.450 Nitro Express


Another cartridge introduced by John Rigby as a smokeless round in 1898 the .450 Nitro Express has a straight, rimmed case derived from the original black powder cartridge. It was a standard calibre offered by the English Gun Trade.
BULLET
WEIGHT
IN
GRAINS
BARREL
LENGTH
IN
INCHES
PRESSURE
at 15°C in
tons per
sq. in.
MUZZLE
50 YARDS
100 YARDS
VELOCITY
Feet per
Second
ENERGY
Foot/lbs
VELOCITY
Feet per
Second
ENERGY
Foot/lbs
VELOCITY
Feet per
Second
ENERGY
Foot/lbs
480g S/SN
28"
17
2150
4930
2050
4490
1960
4100

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