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| .500/450 Nitro Express Type Rifle Place of origin England colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Holland & Holland Designed 1890s colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Case type Rimmed, bottleneck Bullet diameter .458 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter .479 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Shoulder diameter .500 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Base diameter .570 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Overall length 3.91 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Source: "Cartridges of the World"[1]

Based on the old blackpowder .500/450, the .500/450 Magnum Nitro Express was introduced by Holland & Holland for their single shot and double rifles during the late 1890s. It fires a .458-inch (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.

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projectile at over 2,100 feet per second (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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to generate in excess of 5,000 foot-pounds force (Template:Convert/kJ)
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of muzzle energy.

PerformanceEdit

Ballistic performance of the .500/450 NE is very similar to the .450 Nitro Express cartridge.[1] Like other .458 caliber British hunting cartridges, it has low pressure making it a good choice for the hot African climate.

CategoriesEdit

Cartridge:rifles
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