Ballistics

One of the greatest advantages of the .375 Nitro Express is that it will feed perfectly from a basic 303 magazine! Here is another advantage: at the muzzle, a good stiff load from a .45-70, has an advantage over a load from the .375 Nitro Express. Between 50 and 100 yards the advantage will disappear! At 100 yards the energy advantage goes to the .375 Nitro Express.

It is all about a bullet with a good ballistics coefficient!!! If you shoot Grizzlies at 50 yards or less, stick with the .45-70. If you prefer a margin of safety that allows a shot at 200 yards, the .375 Nitro Express is the way to go!!!!!

LOW TO MODERATE LOAD FOR THE .375 NITRO EXPRESS !

Hornady .375 cal, 270 grains, SP-RP Interlock, B.C. .380


MUZZLE
100YDS
200YDS
300YDS
Velocity
2000 fps
1805 fps
1624 fps
1460 fps
Energy*
2398 me
1954 me
1582 me
1277 me

MODERATE TO HOT LOAD FOR THE 45-70 !

Hornady .458 cal, 350 grains, Interlock RN, B.C. .189

MUZZLE
100YDS
200YDS
300YDS
Velocity
1900 fps
1537 fps
1248 fps
1060 fps
Energy*
2805 me
1836 me
1210 me
873 me

* muzzle energy is measured in foot-pounds

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