416 Ruger for under $700

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by lwaters, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. lwaters

    lwaters BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    They're down to $609 on gun broker. There are 5 left.
     

  2. lwaters

    lwaters BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Now they are offered at $609. It's killing me.
     

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    I think the Africans are around
    7.8 lb is the number Ive seen for the African. That may be the .375 in which case the .416 may be slightly lighter with the same barrel profile.
     

  4. Edge

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    Picked up the 416 Ruger this afternoon, Model 37169.

    Actual weight 7lb 14 ounces, has a 23 inch tube.
     

  5. enysse

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    Wow, nice deal!!!!
     
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  6. Edge

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    Brass, dies, primers, bullets (200 350gr Speer Mag-Tip), powder (2000-MR & RL15), Lee FCD, 416 Forster pilot and collet, new loading blocks...begin to arrive tomorrow.

    More $$ in reloading components than the rifle!
     
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  7. mdwest

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    soooooooo jealous right now...

    although.. it is Christmas right?

    maybe I need to buy me a gift!

    :)
     
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  8. enysse

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    It's an incredible deal! I like Rugers in general! I must admit it's very tempting and seductive price.
     

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    They have one less than they did.....:whistle:
     
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  10. Edge

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    Nice!

    AH has cost me a lot of money the last few years and has provided an avenue for some unforgettable experiences!
     

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    Edge BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Dies and 350gr Speer Mag-Tip bullets came in over the past few days. Wanted to test the feeding and extraction as Ruger was called out as having poor ejection in the Zim PH course, so made up 4 dummy rounds.

    The dummy rounds feed and eject properly if I run the bolt slow or as hard as I can, no issues. The feed rails are sharp and have scratched the brass up more than any other rifle I have. It will probably wear in with some use.

    You do have to make sure all the rounds are pushed to the back of the magazine, obviously, but it’s a pretty tight fit when trying to get the fourth round into the chamber.

    I ran a Lee FCD with a light crimp and it wouldn’t hold the bullets securely with a couple of cycles through the gun. I placed a heavier crimp with the same issue, bullets would get knocked in running through the action.

    Solution, pull the expander-decamper out of the die, full length resize, reseat the bullet and apply an even heavier crimp. Ran the rounds through the gun 4 times and they are holding.

    Looking forward to touching a few rounds off over the next few weeks!
     

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