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#7063113 - 11/10/12 04:15 PM 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 03:36 AM 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 - 11/13/12 09:15 PM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: setch]
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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 07:17 AM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Fotis]
gunner500 Offline
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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 07:19 AM 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 08:05 AM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
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Registered: 11/28/10
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Loc: Central Louisiana
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 09:42 AM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Registered: 08/21/09
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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 10:14 AM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
gunner500 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Loc: Oklahoma
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

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#7075224 - 11/14/12 11:36 AM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: gunner500]
Dirtfarmer Offline
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Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 11069
Loc: Central Louisiana
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 12:59 PM Re: The 416 is Range ready---PIX [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Loc: Oklahoma
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".

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