Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by Stuart70, Oct 20, 2012.
Stuart70, Welcome to the forum! Ditto for some pictures and more info.
Hi cmorrow, I am a fan of the .404 too and own one. I have the big CZ Safari Classic. It is a great old round and will with handloads equal the .416 Rigby in factory form, in other words will drive a 400 gr bullet to over 2400fps if wanted. I shoot mine to around 2250fps which is plenty and recoil is quite managable. Its an accurate cartridge to boot. A 98 Mauser action is long enough if the magazine is modified and the feed ramp may have to be shortened as well which is frowned upon by some. This is why a larger action is often used to build a .404J. It is no longer than a .375 H&H but it is bigger around and that takes up mag space. Keep us posted on your progress.
I'm glad to hear that the Mauser action can be used. Is there a gunsmith you would recommend for the build? Are there any parts for the build that are better than other part makers. Well I bate ask questions and run but work will come early in morning. Thanks
Afraid I cant really help you out there, but its the kind of build most could handle. I think that many smiths will recommend a more suitable action than a 98 Mauser however. Not that it cant be used but there are better choices that wont require as much work. Good luck!
Hey I'm still getting used to the this forum so if this comes out looking like a computer program insted of a paragraph excuse me. Yeh I have a soft spot in my heart for African rifles and cartridges. I'm pretty good at taking recoil but the largest round I've shot is a 300 win mag with a 180 gr billet. Factory load. I had a sharps replica that was about 9lbs and a steel butplate that I shot 420gr lead at 1100fps. It thumped you but I could shoot a box full in an hour with no problem. What I learned to do when shooting a big round for the first time was to stand up brace you legs like you were going to push something heavy like a car, then bend you knees and lean into it, pull the gun into your shoulder hard. Then pull the forearm down align up your sites, make sure your scope if one and your thumb aren't near your eye or nose and squeeze the trigger.
If everything goes as planned the shot goes off and the gun and you recoil up and back together. Yeah the spec on the 404 Jeffery look good, I can't wait get mine built. Well I've got to go. I'll talk to you later. I'm trying g not to get Blown away by this hurracane.
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