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.375 Flanged Nitro Express

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Type  Rifle
Designed  1899
Case type  Rimmed, tapered
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Produced  1899
Bullet diameter  .375 in (9.5 mm)

The .375 Nitro Express 2½ inch Velopex , was a black powder cartridge introduced in 1899.

Overview

A hunting cartridge produced for single-shot and double rifles, the .375 Flanged NE is a slightly longer version of the .303 British necked out to .375 caliber. The .375 Flanged Nitro Express should not be confused with the .375 Flanged Magnum, a much longer and more powerful all-round African hunting cartridge.

The .375 Flanged NE is not considered suitable for hunting dangerous game, but is considered a good low velocity medium bore cartridge for woods and plains game with superior performance to the .45-70.

References

.375 Flanged Nitro Express Wikipedia