Re: Long range loads for 416 Rem Mag
I don't have any experience with the 416rem, just the 416wby. I use the 400gr XLC and need 24.5 moa to zero at 700yds and 31 moa at 800yds. That's as far as I've went with it as far as group shooting and making a drop chart goes. It shoots pretty damn close trajectory wise to the 308win of my sons. Add a few more clicks than the other flatter shooters, and with a good range determination they're dead meat!!
More power than the 308win way out there, but I still would limit myself to 1000 yards with it when I finish the drop chart on the 350 X bullet I'm working on. It's rolling along at just over 2900 fps if I remeber right, it's been a few months since I shot the damn thing now. The 300 Ultra has kept me preoccupied all winter.
Either the 300 or 350gr bullet will work fine, but beware, the Barnes BC's are BS! The 400gr XLC is running about .380 or something, again if I rememeber correctly. I have it wrighten down in my notes. It's just under .400, that I'm sure of. All the other Barnes have been way below the advertized BC's too, except the 168 XLC, it was real close.
I never have shot anything but A-Frames and X bullets in mine. The 400gr A-Frames did under 1.5 moa but never better, never worse no matter hat load with RL22 I used. I have two more boxes sitting here to try with RL25 and the Retumbo I just got. The BC is real close to the 400 Barnes.
I killed a fork horn moose a couple years ago at 640yards with the A-Frame, wind got me a bit and the bullet went through both front shoulders and exited though.
I finished my sons moose off at 200 yards the week before this and the bullet stopped under the hide on the far side after about 30" of penitration just missing the spine and through the shoulder blade. That A-Frame weighed 365gr and was a textbook mushroom at almost .800" diameter.