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Thank you so much for your help! I've started buying Hornady brass and also have 60 factory Norma rounds, heard Norma brass is the best, annealed necks, etc; wish I could find Norma, nickel dipped?January 15, 2022 - $145.99 | .416 Rigby - NORMA RELOADING BRASS - 50 QTY. View our prices and deals on our / Free shipping on orders over $150.00. Shop with Norma Shooting online todaynormashooting.com
Thank you, Labman! I have been gathering some brass here and there, Hornady and Norma. I hear Hornady is good but Norma collectively considered the better of the two? All subjectively speaking, I definitely have a bit of a mountain to climb. Other good news, I've gathered some reloading manuals/books, as well, one being The Big Book Of Gun Gack. So many things to learn, thank you again, I know I'll have several questions!!If you're only planning on loading for your 416 Rigby I assume that you won't be doing a high volume of shooting. I'd recommend you start with a good quality single stage press. RCBS, Redding, Hornady, Forster plus others are all good. Personally, I'm partial to RCBS. Great customer service and warranty. Don't hesitate to buy a used press in good condition. Of course, you're also need dies, and the appropriate shell holder. Then there's a powder measure, scale, powder Trickler. case trimmer as well as other accessories. The most important item is a good reloading manual or two. If you're looking to buy everything new you can buy starter kits from several of the major tool manufacturers. You Tube videos are a good source of basic information as well.
Thank you BB416! Yessir, I have looked at this press and I like what I read regarding the Forster co-ax. I'm putting my santa list together so it's researching and more researching..I hope to get this right the first go-round. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and knowledge!!I reload 416 Rigby and (everything else) on a Forster co-ax. Agree with labman that components are going to be the difficulty currently.
Hello Mark! This is quite a journey I've set before myself, truly I'm humbled having access to this skilled community. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and knowledge on this subject, it helps me in ways I could never find elsewhere. Surely I'll have many questions along the way!Its hard to go wrong with a RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme press. It has a longer/taller loading area for the extra length of 375 H&H and 416 cartridges.
I have my almost 50 year old Rock Chucker next to my Redding T-7 turret press. The Rock Chucker hosts an RCBS cullet bullet puller die. More on bullet pulling in your advanced lessons....
Probably true that Norma is better! In my highly subjective opinion, Hornady is mediocre at best and Norma and Lapua are the prime choices.Thank you, Labman! I have been gathering some brass here and there, Hornady and Norma. I hear Hornady is good but Norma collectively considered the better of the two? All subjectively speaking, I definitely have a bit of a mountain to climb. Other good news, I've gathered some reloading manuals/books, as well, one being The Big Book Of Gun Gack. So many things to learn, thank you again, I know I'll have several questions!!
Large Rifle Magnum primers are made specifically for the larger charges of very slow burning powders common to the bigger magnum rifle cartridges. It is perhaps worth mentioning that some of this class of primers have been developed for very specific applications. The Federal 215 primer, for example, was designed to reliably ignite the massive powder charges associated with the Weatherby line of magnum cartridges. These should be used as shown in the loading tables, and must not be randomly substituted for standard large rifle primers. With their sharper ignition characteristics, they will frequently give higher pressures than a standard primer used in an otherwise identical load. As is true with the “Standard” large rifle primers, the “Magnum” designation does not necessarily preclude the use of these primers in non-magnum cartridges, but the load must be worked up again when primers are substituted.
Incidentally, these same tests revealed that the Federal 215 and CCI 250 large rifle magnum primers produced nearly identical pressures.