Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Revolver for the Elephant Hunter

Any pistol that comes in either .600 Nitro Express and .458 Winchester Magnum is more pistol than I'd want to either carry or, to be frank, even shoot. That said, if you are in the market for an elephant pistol - literally - here you go - The Austrian-made Pfeifer-Zeliska .600 Nitro Express Revolver.

Here are the prices and specs on it:

Price VAT incl. 13.840,- EUR

Technical data:

 Calibre:.600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag.
 Muzzle velocity:462 m/s,Full metal jacket 900 grain
 Muzzle energy:      6.230 joule
 Weight:13.23 lbs
 Capacity:5 rounds
 Barrel length:13 inch
 Overall length:21.65 inch
 Features:browned special steel. As every revolver is an individual product we can satisfy every customer wish. 

Converting the price into U.S. Dollars, this pistol sells for $18,501. Kynoch Cartridges still loads the .600 Nitro Express and sells new cartridges for $180 for a box of 5 or $36 a piece. However, if you are spending over $18,000 for a pistol why quibble over the price of ammo!

For a full review of this pistol by someone who has actually shot it, go to Tony Roger's website where he has a full review of it. He says the recoil actually isn't as bad as one would expect putting it similar to a 500 S&W Mag. He has a lot more pictures and details on this monster revolver.

H/T Weapon-Blog

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