Picked up a .416 Rem Mag on GB tonight

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  1. JoeOU1

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    Been in the market for one in either a Winchester, Remington or CZ configuration. And finally found the one that fits my needs. M700 synthetic (says Kevlar) with a Mag-Na-Port installed muzzle brake. Plus, it comes with 4 full boxes of top notch Federal ammo, with only 5 rounds missing, as those were used to sight it in.

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    Big bores are fun. Get yourself a Past recoil shield and you'll enjoy it more. Good it has a muzzle brake and of course, double ear protection. Enjoy. Don
     
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    MAN!!..I was watching this one...should have bid on it...RATS!!! GOOD LUCK WITH IT!!
     
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    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    I have always thought that was an over-looked cartridge.
     
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    Plenty enough for anything that walks on this earth. Don
     
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    Holy cow. Nice rifle!
     
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    Planning on bagging an elephant?

    Cool rifle. Enjoy.
     
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    Your area infested with T-Rex?
    Congrats!
     
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    Also learn to reload and you'll be able to hunt everything from mice to moose and even if you never use it for hunting will really be able to enjoy that rifle if you reload for it. Try the federal ammo and then put it away and get some dies, a Lee hand press, a good scale and maybe even a powder measure if you don't want to weigh charges one by one. With the lee hand press, it's cheap and you won't need a workbench. also get a good hand-priming tool.

    Cast bullets at 45-70 velocities would be adequate for most North American game. Cast or jacketed can both be used with trail boss powder for some very light recoiling but hard-hitting loads. about 20-25 grains of unique would probably also work will with a 350 grain cast bullet. Unique is a double-based powder with a high nitro content and is not sensitive to positioning in a large case.

    Reloaders know that Unique is truly Unique. I've always wanted a 375 H&H so I could load it to different power levels starting with 38-55 equivalent loads all the way up to elephant and cape buffalo loads. Congratulations on a great acquisition.
     
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    Friend of mine would rabbit hunt with that. Said it got him into shape for safaris- I always wondered what kind of rabbits they had in Africa. Definitely didn't wont to go there if the rabbits needed a 416...
     
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    I've been looking into a Cape Buffalo hunt and a plains game hunt in Africa for a couple of years. Have a good broker and have been talking with a few safari regulars and trying to get everything planned to a tee. Too expensive to not do tons of homework before pulling the trigger on a hunt.
     
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    All the more reason to learn to reload and become more familiar with that rifle and get in a lot more practice. Speer Hot-Cor Bullets 416 Caliber (416 Diameter) 350 Grain Mag-Tip Box of 50 are on sale now for $24.79 $0.50/Bullet at midway. You would probabley want to use a 400 grain bullet for cape buffalo maybe even a solid, but the 350 grainers migh have the same point of impact and recoil impulse and would be good for practice at 50 cents a bullet rather than a dollar a pop.

    And the PAST recoil shields really work. I use mine for sighting in 3 in 12 guage slug loads.
     
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    416 is a good caliber. I liked mine, though it was a Rigby.

    416 is good medicine for bear and moose too should you venture north.
     
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    Though I strongly disagree, some might think the .416 is unnecessary in N. America. There is no such think as being overgunned dealing with large grizzlies at close range. Don
     
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    I think the 404 and 416 are just about right for AK.

    Not too much for moose, musk ox buffaro, and bear, but still flat enough shooting to make 2-300 yard shots.

    I love my 458 Lott, but you don't shoot it much further than you can throw it.
     
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    I agree. Three things the shooting public didn't like about it: One, it was an odd bullet diameter meaning it wasn't a 30, a 338, a 375 or a 458. Two, it was an "Elephant gun" and was considered to powerful for North American game. (although reloaders knew better) And 3, and this is a legitimate concern, it was too long for standard length actions.

    In that regard the 416 Ruger is a better cartridge but it's even more overlooked.
     
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    Very nice Joe

    That's a great caliber. :cool:
     
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    I'd probably use one of my .300 Wby, .338 Win Mag or .340 Wby for moose. And for brown bear, my .375 H&H is stainless/synthetic. Be better suited to Alaskan weather.
     
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    Then again, I'd love to take a big brownie and a moose with my .45-70, so maybe more than one hunt hopefully. :)