Norma has teamed up with Woodleigh bullets to offer the finest dangerous game ammunition available. Tried and tested steel-jacketed solids and bonded-core softpoints are coupled with high quality
Norma brass and powder and loaded under the most rigorous inspection standards in the industry. Nickelled cases are used to ensure the most reliable feeding and ejection from rifles whose metalwork is too hot to touch or is full of the inevitable African dust. The Woodleigh FMJ bullets use a steel jacket twice as thick as any other in the industry. Cases are all hand inspected both before and after loading. We carefully select powder and primer in order to make variations in point of impact from batch to batch as small as possible.
It is our goal that you can pick up a box anywhere in the world and have the same point of impact as with the box you used at home.
This cartridge was introduced in 1900 and is probably the most popular of all the British big game cartridges. The .470 NE is probably designed by the gunmaking firm of Joseph Lang. Contrary to most of his contemporary gunmakers he chose not to make it a proprietary cartridge. Accordingly rifles for the .470 NE were built by almost all the famous British makers.
The .470 NE has plenty of killing power for all African game. It has a reputation for giving better penetration than the equivalent cartridges that were designed to replace the .450 caliber which was banned in India and Sudan by the British in 1907 in order to prevent rebels getting ammunition for stolen military weapons. Like almost all the British big game cartridges the .470 propelled a bullet of approximately 500 grains to a muzzle velocity of approximately 2150 fps and hereby generating a muzzle energy of approximately 5.000 ft. lbs.
After Kynoch ceased production in the 1960s ammunition for the .470 became scarce and everybody thought this was the end of the big doubles.
However in 1989 Federal began producing ammunition with much better quality bullets than formerly were available. Since then several other companies like the resurrected Kynoch Ltd. have followed them. As almost all ammunition is to be used in double rifles emphasis will be on duplicating the ammunition for which the rifle was regulated.
|Bullet Type||Rounded Soft Nose|
|Ballistic Co Eff.||0.374|
|Rounds Per Box||10|
|Rounds Per Case||70|
|Trajectory Short||0 @ 100m|
|Trajectory Long||-257mm @ 2|