416 Rigby on a Brno Zkk 602 action

Clodo Ferreira

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Ah, understand. Anyway, because some details, it seems to be made more than probably, before 1970/71.
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Hi Clodo
Thank you.
Unfortunately the original stampings/engraving were polished off during the custom build so I’m not sure. I am attaching a photo of the original the original bottom for interest. The donor action was originally from a 458 WM and it has the indentations on the magazine box.

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Just curious, did this magazine box show dents in the front due to rounds slamming forward under recoil? I believe the standard mags will accommodate a 3.6+ OAL and heavy calibers suffer deformation of the box under heavy use,.
 

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Just curious, did this magazine box show dents in the front due to rounds slamming forward under recoil? I believe the standard mags will accommodate a 3.6+ OAL and heavy calibers suffer deformation of the box under heavy use,.
Hi baxterb

The mag box in the picture has no dents. I’m not sure how many rounds where put through the weapon before I got it. I immediately replaced it with a custom bottom metal. As mentioned previously it was from a 458WM.
 
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Hi baxterb

The mag box in the picture has no dents. I’m not sure how many rounds where put through the weapon before I got it. I immediately replaced it with a custom bottom metal. As mentioned previously it was from a 458WM.
Very good.

Many years ago I worked with Duane building that bottom metal. A hell of a lot of work goes into them!
 

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Just wondering if anyone has built a 416 Rigby on a Brno ZKK 602 action (originally 375 H&H or 416 RM). Was there any difficult/expensive gunsmithing required? Feed issues? How many in std Mag box? etc.
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Yes , they have . During the 1970s and 1980s , John Rigby & Co used the BRNO ZKK-602 actions to built countless of their .416 Rigby rifles .

As the article below illustrates ( see bottom photograph of first page ) , the .416 Rigby is quite ideal for the BRNO ZKK-602 action .
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