The .470 Nitro Express, introduced around 1907 is attributed to Joseph Lang and is another of the standard big game calibres of the British gun trade that was adopted by a large number of rifle makers. It was developed as a substitute for the .450 which was banned in India and the Sudan for a number of years. It was popular with the elephant hunters of the day and still enjoys a great reputation.
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