.50-95 Winchester Express

 
.50-95 Winchester Express
 
 

The largest calibre for the Winchester Model 1876 "Centennial" rifle. Rifles of this calibre were sometimes called the Cat Gun due to the fact that many of them were used in Africa and India on lions and tigers. The short 300 grain express bullet had a reputation of delivering a tremendous blow up close on soft skinned game, but was also known to loose its velocity quickly at extended ranges due to its fat and stubby bullet shape. Rifles have a barrel twist rate of approximately 1 in 60, so it is unlikely that bullets heavier than 350 grains will stabilise. Cases can be made by turning the rim down to .625 on .50 Sharps basic and shortening the case to 1.92. Overall bullet length should be held close to 2.25 (+ or a few) for reliable feeding. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
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400 grs
Barnes
XMR-4350
300 grs
Barnes original 300 gr. jacket
Accurate 5744
300 grs
Buffalo boar
5744