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.50-110 Winchester
Type Rifle
Place of origin USA
Specifications
Bullet diameter .512 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Neck diameter .534 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Base diameter .551 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Rim diameter .607 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Case length 2.40 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Overall length 2.75 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Primer type large rifle
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
300 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) (black powder, .50-100 factory load)1,605 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,720 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
285 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) 1,600 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,710 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
450 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) (black powder)1,475 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,190 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
285 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) (smokeless)1,750 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)2,045 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
300 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) (smokeless factory load)2,225 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)3,298 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972

The .50-110 Winchester (also known as the .50-100-450 Winchester, with different loadings) is an obsolete American black powder centerfire rifle cartridge.

Introduced in 1899 for the Winchester Model 1886 repeater,[1] the .50-110 Winchester was also available in single-shot weapons such as the Winchester 1885 Hi-Wall. Slight variations in charge weight in the same case led to the mistaken belief these were different rounds, when in fact they were not.[1]

Designed for black powder, the .50-110 was also available in a potent smokeless loading, comparable to British elephant rounds.[1] In power, the standard load was comparable to the contemporary British .500 Black Powder Express, [2] It is sufficient for elk, deer, moose, or bear at medium range or in woods,[3] and thin-skinned African game, but not dangerous animals such as elephant. The high-velocity smokeless load was in a class with the .444 Marlin,[4] and its power exceeded the .348[5] and .358 Winchester.[6]

Winchester continued to offer the cartridge commercially until 1935[1] and while it is still offered by some suppliers, due to its obsolescence and resultant obscurity, it is significantly more costly than more current cartridges — averaging from US$3 to $4 per round.Script error[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Barnes, p.116, ".50-110 Winchester".
  2. Barnes,pp.34 and 230.
  3. Barnes, p.230
  4. Barnes, p.62.
  5. Barnes, p.52.
  6. Barnes, p.54.

SourcesEdit

  • Barnes, Frank C., ed. by John T. Amber. ".50-110 Winchester", in Cartridges of the World, pp. 116 & 124. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  • ______ and _____. ".30-30 Winchester", in Cartridges of the World, p. 34. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  • ______ and _____. ".577 Nitro-Express", in Cartridges of the World, p. 233. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  • ______ and _____. ".500 No. 2 Express (.577/.500)", in Cartridges of the World, p. 230. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  • ______ and _____. ".444 Marlin", in Cartridges of the World, p. 62. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  • ______ and _____. ".348 Winchester", in Cartridges of the World, p. 52. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  • ______ and _____. ".358 Winchester", in Cartridges of the World, p. 54. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.

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