In "Dirty Harry," Harry uses a hunting rifle in .458 Mag to go after Scorpio. (What is Scorpio using, btw? Some kind of portable takedown rifle?) They even talk about it in the chief's office. "This thing can stop an elephant!" "I don't want to take any chances." It's got iron sights, by the way.
Did anyone catch what make of rifle it was? Anyone know?
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December 18, 2008, 07:18 AM
OK it's a Winchester 70.
I think he would have been better off with an M14. Going after a guy armed with an MP40, using a bolt action, at night, is kind of bad strategy.
December 18, 2008, 11:36 AM
They just wanted to show off Dirty Harry's cannon rifle to go with his cannon handgun.
December 18, 2008, 01:10 PM
My memory has it that it was a Weatherby Mark V in .460 WM, not the .458 Winchester. I mostly recall the yapping about the cartridge, and laughing to myself at the time about how silly Hollywood is.
December 18, 2008, 02:14 PM
Yeah I agree with Art Eatman. If I remember they had the .460 as a long range sniper rifle. The ranges the shooter engaged his targets was ridiculous with that rifle.
December 18, 2008, 02:48 PM
I remember it as a Winchester Model 70 African model .458 Winchester Magnum.
December 18, 2008, 05:27 PM
heres another for the .460 wby
December 18, 2008, 05:28 PM
no idea on caliber but do know it is definitelly a model 70
December 18, 2008, 05:40 PM
Model 70 Winchester African, .458 Mag.
With factory open sights.