Originally Posted by Tikkamike
I personally prefer large diameter heavy for caliber bullets... never been much of a minimalist. I have used 375 rum and 338 win on black bear this year I will be using a 416 Rigby. t
What do the motor head guys say? No replacement for displacement.
I have an early '50's sporter built on an '03 Springfield that had been to Africa a couple times, according to the owner's widow. Has an integral ribbed .416 barrel, no chambering markings. Chamber casts indicated a wildcat and finally figured out that the 'smith ran a .404 Jeffrey reamer into to 2.5", making it a .416 Jeffrey Short or something similiar - I still don't know what to call it so just named her "Thumper". I guess it was a standard length 416 Ultra Mag before Remington thought up the Ultra Mag.
I got some HDS Jeffrey brass, mangled it down to fit and fireformed it. I've not shot it alot but the 400 gr. cast loads I've used shot very, very well. It feeds just like '06 in that action - slick. The action rails appear unaltered. It's fitted with a Lyman receiver sight and ivory bead. I need
optics unless the light is perfect and don't want to drill and tap this one. I sure would like to see a bear over that front sight someday though.