The 700 WTF Rifle…When You Need To Kill A Pesky Tyrannosaurs Rex Bothering You
So you’re having problems with a pesky Tyrannosaurus Rex always getting into your backyard and eating your dog and you want it to stop…then the 700 WTF rifle is just the firearm you’re looking for. Because if you are armed with a rifle that fires the .700 Nitro Express cartridge, that beast is going DOWN!! Apparently, the guy in this video built his own rifle that fires this monster of a cartridge and when you watch these guys shoot it, you can really HEAR the “boom”.
*The .700 Nitro Express (17.8×89mmR) is a big game rifle cartridge made by Holland & Holland, London, England. It was developed in 1988 by Jim Bell and William Feldstein and built by H&H. Feldstein had tried unsuccessfully to get H&H to build a .600 Nitro Express for him, but they had already ceased production.
However, when Bell and Feldstein produced the entirely new .700 Nitro Express cartridge, they were able to attract the interest of H&H, which was looking for a new big-bore cartridge. After production began, the backlog of orders was so great that it continued to 2007 and H&H restarted the production of .600 Nitro Express guns.
According to the thefirearmblog:
The cartridge, named the .700 WTF (“What The F…”) and is made by fire forming a .50 BMG brass case, trimming it to 3″ in length and then sizing it. The round is loaded with a 1132 grain paper patched .700 lead cast bullet. The rifle, with just a 16.25″ barrel, can push the 1132 grain of lead up to 2300 fps. That’s 13,000 ft/lbs of energy, right up there with the .50 BMG and far exceeding the .700 Nitro Express. The cast lead bullet has enough energy to pass clean through a 1/4″ steel plate.
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