416 SNIPETAC : INFO

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by mantovavo, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. mantovavo

    mantovavo Member

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    Hello guys

    Is there someone that can help me to discover some informations about 416 SNIPETAC as alternative cartridge to 416 BARRETT ( BARREL BURNER) ?

    It's true that the 416 snipetac and the 416 barrett are very close in performances ?

    I see that the Pacific Tools have a chamber reamer and go-nogo gauges but the reloading dies where

    I can find ?

    The Lothar Walther barrels produce a 36" inch barrel with 1/12 twist and 1.65" diameter

    i'd like to shoot 500 grains bullets from the 416 snipetac but I don't have experience with this caliber.

    Please if You can help me

    Giuliano

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. yorke-1

    yorke-1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any first hand experience with a 416 SnipeTac, but I did neck one of my 338 Big Baer (338/408 Improved) cases up to 416 to get a case volume measurement. I came up with a case capacity of 172gr H2O. Using that number in Quickload I'd imagine that a 416 SnipeTac would come in around 75-100fps behind 416 Barrett with a 500gr bullet from equal barrel lengths. You could probably load the 416 SnipeTac to higher pressures and bring them a little closer together.

    You could look into the 416 Hubel Express. It would give a case capacity closer to the Barrett but still work in a CT sized action.
     
  3. mantovavo

    mantovavo Member

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    Yorke.....many thanks for your time...:):)
     
  4. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    When the new 375 Mercenary brass comes out then you use that brass and neck it up.