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Just in case you having a hard time getting enough energy on target (ie doubling your .470 NE) I notice Bertram has the first Sterling Davenport .585 Nyati for $5,000 on the site. Just the ticket if you need to stop a charging Panzer.


http://bertramandco.com/rifles-for-sale.html
 

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Just in case you having a hard time getting enough energy on target (ie doubling your .470 NE) I notice Bertram has the first Sterling Davenport .585 Nyati for $5,000 on the site. Just the ticket if you need to stop a charging Panzer.


http://bertramandco.com/rifles-for-sale.html
I believe @matt85 either had a .585 nyati or a .585 HE I don't remember... It seems to me like a cartridge from an age gone by, when big bores were required for big animals... nowadays, a solid bronze .50 cal. 600 grain solid is probably as big as anyone NEEDS to ever go... but need and want are two different scenarios. also... methinks 11lbs will be farrrr too light for this gun...
 

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14% More Energy than a .700 NE in a 11 lb Rifle does seem a little excessive. Even with a brake!

I have often wondered if anything beyond a .577 was really needed even for an Elephant stopping rifle. I remember watched a video with a "Double-Tap" on a charging Elephant with a .500 NE and it seemed to put the Bull down with authority.

Of course given my vast Elephant experience (I saw one once in the zoo) what do I know?
 
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