Clear
(Accuracy @ 100 yards/meters)
.5" +/-
(Notes) Bullet length 1.10",Listed BC .197
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Which one would you take or should I just split the difference. I seriously doubt I would take a shot much past 200 yds with it.
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Re: .458 Lott & 305gr Lehigh

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:30 pm

Very accurate but you could probably gain 200fps by switching to Reloader 7 rather than 10.

What do you intend to aim them at?

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Re: .458 Lott & 305gr Lehigh

Post by ebrownw2 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:52 am

At 200 yards or less? Think about it; you are over-thinking it :think:

Unless you are culling ticks off of your dog, you’ll be fine. :D
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Re: .458 Lott & 305gr Lehigh

Post by dchamp » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:11 am

You are probably right GBE and I thought of RL-7 but I already had RL-10x. The reason for the 305gr Lehigh is it is California legal and sould be perfect for shooting pigs. Also the recoil, I think, is down to the .375 range so makes for good practice.

Yes, it is a no brainer but if I was to go after ticks it would be on a coyote. What I was happy about is it was my first hand load attempt with the .458 Lott. Sometimes you get lucky.
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Re: .458 Lott & 305gr Lehigh

Post by stokesrj » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:22 pm

That's very nice grouping for a 458 Lott. I think if you want to cull ticks on a coyote, just shoot the coyote in the boiler room and all the ticks will die. :shhh:
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