In the video below, Eric from Moss Pawn and Guns, takes a Ruger M77 chambered in the venerable .458 Winchester Magnum to destroy some things. Lets see what happens to some of the soft targets when he fires-off a few rounds with this powerhouse of a round. It is too bad that Ruger no longer makes this particular rifle cambered in this caliber anymore. But seeing what this round does on a myriad of different types of targets, it just gives one a ‘warm & fuzzy feeling’ to know, that whatever you hit with this round, will not only go down, but will STAY DOWN.
About the 458 Winchester Magnum courtesy of Wikipedia:
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. It was designed to compete against the .450 Nitro Express and the .470 Nitro Express cartridges used in big bore British double rifles. The .458 Winchester Magnum remains one of the most popular dangerous game cartridges. Most major ammunition manufacturers offer a selection of .458 ammunition for rifles chambered in the cartridge.
The .458 Winchester Magnum was designed for hunting dangerous game animals by emulating the performance of powerful English double rifle cartridges in a bolt-action rifle. The use of a bolt-action rifle offered hunters a cheaper alternative to the big-bore double rifle, and ammunition could be manufactured using available tooling. The .458 Winchester Magnum soon became a success as dangerous game hunters adopted the cartridge. Soon game wardens, wildlife managers, and professional hunters switched to the .458 Winchester Magnum as their duty rifle. The cartridge would become the standard African dangerous game cartridge in short order.
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