We suggest working in at least .025” increments as follows seating the bullet deeper to allow a further jump. Toll-Free: (800) 574-9200 As usual, with any reloading data, the components and charge weights used here were safe in the rifles they were tested in, and any change of components could result in dangerous pressure. Using bullets from NEI 525586, NEI 670586, Farmer.

The second is that rifles built for this caliber (other than unsuitable single shot conversions) are as expensive as a low-priced new car. Bullets from other manufacturers may not produce equivalent pressure or velocities; therefore, it is not recommended that this data be used with components Rifle maker Butch Searcy reports excellent penetration and stopping power when using the .577 for elephant head shots and buffalo body shots. 700 Caliber.

6 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 8 /H [ 873 197 ] /L 73178 /E 71471 /N 1 /T 72941 >> endobj xref 6 22 0000000016 00000 n When selecting the cartridge overall length (COAL) we recommend starting with a minimum “jump” of .050” off of the lands.  Number of Views: 35379, Published on 10-24-2014 09:38 PM Coming up short in both sectional density and velocity, penetration with this caliber will not be satisfactory on the more difficult head shots on elephant or quartering away shots on buffalo.  Number of Views: 35680, Published on 10-24-2014 09:33 PM

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Various double makers, including Searcy, Westley Richards, Holland & Holland and Heym make double barreled rifles in 577 Nitro Express. It seems the recommended load for this caliber was 73 grains of IMR 3031 for a muzzle velocity of 1700 to 1725 f.p.s. And further stating "I think the superiority of the .577 over the .450 and .500 rifles, will be evident when I state that I have lost elephants with these last two rifles, while I have bagged others with identically the same shots from a .577.”[7][8][9], Other famous African users include Major G.H. Never as popular as the 3-inch version, today it is only available by special order. You may find that you need to start at around 0.150” off the lands and are not able to get any closer due to limiting factors including proper neck tension and magazine length.

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6th group- * see below. If you are interested in the most recent data for cartridges and/or bullet weights/styles not listed on this page, contact Barnes Consumer Service department to inquire about recommended loads and approximate 0000002094 00000 n Cartridgecollector, "577 2¾" Nitro Express".

.600/570 JDJ - developed by straightening the taper of the .577 Nitro Express to accept .620-inch (15.7 mm) diameter bullets from the .600 Nitro Express.

shooting schools use VOR-TX ammunition loaded with TSX bullets as their ‘go to’ brand to verify accuracy when a student’s rifle and ammunition does not produce acceptable results. .400/375 Belted Nitro Express .505 Gibbs.400 Purdey.577 3" Nitro Express.450/400 Magnum Nitro Express.577 2 3 / 4" Soft Nose.450/400 3 1 / 4" Nitro for Black.577 3" Nitro for Black.450/400 Nitro Express.577 Snider.404 Jeffery Rimless Nitro Express .600/577 REWA.405 Winchester .600 Nitro Express.416 Rigby.700 Nitro Express

He parted with the rifle after only a short period because the single-trigger mechanism was unlike all of his other rifles.

Using bullets from Lee, 457121, 457125. .577 Nitro Express If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. 50 BMG Load Data.

505 Gibbs Load Data 18" Barrel.

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Never as popular as the 3-inch version, today it is only available by special order.

[2], The .577 Nitro Express 3-inch is a conversion of the .577 Black Powder Express 3-inch, it fires a 750-grain (49 g) projectile at over 2,050 feet per second (620 m/s).

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Handloader Magazine often prints their test results in which Barnes TSX bullets produce accuracy results that are just as good, if not better than match-grade bullets. [7], Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Józef Potocki both owned Westley Richards Droplock .577 Nitro Express double rifles, Stewart Granger owned two including Potocki's rifle. Rifle maker Butch Searcy reports excellent penetration and stopping power when using the .577 for elephant head shots and buffalo body shots. 577 Nitro Express 3" Handgun. Gamo Delta Model Air Rifles. In addition, Hamrusch and Heym make bolt action rifles in this caliber. In this picture, it is compared to one of the smallest cartridges, a. Douglas Tate, "Sporting guns that went to war". 50 Caliber.

