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Hello All, I came across this forum by accident and love it so far! Never been big game hunting but would love to go someday. I recently received a Ruger 77 Magnum in .416 Rigby from my father as a gift for retirement after 30 years in the Army National Guard. I hope to one day put it to use as intended.
 

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Welcome! I lived in Rapid City for a couple years. Love South Dakota and the Black Hills region!
 

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  • Welcome to our forum sdhedonist. You will love it here. I retired from the Guard/Reserve 22 years ago and have never regretted my time there. So congratulations on your retirement. Your father could not have given you a better heavy rifle than an RSM .416 Rigby. I currently own two of them and a RSM .375 HH and a RSM .404 Jeffery. The .404 is going with me to South Africa on a buffalo hunt in 3 more days. A warning! If you continue to read and follow this forum, it will not be long before you go to Africa too!!! Lots to learn and I assure you that someone on this forum (more than likely many) have the answers to any question you can come up with! Good Luck!
 

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I retired from the Guard/Reserve 22 years ago

Good God in heaven... it was that long ago?????

I suddenly feel incredibly old....

Sigh....
 

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Good God in heaven... it was that long ago?????

I suddenly feel incredibly old....

Sigh....
Yep, April, 96! And to make you feel older, I had already been to DSC three times by then!!!
 

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Hello All, I came across this forum by accident and love it so far! Never been big game hunting but would love to go someday. I recently received a Ruger 77 Magnum in .416 Rigby from my father as a gift for retirement after 30 years in the Army National Guard. I hope to one day put it to use as intended.
Welcome! You will find a lot of information to make an informed decision
 

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Welcome sdhedonist, now that you have a suitable rifle you need to start thing about suitable game for it. Keep reading AH and we'll help you figure that out. Decisions, decisions.
 

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Welcome to AH! You and your dad need a trip to Africa together!
 

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Welcome! I hope you enjoy. I was recently (April) up in SD for goose hunting. Very nice state you have.
 

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Welcome to AH sir! The rifle you received is perfect for big game.
 

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Welcome to the dark side. I think your father is giving you a hint that you should be going to Africa by gifting you that RSM in .416 Rigby. It screams "CAPE BUFFALO"!
 

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Welcome to AH, that rifle deserves a trip to Africa.
 

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Welcome aboard! A fantastic rifle to start with
 

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