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450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain (DGX) Dangerous Game Expanding Bonded 20 Rounds

Hornady # 8257 |  Item # 003-8257
  • 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain (DGX) Dangerous Game Expanding Bonded 20 Rounds
  • 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain (DGX) Dangerous Game Expanding Bonded 20 Rounds
  • 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain (DGX) Dangerous Game Expanding Bonded 20 Rounds
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450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain Nitro Express (DGX) Dangerous Game Expanding Bonded 20 Rounds

by Hornady Bullets and Ammunition

Product Overview

Midsouth now offers the 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain DGX Bonded Bullet in a convenient 20 count box. The 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain DGX are specifically designed to ensure proper expansion, at all velocities, upon contact with the target. The 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain DGX is equipped with a high quality jacket to ensure superior accuracy. The 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain DGX bullet design produces ultra-flat trajectories with precisely controlled expansion.


The 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain DGX cartridges are designed to have immediate and violent expansion upon contact with the target to ensure a clean kill. The expansion is not dependent upon high velocity either. The 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4" 480 Grain DGX has an engineered jacket for exceptional accuracy at most intermediate ranges. The overall design allows for perfectly controlled expansion and the highest weight retention possible.

Specifications and Features:

  • High BC
  • Explosive expansion
  • Easy to seat
  • Ballistic Coefficient (G1): 0.285
  • Sectional Density: 0.327

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Product ID Number
- Part No. 8257

Weight & Dimension
- Length: 6.3750
- Height: 1.3750
- Width: 4.5000
- Weight: 2.7500LB(s)

Bullet Specifications
- G1 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.2850
- G7 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.0000
- Minimum Twist: N/A
- Sectional Density: 0.3270

Bullet / Ammo Application
- Dangerous Game
- Large Game 300-1500 lbs

Fear no evil. Hornady® manufactures Dangerous Game™ Series ammunition with only the finest components, under strict quality control measures. Our classic bullet designs are tailored to meet the needs of the serious safari hunter. We use techniques and processes that rival hand loads, with the ultimate goal of making every cartridge accurate, deadly and dependable!


From the InterLock® SP-RP bullets to the heavy-hitting DGS® and DGX® bullets, each Dangerous Game™ Series load is topped with a deadly projectile. InterLock® SP-RP Bullets SP-RP stands for "spire point - recoil proof," and the design of this bullet eliminates the problem of tip deformation during recoil. These heavy-duty InterLock® bullets combine rugged design with improved trajectory in dangerous game rifles. DGS® Bullets The DGS® non-expanding bullet is recommended for thick-skinned game such as elephant, rhino and hippo. Its tough copper clad steel jacket is designed to provide maximum penetration from all angles on thick-skinned and heavy boned dangerous game animals. DGX® Bonded Bullets DGX® Bonded bullets are built to the same profile as the corresponding DGS® (Dangerous Game™ Solid) bullets but expand to 1½ to 2 times their bullet diameter. They feature a copper-clad steel jacket bonded to a lead core to provide limited, controlled expansion with deep penetration and high weight retention. Bonding the jacket to the core prevents separation from high-energy impact on tough material like bone, ensuring the bullet stays together for deep expansion.


Powders are carefully matched to each load to ensure optimum pressure and velocity, and to regulate in double rifles. Some of our Dangerous Game™ Series loads feature Superformance® propellant technology.


Like all Hornady® ammunition, our Dangerous Game™ ammunition uses the highest quality cases and primers available. Consistent components translate to consistent shooting in the field.