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**SALE PENDING* SS Ruger #1 .416 Rigby 50th Anniv.

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by 3dram8, Dec 18, 2010.

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  1. 3dram8

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    ***SALE PENDING***

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  2. smsnyder

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    Nice squirrel gun.
     
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    Four rounds fired would mean 4 owners like me! Once would more than enough.
     
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    My shoulder hurts thinkin' about it!!!
     
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    BaBoom, And I bet that exactly is why it's for sale.

    Somebody needs to take up reloading so they can shoot that beast. I'd never shoot a factory round thru it!

    I also personally think it should weigh in at about 12-14 lbs instead of 8 to be a shooter.

    I once had a crazy next door neighbor who had one of these in .458 Win Mag. After I saw him shoot it I knew why he was crazy. the gun had knocked all his cents out. Sense?

    It's either that or there are no Elephants to shoot where he lives.

    Randy
     
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    .416 Rigby info
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Type Rifle/Dangerous Game
    Place of origin England
    Production history
    Designer John Rigby & Company
    Designed 1911
    Specifications
    Case type Rimless, bottleneck
    Bullet diameter 10.57 mm (0.416 in)
    Neck diameter 11.33 mm (0.446 in)
    Shoulder diameter 13.72 mm (0.540 in)
    Base diameter 14.96 mm (0.589 in)
    Rim diameter 14.99 mm (0.590 in)
    Rim thickness 1.65 mm (0.065 in)
    Case length 73.66 mm (2.900 in)
    Overall length 95.25 mm (3.750 in)
    Case capacity 8.28 cm³ (128 gr H2O)
    Rifling twist 420 mm (1-16.5 in)
    Primer type Large rifle magnum
    Maximum pressure 325.00 MPa (47,137 psi)
    Ballistic performance
    Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
    350 gr (23 g) Barnes TSX 2,612 ft/s (796 m/s) 5,304 ft·lbf (7,191 J)
    400 gr (26 g) Barnes Solid 2,515 ft/s (767 m/s) 5,619 ft·lbf (7,618 J)
    410 gr (27 g) Bertram 2,650 ft/s (810 m/s) 6,393 ft·lbf (8,668 J)
    450 gr (29 g) Woodleigh 2,286 ft/s (697 m/s) 5,223 ft·lbf (7,081 J)
    Test barrel length: 26"
    Source: Reloaders Nest [1]
    The .416 Rigby or 10.6x74mm was designed in 1911 by John Rigby & Company of London, England as a dangerous game cartridge and is the first one to use a bullet with a diameter of .416". The rifles, as built by John Rigby & Co., were initially made up on Original Magnum Mauser actions although in later years, some were made on standard length actions, a perfect example being the rifle used by legendary professional hunter Harry Selby[2]. Other famous users of the cartridge were Commander David Enderby Blunt, John Taylor and Jack O'Connor.

    Contents

    1 Design
    2 Performance
    3 Use on game
    4 See also
    5 References


    Design
    The cartridge case is one of the largest ever designed for a bolt action rifle and the huge case capacity allowed for good performance without creating excessive chamber pressure. The cartridge was originally loaded with Cordite, a powder that resembles long spaghetti strands that burns very hot and is sensitive to changes in ambient temperature. Like many cartridges designed by the British in this era, most of its intended use would have been in the hot climates of Africa and India. Large increases in chamber pressure often resulted under such conditions, sometimes making it difficult to extract fired cartridges, something that would be virtually impossible with the .416 Rigby.

    Most .416 Rigby factory-loaded ammunition propels a 400 grain bullet in the neighborhood of 2,300 ft/s . Additionally, it doesn't have the tremendous recoil of other large cartridges such as the .460 Weatherby Magnum. Recently-offered lighter-weight bullets, affordable reloading brass, and reasonably priced American and imported rifles have made this caliber increasingly popular for hunting large game in the United States.

    Performance
    The fairly modern .416 Weatherby Magnum is based on a belted version of the older .416 Rigby case, and in factory form is loaded to higher pressures. The .416 Remington Magnum, using a much smaller case, will equal the original .416 Rigby loads in performance, again thanks to higher pressure.

    The .416 Rigby can be loaded to similar high pressures in modern bolt actions and will yield performance similar to the .416 Weatherby with a 400 grain bullet at 2,700 ft/s. However such loads will exceed the safe pressure limits and cannot be used in older original rifles.

    However affordable modern bolt actions rifles such as the CZ550 now far outnumber older actions. It is quite normal for the modern .416 Rigby owner to turn his gun into a high powered longer range rifle. With the lighter 300 grain bullets available, velocities over 3,050 ft/s are quite possible allowing the Rigby to take game at further ranges. Some load data is now acknowledging two load levels for the Rigby, original and modern as a result.

    Use on game
    Until recently, the use of .416 cartridges was mostly confined to Africa, where they were used primarily on dangerous or "thick-skinned" large game such as rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo.[3]
     
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    Shot one of these one time. The recoil was so bad my dentures flew out. LOl
     
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    Where are you located Rick?
     
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    I'd pay 10 bucks just to watch him shoot 4 rounds out of it. That is a serious take care of business rifle, Not a fun to shoot toy.





    Jim
     
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    Rick,

    That is one nice #1.

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    The worst recoiling gun I've ever shot was the .460 Weatherby, and the one I shot even had a muzzle brake. I was shooting offhand, and my earmuffs, hat and shooting glasses came right off my head. Almost as bad was the .378 Weatherby without the muzzle brake. The .416 Rigby's recoil felt very similar to the .375 H&H IMO - a definite "thumper", but not nearly as brutal as the .460. This rifle has never been scoped, and I shot it using the open sights. It's really not a long-range rifle, so I'd recommend something very rugged and lightweight in a variable scope of about 1X-4X or 1.5X-5X. Scopes like this have nice long eye reliefs and big fields of view so you can quickly find what you want to shoot at. .....Rick
     
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    this gun will come in handy for knocking loose those stubborn bad wisdom teeth
     
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    ***REDUCED*** $800 + shipping.
     
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    I think I have some factory ammo for the Rigby. If interested let me know and I will check. If I do, the price will be right.
    Mark
     
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