my 404 Jeffery - finally

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so I've been holding out on posting this until I received the license in my hands.

I FINALLY found and purchased a 404 Jeffery CZ550 safari classic to match my 416 Rigby and 375 h&h also in CZ550.

I will shoot the 404 Jeff on the weekend and then take her to my gunsmith on Monday for my usual work.

I can not describe how happy I am to finally find one here in South Africa.
 

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pictures only once she is finished at the gunsmith :D
 

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Congrats on joining the club. Looking forward to the pics.(y)
 

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Excellent!
 

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will post afte shooting her tomorrow
 

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Congrats, let us know how she shoots.
 

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so after a quick range session .

with the target placed at 50m the rifle shot dead on , I was more interested in the re-loads , the seller gave me 100 woodleigh 400g bullets and I wanted to check his loads .

I loaded 4 swift A frame bullets (400g) and his woodleighs shot at 2350 fps and my swifts shot at 2150 fps.

I need to discover what the best load is for my rifle after she returns from my gunsmith.

I should lose some speed after cutting the barrel.

I loved how the 404 Jeffery shoots and she is definitely tamer than my 416 Rigby.
 

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sounds good, how long will it be at the gunsmiths?
spike , I am fortunate that another of my rifles was in the queue at the gunsmith and he was about to start with it,so I asked him to put that rifle ( a 6.5x55) on hold and to begin the 404 Jeff.

I assume and i am hoping under 2 weeks but as it is peak hunting season here in SA the gunsmiths are very busy at the moment.
 

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Cutting the barrel?!?!?! Blasphemy!:eek: How much? I left mine at 24". Going to scope it?
I sure like the way a .404 shoots.
 

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just returned from a hunt in Limpopo , with all the recent rain the bush was extremely thick and the hunting was tough but successful

I am hoping to have the 404 Jeff for my next hunt at the end of the month.
 

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I'm still nothing thinking you actually have a .404.

I call BS.

So. Where's the pix? :whistle:
 

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I'm still nothing thinking you actually have a .404.

I call BS.

So. Where's the pix? :whistle:

it's funny how every forum has one of them !
 
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Looking forward to seeing the finished product, and the groups. Congrats on your purchase, I'm sure it will bring a lifetime of happiness (all the 404 shooters love the caliber) so I'm guessing there must be something to it. Again, congrats.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the finished product, and the groups. Congrats on your purchase, I'm sure it will bring a lifetime of happiness (all the 404 shooters love the caliber) so I'm guessing there must be something to it. Again, congrats.

thanks 35bore for the wishes , the rifle is taking longer than expected as my gunsmith is fully booked and behind on work here in SA .

I don't want to put him under pressure as he has enough already.

I promise to post pics when the rifle is finished.
 

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doc404 and others please assist :

what is the favored bullet speed of the 404 Jeff with regards to Swift A frames and Woodleigh with 400g ?

I have mailed both swift and woodleigh however neither have answered.

my thoughts are around 2200fps , your comments are appreciated.
 

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