People seem to be saying very positive things about this calibre. (I am still fairly new here) but my understanding is that .450 Rigby is relatively rare.
If that is the case, why isn't it more common?
A couple of ideas.
Holts Auctioneers have free valuation days around the country. After lockdown, it might be worth popping down to one of those.
Or you could try asking Westley Richards for their thoughts.
With kind regards
I have never hunted outside England, and I too wondered what the attraction was in shooting a hippo was.
Having read a little bit about dangerous game hunting now, it seems that hunting hippo on land is pretty dangerous and exhilarating. (And now it quite appeals to me.)
I agree that I...
Quick question: which is the bigger calibre?
I think I know that the answer is the .416 Rigby. Everyone says the recoil is higher.
But apparently, the real diameter of a .404 Jeffrey bullet is .422.
So, why is the .404 not regarded as a larger calibre and why does it not create more recoil?
I see a few rifles for sale with quick detachable mounts to allow open sight use.
How often do you guys actually take your scope off and use open sights?
And, are quick detachable mounts worth having, or should you just stick with a variable scope which has low magnification option?
This is triggered by a Pith Helmet thread I just read.
Old safari photos often show some sort of Pith Helmet headgear and having googled Pith, apparently it is light, keeps the head cool and provides shade. Is the Pith too Colonial now?
New safari photos often have some form of baseball...
I am used to hunting in the UK where just about everyone uses a bolt action (saw a Ruger No1 once), but new Safari
Hunting and am learning of the passion for Doubles rifles, particularly for Dangerous Game.
The Doubles only seem to come in Side by Side? Is there a reason for this? Is...
I was talking to a gun dealer about a rifle and he mentioned that it was built on a Brno action rather than Mauser because the Brno action was "stronger".
I don't know what he meant by "stronger" and I know that there must have been many hundreds of thousands of Mauser 98 actions out there, and...
I would like to know more about the Black Mambas.
I went to a talk about Big Game hunting in Africa and the PH giving the talk said that those were the one thing that really worried him in Africa.
He said that they could rise up to waist height. And if bitten, not much that could be done...
I haven't booked any safaris yet. I have only just become interested after reading Dr Robertson's book, "The Perfect Shot 2". Namibia probably looks tops at the moment (because I read that Windhok is the cleanest city in Africa and I don't my wife would want it too rough). I would like to...
Hello, is any kind of hearing protection used on Safari? There are a lot of tiny noise cancelling hearing aid type of devices available these days.
I have not seen much mention of hearing protection and yet you could be firing multiple rounds of large calibers, and moderators (silencers) are...
Yep, that is right. A moderator is a silencer, but it does not silence the sound, just reduce it so ear protection is not needed. A moderator looks like a can on the end of the rifle and makes the rifle look a little ugly and ungainly but it does reduce the sound, and importantly, it...
Hello from England
I have been deer stalking in the south of UK for the past 10 years, mainly Fallow, Roe and Muntjac.
I bought Dr Kevin Robertson's Perfect Shot 2 to understand more about shot placement and the full book, as opposed to the guide, goes into a fair bit of detail about the...