Thanks for the infoThe ones WR make today are based on a M98 action, control feed, with the side clips. The “most exquisite 425 ever made” followed this model. From WR’s Explora:
“Not all .425 WR rifles had this pair of guides fitted but the better quality ones certainly did.”
I‘m not aware of anyone else making them. I suspect that some custom gunsmiths may make one if asked, and it would likely be the first and only one they ever make. I think it’s a great cartridge, it simply doesn’t do anything a 416 and 404 can’t.
That’s a good Idea to use RUM cases for 425 so you don’t have a rebated rimMy .425 WR was built on a Model 70 Winchester action, which previously had accomodated a RUM cartridge. Since the WR case body is practically identical with that of the RUM cartridges, no magazine work was required and since I make my WR cases from RUM cases, no alteration of the bolt face to accomodate the rebated rim is needed. I have an extra bolt with a .30-'06 bolt face which I believe would work with factory WR cases, if I ever acquired any.