Site Menu
Submit Load
Caliber Guide
Bullet Review
Powder Burnrates
Premium Subscription

Contact Us
Please donate!

LoadID Search (rifle)

 Mini statistics

Highest Rifle Velocity
5278 fps in .22-243 Middl.
5130 fps in .22-250 Ack Im

Most Powerfull Rifle
14412 ft-lbs in .700 NE
13109 ft-lbs in .50 BMG




.458 American

458 American was a wildcat developed in 1962 by Frank C. Barnes. Otherwise known as the 458 X 2 inch. Most wildcats are developed by moving the shoulders forward to increase the powder capacity therefore increasing velocity. Frank Barnes did the exact opposite. Taking the 458 Winchester Magnum case and shortening by one half of an inch, thereby creating a cartridge more suited to North American game. Using the still very strong H&H magnum case as a basis, well suited to short magnum actions. He wanted a short to moderate range stopping rifle for pursuing big game in close cover, such as bear or also well suited for moose. In other words game bigger than,or tougher than, deer.Its large bore is perfect for bullets of 300 grains or higher in weight. This cartridge has also gained some following in American states for hunting very fast and potentially dangerous wild boar/feral pigs. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

supporting this site and visit our sponsors by clicking their banners.

Show all 4 loads

To narrow your search, choose the desired bullet weight, bullet name, or powder.

Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  

Not yet verified user loads  
ID: Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  
300 grs
hornady hollow point
imr 4198
350 grs
imr 4198
300 grs
hornady hp
Submit your own load for .458 American.  
Please notify me when new loads in .458 American arrives.  
Submit a loadPlease notify me when new loads arrives.Home

Contact us at ""

© reloadersnest. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy