416 Caliber Wanted

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  1. Will 416

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    Does anyone have a 416 Rigby, or even a Rem mag for the right deal, for sale? If it has the barrel band and a smoothed up action in a cz is a plus. I love the model 70, but I know they are super hard to find in a Rigby. (1 production year or customized) I’m also open to others. The main thing is that it feeds reliably and action is smooth. I may buy new, but wanted to see what is out there before I do. Just let me know what you have. Thank you.
     

  2. TOBY458

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    I believe there's a number of them in the classified ads here on AH. If you're mind is set on a Rigby, then your options are somewhat limited. But, if you're willing to go the Rem Mag route, the Winchester 70 Safari Express is as good as you can get for the money.
     
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  3. BnC 04

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    Dad is putting up his CZ 550 in 416 Rigby,
    Will come with die set and 2 or 3 boxes of ammo. Haven't got around to listing it yet but if your interested PM me.
     
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  5. Will 416

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  6. Will 416

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    The least expensive creature you need a 416 to hunt is a $6000 hippo license or buffalo license.

    $2400 is too expensive for the gun that you’ll bet your life on?

    There’s a reason that people buy CZs for $1500 and spend another $2500 getting feed and action tuning figured out, glass bedded, recoil lug contact points correct, etc.

    Buy once, cry once.
     
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  8. TOBY458

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    Or....you could just buy a $1300.00 dollar Winchester 70 and be good to go right out of the box!
     
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    The definition of “good” varies from person to person.

    I’ve yet to find a “new” mass produced gun that was “good right out of the box” for a $10,000-$50,000 hunt where life is on the line and the nearest gunsmith is a 15 hour drive.

    Your appraisal and risk tolerance may vary. Of all the mass produced $700-$1500 rifles I’ve owned, I don’t recall one that was “good” until I had $3000+ wrapped into them.

    And yes, a new model 70 is a wonderful action.
     

  10. Mark A Ouellette

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    That's a great piece of English Walnut. Probably $700 for the wood blank and another $1000 - $2000 for stock making. If I had the cash I'd buy it for the stock and drop box for a build of a .458 Lott on future years...
     
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  12. Will 416

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    I fully agree, but some of us have to do a little at a time. I’m a 35 year old student with a 3 year old. My wife just finished law school and took the bar. She starts a job tomorrow. I’ll like upgrade before I actually put my life on the line with it, unless what I buy proves reliable. For now, I want to practice a lot getting familiar with a large bore again. Trust me, if I had the money, it would be on the way to me as we speak.
     
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    Get the Winchester 70. You will not beat it for the money. Mine feeds as reliably and shoots as well as any other rifle I own. I've owned several of the new Winchester rifles, and all were flawless in performance. Not sure what you could do to it to make it better.
    I'd love to hear some opinions on what needs to be done to it to make it better.
     
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  14. Mark A Ouellette

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    CDNN.com had the M70 in .416 Rem for $1100.

    To make these better the firm but spongy bedding should be replaced with DEVCOM, Accuglass, or Bisonite. I'd add action screw pillars and free float the barrel past the forward recoil lug.

    Buy one, shoot the heck out of it. Next year send it out for professional bedding and pillar job, or do it yourself.

    Shoot well, shoot often.
     
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  15. TOBY458

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    Or, have a McMillan stock made for it, like I did. But that's just more for my own taste than something it actually needed.
    Devcon is definitely a great bedding compound.
     
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  16. Will 416

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    I see that and it’s almost too tempting at that price point, even if I do really like the nostalgia of the Rigby. I have a feeling that it will either be that or BnC 04’s Rigby. A tough decision for sure.
     
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    I may sell my .416 Ruger. Accurized by Hill Country rifles it is a really nice gun. Let me know if interested.
    Philip
     
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  18. Mark A Ouellette

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    If you want to practice and save for an African hunt, shooting the .416 Rem will be less expensive than the Rigby cartridge.

    I recently acquired a .416 Rem via this forum. I listed a WTB add on Accurate Reloading forum for bullets and brass. I was amazed at how much .416 brass I soon acquired at very low prices. Let's just say I now have a lifetime supply!

    Having success on the .416 Rem add for brass and bullets, I decided to try the same for .375 H&H. After a few days I've bagged the only offer of 90 pieces of brass. I had ten times as much .416 Rem brass offered. I can only imagine how little .416 Rigby brass is looking for a new home.
     
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  19. Luvthunt

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    Would you consider a Rem. 700 in 416 REM ?
     
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  20. Will 416

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