Karl, glad you got in.
I have a Ruger 416wby and often thought of having the thing rebarreled and chambered for a variant of the 408 CheyTac too.
Warren has "THE" bullet for long range work with that big case, it's just that it is only in .408" that concerns me.
Not one other person I'm aware of makes a bullet in that dia. yet, if they ever will. If Sierra made a 400gr MK I'd jump on it today. I have to have a choice ya see.
A .375" or .416" would be the logical choice, having Warren make a bullet modeled after the 408's .940 BC wind walker.
I think the .375" and 400gr missles would be the easy ticket for success here.
Warren has the 408 brass. A friend, Randy has 100rds already. I got to measure one a while back.
Randy has a 585 Niati too. It's huge.
I have another friend, Chris Campbell, he uses Warrens J36 in their 30/378Wby's exclusively. He sayed they are VERY accurate and hold up great.
As far as I know Warren doesn't make the J40 in 375 or 416. But has indicated to me that he would make a 416 400gr based on the 408 416gr bullet.
Ross at Prairie Gunworks
Has dies and reloading data for the 416PGW.
[ 06-19-2002: Message edited by: Brent ]