Bullets should never be in the 1000's of grains, that's just crazy. I am thinking much smaller than that something in the 505 range. It might be cool to get a 50 cal black power of some sort. It's not as punishing but would still be something a little fun to shoot. I still want a little fun to be had by all. 1000 grain bullet.....amazing....
I had a custom built 460 Wby for a while 26" barrel with no brake weighed in at around 9.5lbs or so and was plain stupid painfull to shoot. the actual recoil into the shoulder wasen't to awfully bad but it would snap your head down and forward which lead to a case of whip lash , I also had some pain in my scapula and AC joint after shooting it. I traded it off for a couple AR's , the new owner put a Vais brake on it now it kicks about like a 458 Winchester.
Me too. Got one for Africa but for now it does well for the US...until I get there.
Originally Posted by POP
Actually this was one of three goats on that day!
1st doe fell to the 416 WBY MAG (Heck it is a new gun with no "blood" on it and I could not wait to get to Africa in order to shoot it).
Shot was taken at 452 yds. Right behind the shoulder and out the other.
This is her with my boy! Notice the muzzle break on that 416 MAG! :wink:
2nd doe was at 277 yds again with the 416 WBY. One spine hit and she was dead.
Another buck fell to the 264 Win Mag. Shot was at 501 yds right through both shoulders.
Gave up the ghost right there. It was a great hunt. Loads used.
416--330 GS Custom at 3075 fps
264--125 Nosler Partition--3350 fps
"Weatherby was too long so I nicknamed it "Bee""