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

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

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.