10,75x68 for elephant?

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  1. Bonde

    Bonde New Member

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    Can a 10,75x68 be used for elephant with success?

    I thought of handloading 400grs woodleigh solids, the ones for .404J, but would the velocity be high enough?
    What velocities may I expect?

    I'd very much like to hear about others experiences.
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    First of all let me say I have never shot an elephant--but have seen a few 10.75x68 built.

    With good woodleighs at 400 grains I would say YES it is good enough for elephant, it will do what a 416 remington will do or close to it. On that note though make sure if you are getting it built it will feed the woodleighs-- the 10.75x68 is a finicky feeder, and might give you a problem. You can push the 400 grain bullet now with modern powders around 2150 look at WW748. Also look at northfork 380 grain bullets.. you could get the FPS up to around 2200 and would be good to go with a super bullet. Check feeding on the northfork they can be a bitch with the flat nose.

    Ed
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    Thanks!

    I live in Norway, so am limited to VV, Reloader and Norma powders. Heard the N550 gives high velocity.

    Will look into the North Fork bullets!

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