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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Hi baxterbJust 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,.
Very good.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.
@NealeJust 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.
I have that other article about which Luke Samaras wrote, ill post pictures of it asap i find the magazine.Hello,
Yes, indeed! I have (must find it....) a magazine, I think Big Bore Rifles, anual or periodical Guns & Ammo publication from the 90´s, with an article written by Craig Boddington, about an African safari with Paul Roberts, John Rigby´s owner then. That safari was mainly for testing the new 450 Rigby. They tryed two versions of the rifle for this cartridge, both made on BRNO ZKK 602.
I always wondered myself why Rigby erased the original BRNO dovetailed integral scope base rails....