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505 Gibbs - 600gr Barnes RN solid projectile - Display Round - INERT

This display round (dummy round) is made from a new (unfired) Norma case (headstamp norma 505 MAG GIBBS) and a 600 gr Barnes brass
solid projectile.

This round cannot be fired as it does not contain powder or primer, there is no licence required.

From Norma USA by Terry Wieland:
"The .505 Gibbs is an awe-inspiring cartridge that enjoys the unusual distinction of having been undersold and underrated for most of its 90-year history.
Originally known as the .505 Magnum, it was introduced by the Bristol riflemaker, George Gibbs, around 1925 – the exact date is vague – with the goal of replicating .500 Nitro Express stopping power in a bolt-action rifle. The large, roomy case was tailored to the oversized Magnum Mauser action.....
.....Like most cartridges in its class, the .505 Gibbs is usually used with solids, but softs have their uses, such as hunting Cape buffalo in herds. With its generous case capacity and long neck, optimum bullet weight for the .505 is 600 grains. Woodleigh did the cartridge a great service when it began producing 600-grain .505-diameter bullets, and Norma did an equally great service for hunters when it elected to load the heavy Woodleighs in its African PH ammunition."


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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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