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Posted: 8/17/2003 1:43:56 PM EDT
does anyone know of a rifle or a type of rifle that fires that caliber. i have that and i just got my new BFR 45-70
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 1:51:15 PM EDT
You will have to shell out the bucks for a custom rifle or a double gun. I have friends who deal in high dollar doubles, and I have yet to see one in that caliber come around.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 1:55:16 PM EDT
the problem is i have round 50 or 60 rounds of 700 nitro but no one makes a rifle and the truth is i want a pistol version..i know im a sadist but i love the recoil
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:01:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 2:04:05 PM EDT by zer04evr]
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:06:35 PM EDT
Your best bet is talking to SSK about a TC barrel. Make sure you buy a muzzle break. After the docs get your wrist back together, dictate a post to someone, and let us know how it went.

Crazy Mofo
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:09:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 2:10:40 PM EDT by zer04evr]
well itll be worth it considering the 45-70 i fired 1handed with barely any recoil. the funny thing is my S&W 44 mag custom hot loads packed more kick that the incredibly bigger 45-70 rounds and yeah i will post the expierience when it comes
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:20:20 PM EDT
Have you tried American Derringer?

J/K, can you post a pic of the round?

Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:24:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 2:33:00 PM EDT by zer04evr]
the 45-70 round http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/blog/cracky/bigbullet.jpg

and the 700 nitro expresshttp://www.accuratereloading.com/700c.jpg ps the 700 i dont have one of mine on that photo but that is the size. and the 45-70 is next to a 45 cal round. oh yeah and before someone freaks out and says something the 700 nitro is noit actual size. enjoy
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:42:33 PM EDT
Oh yeah btw is there anything bigger that the 700 nitro just out of curiosity
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 4:32:03 PM EDT
I seem to remember doing some research into this awhile ago...

Holland & Holland had a limited run on these rifles awhile ago...and if my memory serves me right...they ran in the low six figures...

Lets see....



In 1988 the .700 Nitro Express, a caliber even more powerful than the .600 NE, was developed by Jim Bell and William Feldstein of California. Holland and Holland designed and built a double rifle in which to shoot the .700 NE. I saw one of these monsters at the Holland and Holland factory booth during the 2001 Las Vegas International Sporting Arms Show. The H&H representative told me that the rifle was valued at about $250,000 and the .700 NE cartridges cost about $100 each! Clearly this would not be the caliber to choose for casual plinking. This project was financed by Mr. Feldstein, who wanted to own the most powerful elephant rifle in the world. H&H has subsequently sold several of these .700 Nitro Express rifles.

Link Posted: 8/17/2003 4:49:46 PM EDT
thanks for the info zippy now i know i wont be getting one soon well i might make one thanks anyway
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 5:52:08 PM EDT
Yes, the 4 Bore would be much bigger. It's dia. is around 1.00 or so and fires a 1,500gr +/- slug. It packs a huge punch, but gives up some deep penetration numbers due to size and its slow speed. If you can find a 4 Bore, they sell for no less than 20k. Someone posted a pic of a big bore revolver (.600NE) awhile back, but I lost it. What did you pay per rnd?
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 7:36:16 PM EDT
this may sound like total sh*t but i got in a grab bag of ammo. i got like 2000 rnds of 9mm 4000 rnds of 38 and bout 80 rnds of 30-06 all for bout 200$ at a gun show by my aunts house when we were on vacation. my mom bitched at my dad for the whole ride home.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 11:30:30 PM EDT
I mean, if the article I posted is correct, keep mind you have 5-6000 dollars worth of ammo there...in 1988 dollars....

I browsed around...i couldnt find it for sale anywhere.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 1:40:16 PM EDT
Those figures were probably early run figures. Woodleigh sells the bullets, and they run about $4-5 apiece I think. I'm sure the brass is expensive as well, but you already have that!

That brass should last a while. This is definately a caliber worth your time reloading!

Spend the big bucks on a rifle. It sounds like you are a 700 NE owner looking for a reason to buy...
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 6:06:03 PM EDT
yup it is the sad truth but i really dont feel like droppint 20k on a rifle when i can buy the barret 50 cal bmg for bout 6grand
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 6:46:40 PM EDT
I saw a 4 bore double for sale at the Houston Safari Club show a few years back. $42,000 in pretty decent shape. If you're serious about finding a .700 Nitro rifle, I'd expect you'll have to have one built or pay 5-figures unless you're willing to settle for a beater. But what do I know?
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 6:51:01 PM EDT
I should've read Zippy's enlightening post earlier.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 3:49:47 AM EDT
zer04evr, contact Saeed at www.accuratereloading.com

They made a 700 NE rifle based on a .50 BMG action. www.accuratereloading.com/700ne.html
He can probably tell you more about it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 11:51:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zer04evr:
the problem is i have round 50 or 60 rounds of 700 nitro but no one makes a rifle and the truth is i want a pistol version..i know im a sadist but i love the recoil

You can order one from Holland & Holland. Prices start at $175,000. The only on I have actually seen for sale was $275,000. Your best bet would be to sell that ammo. It's worth about $80-100 per round.

Link Posted: 8/19/2003 6:09:55 PM EDT
If you do decide to sell any of the rounds, I may buy one! Let me know.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 7:49:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2003 8:28:33 PM EDT by Quenton_Cassidy]
go to www.accuratereloading.com and look around a little. I've seen a .700 NE on that site that's built on a 50 BMG action.

edit: it's on the pictures page under rifle collection 19. there's also videos of a guy firing it in the video section.
Link Posted: 8/25/2003 7:45:35 PM EDT
Here is a thought. The Ruger #1 action is one hell of a strong action. Get in contact with SSK Industries. They do custom jobs on #1 actions. I seen an ad for them in Shotgun News. They do custom chamberings for many BIG calibers. Your .700 N.E. may be one of them.

May the Force be with you.
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