::.458 Winchester Magnum


Convert::magnum    Bullet::eeeeee    Style::rifle    Ftlbf::title    Barrel::african    Species::barnes

{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The .458 Winchester Magnum is a belted, straight-taper cased, dangerous game rifle cartridge. It was introduced commercially in 1956 by Winchester and first chambered in the Winchester Model 70 African rifle.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It was designed to compete against the .450 Nitro Express and the .470 Nitro Express cartridges found in big bore British double rifles. The .458 Winchester Magnum remains to this day one of the most popular dangerous game cartridges. Most major ammunition manufacturers offer a selection of .458 ammunition for rifles chambered in the cartridge.

.458 Winchester Magnum sections
Intro  History   Specifications  Performance  Sporting usage  Ammunition  Criticism  See also  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: History