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    The Rigby is here...

    Rigby uses Recknagel scope mounts on their Big Game. The front is a dovetail that pivots into place, and the rear is a claw that tightens by rotating a ring at the bottom. Mine have met my expectations and return to zero within 1/2 moa based on my experience. I think another user here had...
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    My Buffalo Rifle

    I can vouch for the 1-6 EE as well. Excellent scope for a heavy recoiling rifle, and I'm still able to print 1 moa groups with it off sticks at 200 yds if I do my part.
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    Els & Co Leather Craftsmen

    Rigby gets their shell holders and belts from Els & Co. Top quality for sure!
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    Bullet Performance Database

    I would guess that more elk have fallen to a .30-06 than any other caliber, due to its sheer prevalence if nothing else, but the .270 probably isn't too far behind it in that statistic. To clarify my statement, I wouldn't recommend Sako Hammerhead bullets on heavier game based on this...
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    Rigby Big Game rifle in .416 Rigby

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    My Buffalo Rifle

    Rigby Big Game in .416 Rigby. In the early stages of planning a 2019 trip to Zambia for cape buffalo.
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    The Rigby is here...

    Update, I loaded up a few Woodleigh Hydro solids. The end result was this group, using the exact same powder charge as my softs. 3 shots at 100 yards off the bench. I couldn't be happier. It would suffice to say that I'm done with load development, which was a faster process than I've...
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    Sunday is election in Germany

    I understand, and best wishes in your country's election! And good hunting!
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    Sunday is election in Germany

    @Wheels hit the nail on the head. @Foxi With all the immigration issues in your country, feel free to immigrate yourself to ours (USA). Not that we don't have our own issues, but you would be welcome here.
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    Who reloads.....and why?

    Well said. This pretty much hits the nail on the head.
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    Bullet Performance Database

    That is pretty much exactly what I thought when I first saw the bullet. He had asked me about Core-Lokts, and I (incorrectly) assumed that these would be superior based on the fact that they're bonded and the literature published by Sako. Literally the first thing I said to him about the...
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    Bullet Performance Database

    This was fired from my friend's .270 when he killed a black bear last week. It definitely was effective as the animal only took 1 step and then 'fell over like a tree' as he put it. Before the hunt he had asked me for suggestions for ammunition. I recommended something loaded with heavy...
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    The Rigby is here...

    I've got a few packages of 400g Hydro's sitting on the reloading table just for that purpose. I think the 410g Weldcores and 400g Hydro's should have me covered for anything I'll be hunting with this rifle. I still have a few rounds loaded with H4350 that I haven't had an opportunity to try...
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    The Rigby is here...

    Thanks for the many complements. The caliber is .416 Rigby. I tried 3 different powders the first day out. IMR7828, RL25, and H4831SC. It liked them all pretty well, but the H4831SC seemed to group just a little bit better than the others. @Buckdog thanks for the advice about the lead...
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    Bullet Performance Database

    Caliber: 45/70 Type of bullet: Woodleigh Weldcore Bullet speed: 1800 FPS MV Distance of shot: ~ 30 yards Original weight: 405 g Recovered weight: 395.5 g (97.7% retention) Species: wild boar Shot placement: entered the south end of a north-bound boar, recovered in the neck.
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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    .416 Rigby Big Bore Rifle

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    The Rigby is here...

    I suppose this post is overdue, so here it is. In the fall of 2016, I placed an order for a Rigby Big Game with a few options of my choosing. After months of waiting I received it in June. I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, but without further delay; I am very...
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    Help Me Choose a 1911 Pistol

    One of the Springfield TRP models would probably be one of the nicer 1911's in your price range. I have several Colts that I'm partial to, but admittedly the non-custom shop ones I have don't come from the factory as ready to run as the Springfield TRP's that I've handled. My 2 Colt custom...
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    What I've learned about Zimbabwe Air Travel With Guns

    Wow this sounds like a huge PITA. I have no interest in booking a hunt if I can't hunt with my own rifle. Definitely something to consider when booking a hunt in the future.
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    'Monster' Cape Buffalo

    Can't believe nobody thought of this yet. Clearly the most logical choice. :sneaky:
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    U.S Election reactions

    Couldn't be said any better.
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    Group Buffalo Hunt

    I would be proud to take any of those, and at that price... wow. REALLY wish I was in the market for a buff hunt right now. So there has to be 4 hunters in the party to get that rate?
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    'Monster' Cape Buffalo

    Since this is supposed to be on an island, I'm thinking that a full broadside from a WW2 era battleship or battlecruiser about a mile offshore would be the way to go. The 'hunter' could coordinate the shot via radio by spotting with binoculars from a safe distance on one of those peaks in the...
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    'Monster' Cape Buffalo

    So I was watching a trailer for an upcoming movie (Kong: Skull Island), and this image caught my attention more than anything else in the trailer. The recommended caliber for a cape buffalo the size of an office building would be an interesting discussion. A 15 inch naval gun might be a good...
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    Soooo you got a new President...

