I believe many of the Rigby .350R were converted to .404J by reboring he barrels
Yes. Thank you for the correction.
Apparently the whisky was talking last night because not only did I get the cartridge wrong, I posted a picture of a 416RIGBY no. 2....not even close to the 450NE I intended. At least the 416RIGBY no. 2 is a Rigby cartridge, even if it came out nearly 120 years after the 450NE.
The .416 caliber was overlooked for a long time when it comes to rimmed cartridges. A-Square introduced the 416R (circa 1991) shortly before Kreighoff came out with the 500/416NE in 1996. It was a breath of fresh air for the caliber, but it took Rigby another 20+ years to catch on.Funny enough, John Taylor in his African Cartridges book pondered why Rigby had not yet made a rimmed version of the 416 - he even said they could call it the 416 Rigby No 2!
Always good to do a little 'celebrating'. But after the second sourmash, I close my computer and go to bed. Sleep well, too.Had a really good Friday with a well earned dinner paid for by the company. Afterwards we came home to relax and enjoy some Eagle Rare.
...then I made the mistake of opening my computer, thinking I could unscramble my "tuned up" brain into some form of coherent content fit for the likes of AH. Once again proving that bourbon and guns (even on the internet) can be a dangerous combination.
I should start a thread called "Inebriated Gun Thoughts and Purchases"...