What is a 30-416

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sunshinegirl, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Well-Known Member

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    A local gun shop has a 30-416 barreled action for sale. I find very little about this monster, so am asking here. Other than burning huge amounts of powder, is it good for anything. By the way, it has a 30" fluted barrel, and is stainless. He is asking ,I think, $650, or $700 for it.
     
  2. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a monster. Is it based on the 416 Rigby? If so you could be pushing 30 cal bullets with up near 120 grains of powder and only God knows how fast (but scary fast).
     

  3. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Well-Known Member

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    Yup, it is a Rigby case. The action looks huge compared to what I own.
     
  4. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Same as the 30-378 Weatherby. Roy Weatherby used the 416 Rigby as the basis for his 378 case...of course the Weatherby version has the radiused shoulder and a belt, but the case capacity should be about the same.
     
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  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    SS,what kind of action and does the barrel look like an aftermarket? are there ANY lands left in the barrel?
     
  6. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember the action makers name off hand, but I can find out. As for the bore, didn't look yet. I was curious about the beast, nothing more. Are you interested, as I can give you his shop number
     
  7. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    If the action is a Fred Wells-----run and buy it!!!!!!!
     
  8. kondoman

    kondoman New Member

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    There is also a 30-416 Ackley improved, Dies are avaliable, you did not specify the ackley. Forming brass is tricky for this one. so far 165 grain Nosler Balistic tip, 3870 FPSIf you like the big ones this will wet your whistle. My big 30 is on a Weatherby action, accuracy is unbeliveable.