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Old 06-09-2013, 08:56 PM
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.416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

I am looking at putting together a .416 Barrett as a long range hunting rig. If anyone out there has used one to take game, have you used brass solids? Also, have you used cases formed out of .50 bmg brass? Thanks.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:52 PM
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Re: .416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

I built a 416 Barret 5 years ago when they were the next big thing. Bartlien barrel. LAR action, The works. I used all hunting bullets and settled on Rocky Mountain Bullets. Bottom line there are better cartridges, If you want a wildcat then a 338 snipe tac, 338\408, the Allen Mags. especially the 375 cheytac, snipe tac or allen mag ( all pretty much the same) will out perform the 416 Barret and you will have a better bullet selection to choose from.
I might add the aforementioned Rocky Mountain Bullets BC is advertised extremely high. I have serious doubts if these bullets were judged on the same BC scale that Barnes, Berger and other premium manufacturers are judged by.
If a person is looking for a non wildcat for ease and availability of components it is Very hard to beat the 338-378 Weatherby. Fuel it with a 280gr Barnes LRX and RL25 (around 109.5gr) and a Win Mag primer loaded to a 3.85 coal you will have a serious non wildcat long range contender. EASIER than a specialty EDGE, A Square, Excaliber, etc.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:46 PM
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Re: .416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

I'd give the 416 Viersco Magnum a look it will make around 9,000lbs of muzzle and it's also possible to build a rifle in 416 Viersco Magnum to weigh close to 16lbs.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:41 AM
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Re: .416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

Yeah, I thought about it, but the brass and dies are really expensive.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:33 PM
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Re: .416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

Just looked at the price's on brass for the 416VM 5.95-7.50 per piece is rather expensive.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:37 PM
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Re: .416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

I think that the .375 Cheytac would be a better choice now that I have compared them. Cheytac claims brass is $1.90 a piece and 350 gr smk's are about $1. Plus it uses less powder. out of curiosity, what stock did you put on your .416 Barrett elk hunter?
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:11 PM
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Re: .416 Barrett for Long Range Hunting

I built my own stock out of Carbonfiber. I am fortunate to have a shop that specializes in marine repair. We commonly build dashes and interior mouldings for the high performance racing industry. I had my mould makers and fabricators make a stock that I liked. I might add that it took 3 time to get it right. MUCH CHEAPER TO BUY ONE..In the end it was excellent but it is too light. Very front heavy. It is a Idaho Legal Rifle..Good Shooting!
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