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#11831379 - 02/16/17 The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"...  
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...would be the .577 Nitro Express, and you can probably guess why...

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#11831394 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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BWAAHAHAHAHA, it was my pleasure Tex, I have a doubled gallon plastic bag of 100 rounds I reloaded sometime back when I thought I'd get to go pig hunt with you guys this Spring, I was gonna bring it just for YOU! grin


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#11831794 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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grin

It WAS a privilege to shoot it, a wonderful rifle. Cured me of wanting one, however!


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#11832005 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Is 416 Rigby even close?


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#11832221 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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I would be scared to fire it

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#11832291 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: SBTCO]  
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Originally Posted by SBTCO
Is 416 Rigby even close?


Not even remotely close.


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#11832409 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Uummmmmm...what is "remotely close?"
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tex n cal,

If you ever get a chance, try the .600 Nitro Express....


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#11832481 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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An African hunter (I forget who) once was asked why he used a 600 nitro express. He replied, because they don't make a bloody 700 nitro express.


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#11832639 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: Mule Deer]  
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
tex n cal,

If you ever get a chance, try the .600 Nitro Express....


As I told a friend not long after shooting the .577, if an elephant was charging me, and the .577 was laying in front of me, I'd have to think about it...

smile so no to the .600. I have shot .458's off the bench, and can handle them fine. Would like to have a .416 Rigby at some point. I think it was JA Hunter who said the .500 Nitro was his limit, and I suspect it's mine as well!



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#11832646 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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I've never fired anything like the .577. Biggest I have owned and fired was a 416 Rigby and a 378 Wby. Those kicked enough for me, thank you very much. eek


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#11832665 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Originally Posted by tex_n_cal
grin

It WAS a privilege to shoot it, a wonderful rifle. Cured me of wanting one, however!


LOL!


WTB correct 1-1/4" leather sling for a pre-64 375 H&H, I have the swivels.
#11832666 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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I have done .416 Taylor, .416 Rigby and .458 Lott, both from the bench and off hand.

Those were enough for me. I don't even own them anymore since my Cape Buffalo.

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#11832683 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: m_stevenson]  
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Originally Posted by m_stevenson
Originally Posted by SBTCO
Is 416 Rigby even close?


Not even remotely close.


Absolutely correct, the 600 and even 700 Nitros pale in comparison to my 8 Bore black powder rifle.

IIRC, a 10lb rifle firing 400 grs black powder under an 825 gr round ball at 1450 fps has 190 ft. lbs free recoil! shocked

That old heifer really boots fully loaded, the 300 gr charge is plenty enough for me or anything I'd ever hunt with it.


WTB correct 1-1/4" leather sling for a pre-64 375 H&H, I have the swivels.
#11832687 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: donsm70]  
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Originally Posted by donsm70
I have done .416 Taylor, .416 Rigby and .458 Lott, both from the bench and off hand.

Those were enough for me. I don't even own them anymore since my Cape Buffalo.

donsm70


10 or so years ago a buddy showed up here with a Ruger #1 in 458 Lott asking if I could help him zero it. shocked

He had a new Leupold scope and 4 boxes of ammo, that Lott really boots from the bench Don.


WTB correct 1-1/4" leather sling for a pre-64 375 H&H, I have the swivels.
#11832709 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Gunner I loved shooting both of them


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#11832723 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: bea175]  
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Originally Posted by bea175
Gunner I loved shooting both of them


Hey Bea, I was pleased to find 30 Woodleigh 750 gr softs and 30 solids going through my load bench awhile back, those came with the rifle and I had forgot about them, I loaded them up with some 40 or so rounds I already had loaded.

We need to have another pig hunt in Tennessee so's we can shoot em up buddy. cool


WTB correct 1-1/4" leather sling for a pre-64 375 H&H, I have the swivels.
#11832764 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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I would like that


A Doe walks out of the woods today and says, that is the last time I'm going to do that for Two Bucks.
#11832801 - 02/16/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: bea175]  
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You bet, you could bring all your new guns for us too see and shoot, bet you've built 10 damn guns since we hunted Tennessee.


WTB correct 1-1/4" leather sling for a pre-64 375 H&H, I have the swivels.
#11832919 - 02/17/17 Re: The only cartridge I've ever called "incredible"... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Call me a wuss, and that's OK. My .375 H&H is more than enough for me, and it's 9 1/2# with a Decelerator pad. Never did care for recoil. That's why I have so many 7x57s and smaller.



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I have Ruger #1's in .458 mag and .475 Turnbull. The Turnbull has 95% of the .458's case capacity, so it is basically a 7½ lb .470 Nitro (less scope).

One of these days I think I'll get a nice .375 #1 and have it rebored to .416. It should be fairly light and handy smile


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