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What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

 
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Old 06-08-2005, 09:15 AM
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

My 416 is a Rem. I only shoot 400 gr bullets in it. It shoots them to 150 yds as flat as flat can be done. Africa
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:21 PM
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

RDM416,
Where in north AR you from? Shoot me an e-mail, its on my page.
Guys, the question should read: What would you NOT use a .416 Rigby for?
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Old 06-08-2005, 08:53 PM
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

Bravo4, I checked your page and your email is not listed. My name is Rick, email is rdm@direcway.com. I am located in the Heber Springs area of AR.
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

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What would you NOT use a .416 Rigby for?

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Prairie dogs. Too expensive and painful! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

Pop,
Since you asked about my load, I'll ask about yours. I am not familiar with the 330grn bullet you mentioned. It sure has a good BC for the cal / weight. Please let me know your source. I would like to load some up and try them. How many grn of RL 19 are you using? By the way, good shot on the doe. 450+ yards is a long poke. That Wyoming wind is always fun to deal with. Of course a heavy 330grn bullet helps with that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

Mine is 119 gr of RL 19. Yields 3100 fps . The bullet is a GS Custom and it is molyed from the manufacturer. http://gsgroup.co.za/hvloads.html http://gscustom.co.za/
RL 22 would not bust 2950 with the 350 Triple shock but I do get 3150 or so with RL19 and the 300 grain Barnes.
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Re: What would you use a .416 Rigby for?

Thanks for the info on the bullet. I'll check out the link and get some on order. I average about 3075 with the Barnes TS 350grn. I picked up about 80 to 90 fps when I had the longer barrel installed, based on comparisons of the same loads shot from the factory barrel. Not certain if it is the barrel length or that the Shilen barrel does not have the long freebore that Wby uses.........a little of both I suspect.

I have not tried the 300gr Barnes in a while. I shot some of them a couple years ago but did not get good accuracy with them. I would have to look up in my load notes to see what the speed was......
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