New rifle project opinions

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by darrindlh, May 23, 2012.

  1. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    So guys I have a new project that I can't get out of my head. A 15lb .416 weatherby shooting the 375 grn cuttingedge bullets with a B.C of .825. I'll push them 2800fps.

    Darrin
     
  2. TheKySharpshooter

    TheKySharpshooter New Member

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    I've been wanting to do a .416 project myself. Sounds like a good idea.
     

  3. encore man

    encore man Member

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    416 how big is the case has to be a lot of powder but sounds like a fun build to take on
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    If it is intended for long range hunting be careful with the weight (Mose states wont allow
    rifles over 16 pounds scope and all).

    The 416 is a beast and can be very accurate.

    It is one of my favorite big bore calibers.

    If you are looking for the ultimate 416 the 338/416 Excalibur would be the ticket because
    of case capacity or the 505/416.

    These big cases will hold an average of 135 to 140 grains of powder and should be able to
    push the big 416 bullet close to 3000 ft/sec.

    Sounds like an interesting project. Keep us posted.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    Je Custom ,
    You are exactly right. I am going to keep the weight at 15 lbs. Im thinking 32in barrel, a big muzzle break. Now I need to decide if I'm going custom action or buy the MrkV weatherby.

    Darrin