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The .500/.450 ( 3&1/4") Magnum Nitro Express, is the smokeless
powder version of the .500/.450 ( 3&1/4") Magnum Express B.P.E.
B.P.E. = Black Powder Express.
The .500/.450 B.P.E. was introduced in 1870's as a coiled black
powder coiled cartridge for African game hunting.
The .500/.450 Magnum Nitro Express was introduced around the turn
of the 1800's to the 1900's. and replaced the .500/.450 B.P.E.
The .500/.450 Magnum Nitro Express produces over
5,000 foot pounds of energy and was used by Theodore Roosevelt
on his African hunts.
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$ 24.95
per
Cartridge
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These are newer
production
cartridges by
Kynoch
of England
loaded with
480 grain solid
projectiles.
British Cartridges
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.500/.450 Magnum Nitro Express ( 3&1/4")
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