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Old 07-08-2006, 08:41 AM
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Wild Bill, I spoke to many of the custom action makes and realized the same thing. A few make actions for the 416 rigby boldface, but most do not.

If you went with the lott, would you put a brake on it?
I may shoot it first then decide since I don't really like brakes, but I guess sometimes you just need one.
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:54 AM
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Wild Bill, I spoke to many of the custom action makes and realized the same thing. A few make actions for the 416 rigby boldface, but most do not.

If you went with the lott, would you put a brake on it?
I may shoot it first then decide since I don't really like brakes, but I guess sometimes you just need one.

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Yes put a Viass brake on it you can also have a flush fitted cap made to cover the thread if you decide to take it off. You can get a HS precision detachable magazine to take the 375 H&H that will feed the Lott into a Remington action if you go that way. Also if you have a cap on the brake and get somewhere that they tell you you cant use it you can screw it off and use the rife without it. i have shot 2 460's as stated earlier and most of the large Weatherby rifles come with porting and i have never heard that they could not use their rifle because of it.

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Old 07-08-2006, 08:57 AM
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Also if you go with a 416 the 375 Ultra mag necked to 416 is an awsome performer but it daes not give you any options if you loose your supply of ammo. It will give you performance just under the 416 WBY but you can down load it to a lighter pressure and still pass the Rigby in energy and velocity. Laos ultra mag cases are cheap so you dont wory about them asmuch and just a full lenght size with a tapered expander and you have the 416 Ultra mag.

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Old 07-08-2006, 09:59 AM
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Re: Action Strong Enough

Or you can load the Rigby up to nearly match 416 Wea. and surpass the 416 Ultra
Although there is no need to load higher than 2400 fps, faster does not increase on game performance it only makes them reciol more and harder to shoot.
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Re: Action Strong Enough

If you want CRF in a left handed action, Montana Rifle actions are an excellent choice they are backordered right now at the factory, but should be shipping any day. They will handle the 458 lott or the 416 Rem but not the 416 Rigby or 460 Weatherby. MR also sells barreled actions and has gunsmith services.

I have a Win mod70 416 Rem that I love too shoot, it is a great Buffalo rifle, but it is not a charge stopping rifle. If you are willing to trust someone else to pull your bacon out the fire if [censored] hits the fan then the .416Rem or Rigby is all you need. I personally prefer to know that I can handle what ever happens. If there is a wounded animal to follow in the thick stuff heís mine to sort out the PH can back me up. This might not be for every one, but if I pay $10,000 and travel to Africa itís not to watch a PH shoot my animal.

Also the H&H based cases have a larger Magazine capacity than the Rigby or Weatherby cases.

BP-Tech makes a muzzle break that does not increase the noise level, and is tunable for muzzle lift.

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Old 07-08-2006, 12:52 PM
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Re: Action Strong Enough

I have heard some negative comments about montana rifle actions. Plus, they are molded, not machined.
I would be reluctant to put one in a DG rifle.



If I did go with a brake, I would be a Vais or Answer.
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[Quote]by bjlooper
I have a Win mod70 416 Rem that I love too shoot, it is a great Buffalo rifle, but it is not a charge stopping rifle. If you are willing to trust someone else to pull your bacon out the fire if [censored] hits the fan then the .416Rem or Rigby is all you need. I personally prefer to know that I can handle what ever happens. If there is a wounded animal to follow in the thick stuff heís mine to sort out the PH can back me up. This might not be for every one, but if I pay $10,000 and travel to Africa itís not to watch a PH shoot my animal. [Quote]

I have a difficult time believing that a 416 would be under gunned to stop a chargeing Buffalo unless you missed.
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