A-Square - Ammunition - 470 Capstick​​

This cartridge was designed by Col. Arthur B. Alphin and is named after the famous author and African big-game hunter, Peter Capstick. It delivers the maximum possible power from the .375 H&H Magnum case size while retaining the greater magazine capacity of the H&H over the Weatherby or Rigby cartridges. The .475-inch diameter bullets deliver much more shock than the .458-caliber cartridges. The .470 Capstick is designed for heavy game out to 200 yards, and dangerous game at close ranges. Trajectory is flat enough to allow taking medium-size game at ranges up to 250 yards.

The .470 Capstick was designed to deliver 500-grain bullets at a muzzle velocity of approximately 2400 fps. It offers a muzzle energy of 6394 ft-lbs and retains well over 5200 ft-lbs of energy at 100 yards. The .470 Capstick is nearly identical in dimensions to the .475 Ackley Magnum, designed quite a few years prior. Probably the most notable difference is the use of a 500-grain bullet in the .470 Capstick (as opposed to a 600-grain bullet), in order to obtain a flatter trajectory. Capstick was a legend in his own time and did much to promote African hunting. He certainly deserves to have a cartridge with his name on it.


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