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Biebs, go north to Newburgh and dig up and clone those mammoths they have there . Then you'll have something to hunt with a 50-140 ! I'll back you up with my baby 45-70 ! 2020 Big Grin
 
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I've been to Newburgh...didn't know they had Mammoths. Can I get a tag? :-)
 
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Yes, the bullet is heavier and the rim is a bit thicker but while the .50-140 may be a huge American round, the .500 x 3 or 3 1/4 bpe is very common in bpe double and single shot English rifles. 5 drams (about 136 grains) and a 440-grain bullet makes a good round for big soft skinned game. As to the .45-70 and .50-90 they must have been too small for the Brits.
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Early elephants for Biebs to see !

http://www.clubprotege.com/for...8Orange-County%29-NY



Your Bergen Museum has some too
 
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Look in 11th Ed. of COTW page 226 of wildcat section,
you will see the 510 Nitro Express.
D'Arcy Echols built it on a Hagn falling block for Bob Schneidmiller.

It is simply the 50-140 Sharps 3.25" using modern brass and smokeless powders.

It at least equals the 500 NE ballistics.
It also beats the old 50-140 BP load using 700-grain bullet by about 600 fps faster, with IMR-4350, according to COTW.
 
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That must be a cannon, for sure.
 
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