    The liberals in this country have not learned their lesson. For the past several years, their tactic has been to attack and belittle anyone with an opinion different than theirs. Labeling conservatives as 'rascists, fascists, bigots, ignorant, uneducated, unenlightened, etc' is what got Trump...
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    Soooo you got a new President...

    Most conservatives are optimistic. The liberals are still in denial.
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    Waterfowling

    I understand exactly what you're saying. Sorry I don't have any cool pics handy to post. I had to take about a 10 year hiatus from waterfowling due to work and moving, but am finally starting to get back into it this season. Opening day this year brought back a lot of good memories. One of...
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    USA: Sandhill Crane Hunt West Texas

    Well done! Hard to beat a good day blasting Canadians (and no I'm not referring to Brickburn). All we've got up here in western KY right now are a few ducks and some specks. I'm just now getting back into waterfowl hunting after about a 10 year hiatus. I'm told the Canadian geese rarely...
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    12 Gauge for Ducks and Geese

    I'm a Browning guy, when it comes to shotguns. Love my new Browning A5. It is inertia operated (like the Benelli's) and has a 3.5 inch chamber. No hiccups from mine yet, though it was just christened yesterday for the opening day of waterfowl season. The tally was up to 17 ducks and 9 geese...
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    Wanted M-70 Winchester Custom African Express .375 H&H

    You would think that if Winchester offered rifles like that every year (in small quantities), they wouldn't have much trouble selling them. Economies of scale win out I guess.
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    Wanted Rigby 416

    It's going to be chambered in .416 Rigby. Supposedly 4-6 months. Can't wait for it to get here.
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    Why I'll never hire Craig Boddington's Outfitters

    That's not Namibia on the map. That's Zambia.
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    Wanted Rigby 416

    Well, a London Best was not in my budget, but I was able to swing a well optioned Big Game. While it won't be as customized as your rifle, I'm still very excited about it. It's been on order for about a month. What grade is the wood on your rifle, if you don't mind sharing? The stock looks...
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    Wanted Rigby 416

    What a beautiful rifle and excellent trophies! It seems they are willing to put their money where their mouth is. This thread makes me feel pretty good about the little project I have on order with them. ;)
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    The .450 Rigby Rimless Magnum

    Possibly an explanation was the British Army's 1907 ban of the importation of .450 caliber rifles and ammunition into India and the Sudan. This spurred the birth of the .470 calibers. I'm not sure how long the ban was in place, though.
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    Wanted Rigby 416

    I agree the wood on that particular .416 PH is rather uninspiring for what they cost. It's interesting that the wood on the .450 looks that much better when I believe all PH models come with Grade 2 Turkish Walnut. The regular Big Game comes standard with Grade 5 Turkish Walnut and can be...
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    Wanted Rigby 416

    I have no idea what your budget is, but have you considered contacting Rigby about a new rifle? Their PH model starts at $10,995 (US pricing) per their website.
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    ENGLAND: Red Stag Stalking In The Rut

    Looks like I'm a month late on this one, but WOW what a trophy. Congratulations!
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    BRICKBURN Tonight

    I found this posted on another site. Made me laugh, so I thought it was worth posting it here: The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. The Republican presidential campaign is prompting an exodus among left-leaning...
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    U.S Election reactions

    I sure hope you're right. This is the best opportunity we've had for something like this in decades. LMAO YES. Getting to see them eat crow may have been the most satisfying part of the evening. Watching the liberal media reporting the election results was akin to watching a commentary on...
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    U.S Election reactions

    I'm still stunned. Like others, I voted for Trump not because I thought he was the perfect candidate, but more because I believed our country could not withstand 4 years of Hillary, heaven forbid 8 years. They say it's usually the squeaky wheel that gets greased, but I believe this is an...
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    Anyone Need A Swarovski Dangerous Game Z6i 1-6x24 #4 EE Scope?

    Wow! This is a very good deal for someone. Bought the exact same scope last year and paid much more. If I didn't already have mine, I would jump on this.
 
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