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It pushes a 650 grain bullet at 1850 feet per second. The .577 3-inch Nitro Express is one of three cartridges that I have never been able to find an instance where a properly placed bullet failed to stop any charging animal with one shot. ATTENTION: New reloading data must be opened as a PDF document in an up-to-date compatible PDF viewer.

Hunter (shot more than 1,000 rhinoceros) and Pete Pearson (shot over 2,000 elephants). Contact them via email at customerservice@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.

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The cartridge has a few downsides, however.

In 1914 and early 1915, German snipers were engaging British Army positions with impunity from behind steel plates that were impervious to .303 British ball ammunition. The other two are the 8-gauge and the 4-gauge rifles of the Victorian hunters.

Once a standard rifle calibre, the rise of Mauser's Gewehr 98 bolt actioned rifles offered cheaper alternatives to the expensive double rifles required by the Nitro Express cartridges.

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[1][7], In his African Rifles and Cartridges, John "Pondoro" Taylor says the .577 Nitro Express is "a magnificent killer - it literally crumbles up an elephant", further stating the shock of a head shot from a .577 Nitro Express bullet is enough to knock an elephant out for up to 20 minutes. You do not have to seat the bullet at, or on one of the cannelure rings.

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470 Nitro Express 475 Caliber: 475/416 Rigby Improved 500 Caliber: 500 Jeffery 505 Gibbs 500 A-Square 585 Caliber: 577 Nitro Express 3 Inch 577 Tyrannosaur 585 Nyati 600 Caliber: 600 Nitro Express 700 Nitro Express.

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This length can be determined by using a “Stoney Point Gauge” or other methods.

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.577-.450 Load Data reloading data with 27 loads.

Following the success of the development in 1898 of the revolutionary .450 Nitro Express by John Rigby & Company, achieved by loading the old .450 Black Powder Express with cordite, similar conversions were made to other blackpowder Express cartridges, including the .577 Black Powder Express in its various case lengths.[3]. customerservice@barnesbullets.com %PDF-1.3 %���� Back to Main Page | Reloading Pages | FAQS | Hunting Last updated My 24th, 2007

However, for the person who must have a stopper, this is definitely one of them.

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600 Caliber. There is also a 577 Nitro Express 2 ž inch version.

*In rifles that have long throats you may be limited on how close you are able to get the bullet to the lands. This distance off the lands (rifling), aka "jump" may be limited to the rifles throat length, magazine length and bullet length. timing for the data to be made available via email at customerservice@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.

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When loading a Barnes TSX, Tipped TSX or LRX bullet, your rifle may prefer a bullet jump of anywhere between (a minimum of) .050” up to .250” or more. A number of

In these instances, it is not uncommon to find the best accuracy with a jump of .200” or more. .577 Nitro Express 3-inch / .577 N.E. .577 Nitro Express *Rifles chambered for this cartridge had varying bore and groove diameters before CIP standardized the specs. [7], James H. Sutherland, who over the course of his life shot between 1,300 and 1,600 elephants, stated in his The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter, "after experimenting with and using all kinds of rifles, I find the most effective to be the double .577 with a 750 grains bullet and a charge in Axite powder equivalent to a hundred grains of cordite."

Data contained herein is intended for use by individuals who are familiar with correct and safe handloading practices and procedures. 505 Gibbs Load Data 24" Barrel . Back to Main Page | Reloading Pages | FAQS | Hunting Last updated My 24th, 2007 There was also a 577 Black Powder Express which pushed a 520 grain lead bullet at 1700 feet per second. Several manufacturers still make rifles chambered in .577 Nitro Express, including Butch Searcy & Co., Hambrusch Hunting Weapons, Hartmann & Weiss, Heym, Holland & Holland, James Purdey and Sons and Westley Richards. Simon Clode, "Famous hunters and their Westley Richards rifles". Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-5:00pm (MST)

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