.577 Tyrannosaur

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577 Tyrannosaur
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577 Tyrannosaur
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 1993
Case type Rimless, Bottleneck
Bullet diameter 0.585 in (14.9 mm)
Neck diameter 0.6135 in (15.58 mm)
Shoulder diameter 0.673 in (17.1 mm)
Base diameter 0.688 in (17.5 mm)
Rim diameter 0.688 in (17.5 mm)
Rim thickness 0.063 in (1.6 mm)
Case length 2.990 in (75.9 mm)
Overall length 3.710 in (94.2 mm)
Rifling twist 1 in 12 in (305 mm)
Primer type Large Rifle Magnum
Maximum pressure 65,000 psi (450 MPa)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
750 gr (49 g) Monolithic Solid 2,480 ft/s (760 m/s) 10,240 ft⋅lbf (13,880 J)
Test barrel length: 26 in
Source(s): Alphin (1996)[1]

The .577 Tyrannosaur or .577 T-Rex (14.9×76mm) is a very large and extremely powerful rifle cartridge developed by A-Square in 1993 on request for professional guides in Zimbabwe who escort clients hunting dangerous game. The cartridge is designed for use in "stopping rifles" intended to stop the charge of dangerous game. The 577 contains a .585-inch (14.9 mm) diameter 750-grain (49 g) Monolithic Solid Projectile which when fired moves at 2,460 ft/s (750 m/s) producing 10,180 foot-pounds force (13,800 J) of muzzle energy.[1] The production model from A-square is based on their Hannibal rifle.


  1. ^ a b Alphin, Arthur B. (1996). Any Shot You Want (First ed.). On Target Press. ISBN 0-9643683-1-5. 

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