Before I had a religious conversion to the .458 Winchester Magnum faith,
I dithered with many big bore chamberings and lots of wildcats.
I made a false start on the .500 Jeffery in 2003, finding a dusty box of .500 Jeffery dies made by North Devon of the British Isle.
That was in Rapid City, South Dakota, in a small shop now gone defunct.
I also saw a couple of .500 Jeffery rifles complete at First Stop,
and had just returned from a side trip to the outskirts of Oklahoma City
where I had fired a fellow gunnut's .500 Jeffery made by Sterling Davenport on a standard M98 action.
That was an amazing rifle.
So, I was a sucker for the dies as a start down the trail.
Here is the siren that called to me:

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I checked this PT&G reamer print by Dave Kiff and found it faithful to CIP chamber and brass drawings:

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Here is a detail from an article by well-known .500 Jeffery fan Tony Sanchez-Arino,
and even he can find something to complain about:

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OK, Jeffery copied the original .500 Schuler "Jumbo" (12.7x70mm Schuler)
regarding later release of the .500 Jeffery with same case head and rim anyway.



Ron aka "Rip" for Riflecrank Internationale Permanente
NRA Life Benefactor and Beneficiary
.458 Winchester Magnum, Magnanimous in Victory