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#7054242 - 11/08/12 The 416 is Range ready---PIX
Fotis Offline
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She is ready and so am I.

Unfortunately the winds won't let me play.

Anyway as promised pictures with the 2 Zeiss's. One is the 30mm 1.5x6x42mm and one is the Conquest 4.5x14x44mm.







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#7054790 - 11/08/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
Dirtfarmer Offline
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Beautiful rifle, Fotis.

Bet she shoots as good as she looks.

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#7054801 - 11/08/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Whats the barrel length on that beast? Very nice rifle.What powder are you going to load her with? What bullets?

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#7056065 - 11/08/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: WildWest]
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Barrel length is 26"

Bullets will be 300 TSX at 3150 fps H4350 and or RL19

350 TTSX at close to 3k with VV560 and or rl22

330 GS custom at 3100 with RL19 H4350
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#7058929 - 11/09/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
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Fotis I had a Zeiss 1.5X6 on my Norma Magnum for years and for dealing with Brown Bears in near darkness it was as close to a nightvision scope as you could get! Excellent choice. Jim
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#7059361 - 11/09/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: waterrat]
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Beautiful rifle! I'm looking forward to the range report!

Eric

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#7060304 - 11/10/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: EricM]
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Very nice rifle fotis....Let us know how she is on the shoulder...
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#7060335 - 11/10/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: bsa1917hunter]
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The shoulder is never a problem with the 416 bud. I just go nuts about the wind that will not let me shoot it
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#7060808 - 11/10/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
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#7060904 - 11/10/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: EricM]
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I will be looking forward to the range reports also! My plain vanilla 416 Rigby pushes the 350gr TTSX's to 2700 fps, and is not hard to shoot either, even from a hunting weight rifle with no muzzle brake.
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#7063113 - 11/11/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: safariman]
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Very nice fotis. Looks like alot of fun.
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#7070586 - 11/13/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
setch Offline
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Originally Posted By: Fotis
Barrel length is 26"


Remind us Fotis, what contour & brand of barrel do you have on it??

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#7073760 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: setch]
Fotis Offline
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The rifle in new in box totally stock. It was made in 1992 in Japan. The barrel is the standard Japanese #4 contour.
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#7074453 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
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Damn Fotis, a 416 WBY Classic-Mark? Didnt know they ever tooled together such a critter, The Classic-Marks are my fav WBY's, I have a CM-II in 300.

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#7074459 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
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And BTW, you may already know this, but a Bud of mine runs the newer 350 gr TTSX's out close to 3000 fps from his w/ a big charge of RL-22, a helluva all WW game firebreather.

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#7074620 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
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Gunner,

Sounds like that hi vel load may jar the shooter worse than a slower vel big gun like your .505 Gibbs. Less push back for sure, but maybe more "jolt"?

DF

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#7074884 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Fotis, keep me up to date on this 416 as you have time. I'm considering adding another 416 to my pile myself and am interested in the Barnes 350gr TTSX loads in particular. I'm thinking they'll give my 378's some competition.
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#7074977 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Gunner,

Sounds like that hi vel load may jar the shooter worse than a slower vel big gun like your .505 Gibbs. Less push back for sure, but maybe more "jolt"?

DF


DF, I have fired my Buds 416 WBY so loaded, it gives a very fast and violent recoil, his is in a big Micky stock, no flex like wood.

The Pendleton brake on the factory WBY's help a little, but as far as sheer bone jarring recoil that old 505 pushing the 600 gr Woodleighs at 2450 fps with 145 grs H-4831 SC is a dirty rotten mule booting dog in it's own class.

My new loads feature the same bullets, both soft and solid at a more sedate and civil 2200 fps. LOL

Gunner
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#7075224 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
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I've shot a Merkel .500 NE double rifle, pushing 570 gr. bullets around 2,150 fps. It was a big push, but didn't rattle my teeth like I was expecting. That gun weighs around 10-11 #'s. I was able to recover quickly, putting two fast shots on a 25 yd. target about 2" apart. I was pretty well impressed with the gun and how I could handle it.

The Gibbs, I'd probably elect to just watch you shoot that one... shocked

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#7075454 - 11/14/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Yessir, weighted Merkels to around 10.5-11 lbs are quite manageable in 500 Nitro, the factory guns at 9.25 lbs can be a little "Bucky".

Gunner
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#7086069 - 11/18/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
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Originally Posted By: gunner500
Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Gunner,

Sounds like that hi vel load may jar the shooter worse than a slower vel big gun like your .505 Gibbs. Less push back for sure, but maybe more "jolt"?

DF


DF, I have fired my Buds 416 WBY so loaded, it gives a very fast and violent recoil, his is in a big Micky stock, no flex like wood.

The Pendleton brake on the factory WBY's help a little, but as far as sheer bone jarring recoil that old 505 pushing the 600 gr Woodleighs at 2450 fps with 145 grs H-4831 SC is a dirty rotten mule booting dog in it's own class.

My new loads feature the same bullets, both soft and solid at a more sedate and civil 2200 fps. LOL

Gunner


Small point, but the "Pendleton Dekicker" was never on the .416 Wby's. That company went out of business before it was developed for release to the public. The only Wby's that have the Pendleton are the .460's from Japan. Don't recall ever seeing one on the German version but they could be there as well.
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#7099861 - 11/22/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: AussieGunWriter]
Fotis Offline
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Correct and it sucked shooting the 460 with that "brake"
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#7100152 - 11/22/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
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shocked, I'll have to call my old Bud and ask him if he had his barrel done like a Pendleton, I would have sworn it was factory, and my Jap 460 indeed had one, and IIRC they looked identical.

Gunner
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#7101266 - 11/22/12 Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
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Originally Posted By: gunner500
And BTW, you may already know this, but a Bud of mine runs the newer 350 gr TTSX's out close to 3000 fps from his w/ a big charge of RL-22, a helluva all WW game firebreather.

Gunner


All I hear when I read that is, OUCH!!!, my buddy has a damned sore shoulder everytime he pulls the trigger.... whistle wink
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