Originally Posted by Jinx
Hello guys. I want to have a custum rifle built for large game hunting, so I am looking at calibers like a 416 Rigby, 375 etc. It will mainly be for bush hunting. I am new at this, so could someone give me pointers at what I should look at when starting up. I live in S.A so it would be difficult to use one of the gun smiths that is on the site. All info is appreciated.
There are more big bore shooters on this site than you think!!!!
I am one and love the big bores.
I realize that reloading components may be hard to find down there, but if not there
are lots of options for you.
A few years I set out to biuld a big bore that was at least .40 cal because some countrys
still require .40cal or larger.
I wanted something that was easy to build on a remingtion action,with more power than
a 416 rigby or a 416 remingtion, with brass that was available and strong.
The build was a great success and if you do a search on this web site for 416 Buff there
are several threads and post with pictures.
It is based on the 375 RUM case and dies are available from Hornady and reamers can be
bought from Dave Manson Reamers.
Enough said about the 416 Buff . If reloading is out of the picture and factory ammo is a
requirement then I would recomend any 416 that you can purchase ammo for easy because
of the power they offer and also with 300 or 350gr bullets they are very flat shooting to
400 or 500yrds if needed.
In the 375 range my order would be the 378 weatherby,375 RUM and the 375 H&H.
If you have any more questions on any of this feel free to P M me or post questions for other
Big bore shooters to answer.
J E CUSTOM