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Do they still make .600 and .700

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by andym79, Aug 23, 2005.

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  1. andym79

    andym79 Member

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    Do they still making the .600 and .700 Nitro Express calibres?

    I take it we would be talking $XXXX for such a gun and $XX for 10 rounds?

    The .600 can penetrate 56 inches of wet paper 'Vs' 40 for the .500 S&W!

    Are calibres such as .600 and .700 with a bullet of upto 1000 grain really necessary?
     
  2. Third_Rail

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    Yes.

    $25,000-$50,000+ for the gun.

    $100-$200+ each cartridge.

    Needed? Nah... but they sure are interesting.
     
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    Floating around somewhere on the 'net is video of a guy firing a TC Encore with a custom barrel chambered in .600 NE. From the looks of it, recoil wasn't too bad... It only knocked him back about 8 feet into a wall... :eek:
     
  4. Third_Rail

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    Oh, it did not. He fell over from it, though. And it was a .577 T-rex.
     
  5. andym79

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    Is the .577 T-Rex and more common than the .600 or .700 NE?

    I was reading about the original big bore hand gun it was a .577 boxer from the UK, made by Webley or Birmingham (no they are a shadow of there former glory making .177 and .22 air rifles and a few FAC 40-50 ft/lb ones for those who have applied for a licence for air rifles in the 1000-1200 fps range). Apparently until the .44 magnum cartridge was released the boxer was the most powerful mass produced gun in the world.

    The Boxer was first produced in 1868, untill 1923. In the days before us Brits became pussies!
     
  6. Third_Rail

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    Andy, NONE of these cartridges are common. The most common cartridge in this power class is 50BMG, then 45/70.
     
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    Check this out .577 T-rex

    Here is a video of a guy firing above a lot of people ft/lbs!

    Check out the video:

    http://www.firearmsid.com/A_featurevideo.htm

     
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    :confused:

    I can think of a few rounds in between these two. Quite a few.
     
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    Not until they make a real Jurassic Park.

    Seriously, some of the old elephant hunters favored the .577 Nitro Express over the .600, due to better penetration (higher sectional denisty), less recoil, and lighter gun weight. The .700 is a very recent invention, and I have yet to see a report of someone actually using it on dangerous game.
     
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    MachIVshooter, most common. I can think of many as well.
     
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    That video of the guy with the TC pistol was a 600 NE, not a .577. (See link below)

    A friend who's brother is big into SCI and goes to Africa atleast once a year just picked up a double gun in 600NE. I think he said it was $12 a round? No telling how much the gun cost though... thousands. The purpose of guns like the 600NE and 700NE is strictly to kill large kritters at close range who can eat your a**. :)

    The 600NE pistol video and pics of the gun can be found @
    600 NE
     
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    Aren't things over .50 Class III/NFA/DD type things that "normal" civvies aren't allowed to own?
     
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    There are exceptions for these cartridges. Since they are generally used for big game, and are not considered high risk guns, they aren't regulated as NFA weapons.
     
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    Yup, just like .729 caliber (12-gauge) shotguns.

    The BATFE/Treasury dept. can designate pretty much any 12-gauge or 20-gauge shotgun they want to as Class III/Title 2 by stroke of the pen, by designating it "nonsporting," as Lloyd Bentson did in the mid-'90's with a couple of revolving-cylinder shotguns.
     
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    I still have not found anywhere that they sell .600 or .700 NE pistols or riles do they still make these brutes or are they custom built?
     
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    check out this:
    The Holland&Holland "Royal" Double Barrel Rifle
    Calibres: Flanged, belted or rimless designs from .240 to .700
    Prices:
    240 H&H; 7mm & 8mm ... £71,500
    300 H&H; 9,3mm ... £74,000
    375 H&H; 500/465H&H ... £79,500
    577 and 600 ... £87,000
    700 H&H ... £125,000

    http://www.hollandandholland.com/~newyork/newguns/royal-double-rifle.htm
     
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    Thanks max popenker:

    Figures, their British, I hate my country :banghead: , even the normal calibres are silly money.

    Brits are a bunch of idiots and I don't mind anyone saying so. :mad:

    God get me out of here, why can't I move to the States!

    (If only it were the 1860's again, I would take all my savings and go buy a ticket at the dock, get my passage to America).
     
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