Would .408 rum be worth making

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by dgr416, Dec 20, 2003.

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  1. dgr416

    dgr416 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Would the .408 ultra mag or the 416 rem mag necked to .408 to use those bullets be worth making.I want a ultra long range that weighs 8.5 pounds not 25 pounds.In a weatherby Accumark style rifle.The 416 weatherby accubrake should work.Is there 400 gr soft pt and 320 gr soft point for hunting?
  2. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Forget the .408 for your purposes. The machines solid probably won't be a good game killer and they cost a fortune. An 8.5 lb rifle would shake you to the core even with a good brake.
  3. Mark_in_utah

    Mark_in_utah Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    Isn't that called a .404 Jeffries? That's the parent case for the RUM, so skip the wildcat and go with the parent, right?

    Seriously, what is there that you want to do with a .408 that a .338 RUM can't do?

    Mark in Utah