Elephant with 2000fts 470 Nitro

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  1. NamHunter10

    NamHunter10 New Member

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    I am hunting Elephant in a few weeks time and my 470 NE double seems to regulate sub 1 inch at 50m when loading it to 2000 fts (rather than the standard 2150 fts for this calibre).

    Is 2000 fts sufficient to take down an Ele-Bull when using Peregrine Monolithic Solids?

    Any advice welcome
     
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  2. postoak

    postoak BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

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    Solid brass or solid copper? What weight? Do they even make a .475 bullet?
     

  3. NamHunter10

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    Its 500gr Solid Copper. PEREGRINE made me some .474 cal Bullets
     
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  4. norfolk shooter

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    You should be fine. Just put that bullet in the right place job done. Have you calculated ft/lbs energy?? Its ok just did one just shy of 4500ft lbs at the muzzle. I think you should be fine
     

  5. Jono Joseph

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    great choice of bullet...
    I can advise on this at 2000 fps vs 2150 fps the elephant does not know the difference
    let us know how you do
     
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    5400 Joule for buffalo,elephant,rhino etc. Minimum in Namibia.

    So you have 6020 Joules vs 6956 Joules

    I'd go with Jono's conclusion. :whistle:


    Enjoy your hunt.
     
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  8. CAustin

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