470 Nitro Express

470 Nitro Express Ballistics

470 Nitro Express Trajectory

Hunting & Shooting with the 470 Nitro Express

The 470 Nitro Express, like the big bore nitro express cartridges, was developed for taking dangerous big game at close range, by intrepid hunters on foot in heavy cover, using single-shot or double rifles.

Sure, you can load lighter projectiles, and lighter powder charges, but on this site we remain true to the original intent of these hefty calibers; that is, a heavy for caliber projectile at maximum velocity.

My hunting buddy Grizz used his Merkel 470 NE on Northern Territory water buffalo.  It is a very authorative calibre for dealing with such animals in close encounters.  The cartridges are spectacularly large and deliver a mighty thump, at both ends.


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