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IMPALA and the Really Big Ones

New, powerful loadings for the .470 NE, .500 NE and .500 Jefferey

On customers demand I have developed the Big Game Loads listed below. While the goal of the .470 NE load with the 320gr LS bullet was a double purpose Big Game/Plains Game round with flat trajectory, all 500's were built with close range elephant and buffalo hunting in mind. The 420gr CFN "Bosvelder" was chosen beause this design combines maximum energy, high penetration and reliable course stability with  manageable recoil. All loads are well within CIP maximun pressures. Ammunition is available on special order through Impala Europe's custom shop.
 

Ballistic Data:

.470 NE 320gr(20,7g) Impala  LS            
Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Velocity (m/s) 805 750 696 645 597 550 506
Energy (J) 6719 5826 5029 4320 3690 3137 2660
Trajectory(160m) (cm)   +1,7 +4,0 +1,2 -7,2 -22,8 -46,9

500NE 420gr(27,2g) Impala CFN            
Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Velocity (m/s) 750 683 620 560 505 454 409
Energy (J) 7655 6352 5229 4266 3465 2800 2271
Trajectory(147m) (cm)   +2,1 +4,0 -0,5 -13,2 -35,2 -69,4
500 Jefferey
 light load
420gr(27,2g) Impala CFN            
Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Velocity (m/s) 750 683 620 560 505 454 409
Energy (J) 7655 6352 5229 4266 3465 2800 2271
Trajectory(147m) (cm)   +2,1 +4,0 -0,5 -13,2 -35,2 -69,4
.500 Jefferey 420gr(27,2g) Impala CFN            
Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Velocity (m/s) 800 731 665 603 544 490 440
Energy (J) 8710 7265 6016 4940 4023 3263 2634
Trajectory(156m) (cm)   +1,8 +4,0 +0,8 -9,3 -28,1 -56,6