The .458 Lott, legitimized as a factory proposition by Ruger and Hornady, is a task-specific cartridge made for the business of taking on the world’s biggest—and most dangerous—game.
With a belt and gentle shoulder, the .400 H&H Mag. could be called “old-school” in design, but it was introduced in the 21st century. With “modern” big bores such as the .416 Rem. Mag. and .458 Win. Mag., do we really need the .400? Dakota Arms sure seems to think so.
Recoil is a fact of life—and physics. So, when it comes to larger-caliber rifles, the author, a seasoned African hunter, has learned a thing or two about managing it. The trick is to shoot without developing a flinch. Follow these steps and you, too, can handle a big gun like a pro.
“German engineering” is a phrase we’ve come to associate with high-performance automobiles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but the concept applies to firearms every bit as much, if not more. This was brought home to me recently as I took a long look at the guns of Heym and Blaser.