I have been pondering a .375 Cheytac or .375 Am as a big brother to my .338AM, but got side tracked a little. I do not know a thing in the world about the 416 Barret. It is bascically a .50BMG shortened and necked down to .416 from what I read on wickpedia, but with about 40 grs more capacity than the 408 based cases. It has me really wondering what a .416 case with minimal body taper and a sharper shoulder would do when necked to .375.
Here are my questions?
1. Downfalls of the .416 brass problems etc.?
2. Rocky Mountain RBBT bullets ? I have used a few in a buddy's 375 CT, seem to shoot okay any idea on performance on big game?
3. Reloading stuff? I have never dealt with .50 BMG sized cases. What am I going to need for trimming cases, priming them etc? What primers do they use?
4. I am thinking about a McMillan big .50 repeater action, any experiance?
5. Probably a Lawton 10 Twist .375 would get used since I do not plan on shooting solids. That sound about right as far as twist?
6. I know I will not make weight in some states as far as legal for hunting. How many states have weight restrictions?
7. Is this just a bad idea?
8. I know I will have to have a finish reamer ground and a reamer for a sizing die, anything else that I would need to get on order?
Any input is appreciated, especially contact info for anyone who has tried this.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.