You can always keep your eye open for a Ruger RSM. I have several ( including one I converted to 450 rigby) , they come up used form time to time in the access paper & gun shows.
I know it may throw a spanner in the works
But don’t discount the 416 rem mag
Ballistics are very similar has all the knock down power and I’ve used one for about 8 years now as my dangerous game rifle
I know a few phs in zim that swear by the 416 rem mag too
If you going to reload it uses a lot less powder than the 416 rigby
Thanks for the input but there's something to be said for nostalgia. I think I'll stick with the .416 Rigby.
Thanks, I used the .416 Rigby for Buffalo in Zambia and I didn't think that there was that much of a difference in the felt recoil between it and my . 375 H&H.I would just like to add having done just this (move up from 375 H&H to 416 Rigby) prepare for double the recoil! But it is bloody good fun
I have this feeling (?) that perceived recoil is very much a matter of stock design; so go the custom built -for-you route. 99% of the rife actions made for a Rigby will shoot just fine, so give a good stockmaker some work. You'll make another good friend in the process.
After using a .416 Rigby to shoot my first Cape Buffalo at Mbizi in Zambia this year I have added to my "African
Addiction" by deciding I should set out on a quest to purchase a .416 Rigby of my own.
That's where you guys come in, I would like opinions on what manufacturer I should be looking at.
The .416 I used at Mbizi was a Dakota which I really liked and shot well. I do have a CZ 550 in .375 H&H which I have used in South Africa a couple of times and again it shoots well and have had zero issues with. I also have a Cooper in 300 H&H which is a sweet well made firearm. I also have a Sako A7 Roughtech in .300 Win Mag and Sako 85 Hunter and Browning BBR in 7MM Rem Mag. So you can see I am not stuck on any one manufacturer.
The only real stipulation I have is that I would like to keep the price under 10K.
So let's see those opinions on what manufacturer I should be looking into and why.