.470 Nitro Express


The .470 Nitro Express, introduced around 1907 is attributed to Joseph Lang and is another of the standard big game calibres of the British gun trade that was adopted by a large number of rifle makers. It was developed as a substitute for the .450 which was banned in India and the Sudan for a number of years. It was popular with the elephant hunters of the day and still enjoys a great reputation.
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
500g S/SN
31"
14
2125
5030
2023
4660
1923
4120

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