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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The .404 Jeffery is a large-caliber, rimless cartridge<ref>Big Bore Rifles and Cartridges (1991). Wolfe Publishing Co.:Prescott, Arizona. pg. 235 ISBN 1-879356-00-7</ref> designed for large, dangerous game, such as the "Big Five" (elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard) of Africa. Other names for this cartridge include .404 Jeffery Rimless, .404 Rimless Nitro Express, and 10.75× 73mm. It was created by W.J. Jeffery & Co of England based on their desire to duplicate performance of the .450/400 (3¼") cartridge.<ref name="chuck_free">The .404 Jeffery by Chuck Hawks</ref> There are two basically similar sets of dimensions for this case, depending on the manufacturer.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The .404 Jeffery as originally loaded fired a .423" diameter bullet of either {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} with a muzzle velocity of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and muzzle energy of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} or {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} with a muzzle velocity of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} of energy.<ref>Taylor, John (Reprint edition 1977). African Rifles and Cartridges. The Gun Room Press:Highland Park, New Jersey. pg. 107 ISBN 0-88227-013-3</ref> It is very effective on large game and is favored by many hunters of dangerous game. Performance and recoil are similar to other African dangerous game cartridges.The .404 Jeffery was popular with hunters and game wardens in Africa because it gave good performance with a manageable level of recoil. By way of comparison, the .416 Rigby and .416 Remington Magnum both fire a 400 grain .416 in bullet at {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} with a muzzle energy of approximately {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, which handily exceeds the ballistic performance of the .404 Jeffery but at the price of greater recoil and, in the case of the .416 Rigby, rifles that are significantly more expensive.


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The .404 Jeffery is a large-caliber, rimless cartridge<ref>Big Bore Rifles and Cartridges (1991). Wolfe Publishing Co.:Prescott, Arizona. pg. 235 ISBN 1-879356-00-7</ref> designed for large, dangerous game, such as the "Big Five" (elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard) of Africa. Other names for this cartridge include .404 Jeffery Rimless, .404 Rimless Nitro Express, and 10.75× 73mm. It was created by W.J. Jeffery & Co of England based on their desire to duplicate performance of the .450/400 (3¼") cartridge.<ref name="chuck_free">The .404 Jeffery by Chuck Hawks</ref> There are two basically similar sets of dimensions for this case, depending on the manufacturer.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The .404 Jeffery as originally loaded fired a .423" diameter bullet of either {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} with a muzzle velocity of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and muzzle energy of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} or {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} with a muzzle velocity of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} of energy.<ref>Taylor, John (Reprint edition 1977). African Rifles and Cartridges. The Gun Room Press:Highland Park, New Jersey. pg. 107 ISBN 0-88227-013-3</ref> It is very effective on large game and is favored by many hunters of dangerous game. Performance and recoil are similar to other African dangerous game cartridges.The .404 Jeffery was popular with hunters and game wardens in Africa because it gave good performance with a manageable level of recoil. By way of comparison, the .416 Rigby and .416 Remington Magnum both fire a 400 grain .416 in bullet at {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} with a muzzle energy of approximately {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, which handily exceeds the ballistic performance of the .404 Jeffery but at the price of greater recoil and, in the case of the .416 Rigby, rifles that are significantly more expensive.


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Intro  History  Commercial and wildcat children  See also  References  

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