Big Bore Addiction Group

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by matt85, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. TOBY458

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    Hence the bullets I just shipped to @tarbe today!
     
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  2. Bullthrower338

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    Maybeeeee
     
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  3. Spooksar

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    In my original post I stayer with bolt actions, 375 and over. I’ve added a 585 HE. I also have a few 9.3’s 2 -9.3x62, 2 -9.3 x74 a 9.3x66 and a 9.3 x64. In lever guns 5- 45/70 a 50 Alaskan a 450 Marlin 3- 405 Win . Single shots 405 Winchester, 400/450 a 500/450 and 3-45/70. In hand guns I’ll stay above 45 cal, 480 Ruger, 454 Casull, 2-460 S&W and a 500 S&W. I also have a 43 Mauser and a Lee Enfield in 45/70
     
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  4. lwaters

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    I'm not in to bad of shape yet.
    Ruger No. 1 450/400 nitro express
    Ruger Model 77 Alaskan 375 Ruger
    I like to have a double in 450 nitro express because of all the 45 caliber bullets.
     

  5. mdwest

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    We need to talk!

    Just added one of those myself, and am compiling load data...

    Got some you wanna trade?
     

  6. mdwest

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    I’m not in horrible shape just yet... but the condition is definitely getting worse..

    It all started with the .375 H&H about three years ago...

    Then I found myself in desperate need to get into the +40 game... so I built a 416 Taylor...

    And now I’ve added a .585 HE...

    I am truly terrified at what comes next... 600 NE???

    Help!

     

  7. Spooksar

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    I’ll find my load data tomorrow if I get a chance and message you
     

  8. AZDAVE

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    @mdwest I am building a 8 bore muzzle loader and have a second barrel stashed:whistle: Looks like I am back to being a bad influence:cool:
     
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  9. mdwest

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    :)
     
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  10. Dr Ray

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    I’ve added 416 Remington magnum - loading up 400 grain hydros (Woodleigh).
     
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  11. tarbe

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    Yeah, gotta take care of my boy!
     
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    Gentlemen, and I use that term loosely. I am happy to report that I am getting the help I need but I had a relapse. I sold my Blaser s2 in 500ne!. But I promptly relapse and put it into a blaser r8 in .458 Lott. Thus big bore collection includes:

    Cz in 375 h&h
    Krieghoffdouble in 500/416ne
    Blaser r8 in 458 Lott and some other calibers.

    I am back on track and just trying to hold with what I got.

    I am in the process of getting the kreighoff regulated for Swift a-frames in 400 grains. Done with woodleigh softs
     
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  13. DWB

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    Adding a 450 Rigby on a BRNO ZKK602
     
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  14. BigSteve57

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    I can't believe I missed this thread.
    Regarding your addiction: I'm afraid you're doomed. There is no cure.
    I caught the "disease" prior to my first trip to Africa.
    My fix, so to speak, was the Blaser set below.
    Top to bottom:
    1. .375 H&H Safari barrel
    2. Zeiss Victory HT 1.5-6x42 rail mount, Reticle 69
    3. .300 WM Safari barrel
    4. Zeiss Victory Diavari 4-16x50 T* Rapid Z8 reticle
    5. Blaser Kilombero

    IMG_3477s.jpg

    One of the successes (and my avatar):
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  15. matt85

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    glad to see someone brought this thread back. sadly ive added nothing new, mostly because money has been extremely tight.

    once my money situation gets sorted out i plan on having either a 577 tyrannosaur or a 585 HE built for me by AHR. i also still have the dream of a 8 bore paradox double but that may forever remain a dream.

    -matt
     
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  16. Vegard S. Pedersen

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    I would love to join this addiction group, but the most powerful gun i own is a .300 WSM...:( big bore stuff is expensive as hell in norway..
     
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  17. Opposite Pole

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    You mean firearms or ammo? Is it difficulty for you to import firearms from EU?
     

  18. JPbowhunter

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    I'd love a 450-400 ne one day but having never shot anything bigger than a 9.3x62 (shoot that fine) I don't know how I'd handle it.
     

  19. Opposite Pole

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    I've got a 470NE that I've learnt to control. I've got a set of 9.3x74R barrels for the same rifle and the recoil is significantly different but definitely it is something that with practise one can learn to deal with. I have never shot the NE barrels of the sitting bench and doubt I ever will because I don't want to torture myself. On the other hand the 9.3 of the bench is not bad, rimfire it is not but does not kick like a mule either. I think most people can learn to shoot 470NE, it just takes time as you should only fire a few rounds in a single session. Can't really speed it up.
     

  20. matt85

    matt85 AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    not sure your laws on hand loading, but its pretty much required to shoot large bore guns.

    450/400 is in the same ball park as the 375 H&H, its surprisingly easy to shoot both of these cartridges out of a properly made (weight and balance) rifle. as @Opposite Pole says though, id avoid shooting off a bench unless you enjoy pain.

    -matt
     
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