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458 WINCHESTER MAGNUM

3 Prototype loadings for the 458 Win Mag. The 2 no h/s variations are both early Winchester

    

                                                                        Yellow wad with ½ CHARGE. H/s is 458 WINCHESTER MAGNUM

 

458 WINCHESTER MAGNUM – SOUTH AFRICAN HEADSTAMPS AND VARIATIONS

   

 

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UNKNOWN

This is the newer headstamp. Also used for the AFRICA ELITE range loaded with SWIFT A-FRAME

   Red anodized aluminium dummy by THOR Engineering

 

                             

Supposedly a superior designed bullet. Given to some of the rangers in the Kruger National Park to test in elephant culling. Bullet was a total failure. Not magnetic and looks like an ordinary copper clad lead bullet. (Maker unknown)

As far as can be ascertained, these are South African loaded, but I have no definitive proof. They are described as "EXPLOSIVE" with what looks like inverted primers inserted into the front cavity with different colour seals.