No, not exactly. They end up around 9½# with a tropical and a D weight barrel in .458 Lott. Theoretically they should weigh more for the Rigby and the smaller bores, but they have been known to use the C weight barrels in some cases with the tropicals and this results in real boomers. I believe the .404 Jeffery was done this way as was the .450/.400 which make them less congenial for the average #1 connoisseur. This is also why you'll sometimes hear lamentations from those with #1's in .45-70 and ever so occasionally a lost soul who thinks he's got a .45-70 tropical.Are the Ruger # 1s tropicals, one of those rifles with a fixed form factor, where the bigger the bore, the lighter the overall rifle weight, as a result of the added metal removed? I think they call that "reverse engineering".
I find Ruger stocks in any rifle leave something to be desiredI have had a no1 in 416Rigby, it was a horrible rifle. Why? Because the stock was "shaped" more lie a 2x6 pice of lumber then a rifle stock.
Sold it on. But pretty sure a proper stock would tame the beast to a manageable gun.
He's likely a little weary of picking his head up after all this. Hahaha
Same guy...if you click and hit the posts table you'll see.Very strange format in your response on the “originally posted by”. I wonder if Ol Smoky is still a member.
.375 H&H Tropical may well be the Belle of the ball.I didn't find my 375 H&H Tropical bad at all. When I was bench shooting I found the most comfortable was to free rest the forend on the sandbag and use my left hand to pull the stock into my shoulder. It was also the most accurate like that.
Love to shoot my Ruger #1s. Both are in 7x57 but the international is a viscous little rifle off the bench, I'd just about rather shoot my 300wm. It's no so much the recoil as the way it slaps me in the face. The other one was bought as a barreled action and the previous owner made the stock, it's easier to shoot.
I can't even imagine one in 416 at least not off a bench.
I made the first shot from my new Mauser .416 Rigby on a bench and got cut by the scope despite using a Caldwell Shooting Rest. After fixing windage it shot nicely at 50 and 100m. Leaving for Limpopo in 2 days.I have a never shot nor heard the likes of the .416 Rigby! I recently purchased a Ruger No.1 in this caliber and SUNDAY.. is GUNDAY! Fellas, what can I expect? Can anyone describe what it sounds like? I can imagine this thing is going to get everyone's attention,..ESPECIALLY ME!!
I have a never shot nor heard the likes of the .416 Rigby! I recently purchased a Ruger No.1 in this caliber and SUNDAY.. is GUNDAY! Fellas, what can I expect? Can anyone describe what it sounds like? I can imagine this thing is going to get everyone's attention,..ESPECIALLY ME!!