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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Vaultman, Jul 16, 2017.
338 win mag 250 grain will do the trick
I have enjoyed thumping elk with the 45-70. It sometime in the next few years I need to finish the .458 Win Mag project.
I have enjoyed the 458 for years so it's time.
I would go for a .35 Whelen or a .338 win mag. You can get a brand new savage in .338 win mag for a reasonable price everywhere. But if you want a thumper, Ruger does their American Ranch Rifle in .450 Bushmaster now.
Holy crap Velzey,... Is that what I think it is?
A Garand chambered in .458WM?
Say it ain't so!
This year I'm going with my .45-70 marlin for deer/elk/bear and am pretty much settled on the 325 gr leverevolution as my choice of cartridge/bullet.
I have and love my old model 70 -06 and .338 win mag, but this year their just going to have to sit there and be jealous.
Yes they do kick some, but here in the coast range the .45/70's just seem to fall into their own category of use.
Your hands look so smooth and soft!
Indeed it is!
So, I'm curious,...
Did you build it just to say you did it?
Or is that an idea for a dangerous game back-up/guide's rifle?
Having owned a couple of Garands, and knowing how reliable they can be, I always wondered why I never saw one chambered in one of the thumper cartridges.
I suppose the purists will howl, but I think that is cool as he!!
I concur with the MasterChief,... Bad-Ace 4Shure.
I'm curious if it will handle full power loads
Cuz that would be a sweet setup
.338 marlin express is another option if you want the hot new high-tech brush cartridge.
Here is what I'm looking at in 9.3x62. Even though its below 375 caliber, they still allow it in africa as its proven.
they also have it in synthetic.
if you re load, check this out. some real thumpers loads.
Wow, that looks like an absolute peach of a piece.
The harder you hit the elk the harder the gun will hit you. Better moderate say 160 to 180gr whilst moving it plenty fast. Lots of calibers will do that without dislocating your shoulder.
Yes it is.
Nice to see the Euros coming to their senses and using American style combs !
Since I dropped a 325 inch bull with .300 rsm at 450 yards while walking. I will take that in. 1 shot.
Where's MINE? You have just shown my favorite cartridge. Of course, my Dr. says nothing larger than a .338 Winchester Magnum
The Bride and I prefer Solids so, of course, I'm out of Rifles but still have one box of Soft Points - not just sure what's so "Soft" about any .458 Loading, except the recoil!
I original bought one back in the early 90's when a smith down south started making them. He has since past, and nobody else continued making them..except me
Definitely a dangerous game rifle!
I've rebuilt several into .458 Win Mag and actually improved the reliability. It will function with full power factory loads and also hot reloads. I use an adjustable gas plug to fine tune reloads. It's nice to be able to to increase or decrease the gas needed to function.
It hold 5 rounds!
Oh Lordy the purists heads exploded on Facebook when I posted info about it..
The most expensive part is the barrel. Quite a bit of turn work since I start out with a .458 barrel blank
Screw those nerds..... That is freakin' sweet and they can go pound sand
Having been on both sides of the Garand purist coin, I feel uniquely qualified to offer them this piece of advice about this conversion,...
"Suck rocks dudes."