This .458" diameter 325 grain Safari Solid™ hunting bullet is designed for lever guns such as the 45-70, 450 Marlin, and Marlin Guide Guns. However, this bullet can also be safely used in double rifles and bolt guns as well.
Design incorporates 3 + 1 band configuration for reduced barrel strain. It has the 67% Meplat BBW#13™ nose profile which has proven to give the deepest penetration of any bullet tested to date.
Weight: 325 grains
Required Twist Rate: STANDARD
G1 Ballistic Coefficient: .170
G7 Ballistic Coefficient:
Projection Length: .460
Min Impact Velocity Required for Expansion:
Be patient when back ordering. These are worth the wait if loading a 45-70 for your Marlin 1895. Very accurate at 2000 to 2200 FPS.
I purchased the .458 325gr Lever Gun Safari Solid for my Marlin 1895GBL. I was looking for a lock-down load for cow Cape buffalo hunt in South Africa scheduled for late May of 2021.
I was able to find a load that shoots very well from my gun. With a bit of practice off sticks before heading to Africa, I was ready to go.
Wow. - to say I'm impressed is an understatement. I managed to kill a mature cow buffalo (1300 pounds worth!) with a frontal shot at 45 yards. She knew we were there, and she wasn't happy. She traveled less than 30 yards and was dead in a matter of seconds. I also harvested a nice zebra stallion on this trip with the same load.
Thanks Cutting Edge, for helping to make my first ever safari a tremendous success!