Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .600 in Eley Nitro Express

Centrefire rifle cartridge - .600 in Eley Nitro Express

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

XX.3752

Provenance

Purchased from a private seller 22/07/1997

Physical Description

A thick rimmed slightly tapered brass case, with a large copper primer. The bullet is a squat, flat nosed nickel jacketed type, with a lead tip

Dimensions

BulletDiameter0.61in
CaseLength2.98in
OverallLength3.47in

Calibre

.600 in

Inscriptions and Marks

ELEY 600 NITRO

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

F.G.Barnes. Cartridges of the World, 6th Ed.
G.Hoyem. History & Development of Small Arms Ammo. Vol 3.
Why anyone wants to put a lead tip to aid expansion on a bullet thats already the size of a small cannon shell, is a total mystery to me. Particularly as Tyrannosaurus Rex died out quite some time ago.