I've embarked on a project to create a short, handy .458 Win Mag on a commercial Mauser action. While I'm waiting for parts to arrive and gun smith work to be done, I thought I'd get started on acquiring my reloading supplies.
The primary use of the gun will be for just about anything Alaskan. I've decided on Hawk 350 gr spitzers for the light skinned game and longer shots, but I'm looking for a good moose and brown bear round. This rifle won't be hunting cape buffalo or elephants any time soon so I don't need a 500 grain solid, but I want something that will hold together well at a muzzle velocity of about 23-2400 fps (lowest impact velocity of about 1800 fps) and penetrate fully without breaking apart on a solid double shoulder shot.
I've used the Hornady 350 gr Round Nose in .45-70 and it has done well, but does anyone have experience with it at the higher Win Mag velocities? I like it because it's cheap and the recoil will be noticeably less than with 450 or 500 grainers. My concern is that cheap=poor performance on game in this case.
If you don't reccomend the Hornady RN, what do you reccomend for the Win Mag?