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Custom built 404 Jeffery

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Wannabe buffalo hunter in the making....400 H&H (next to 308 NM)
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That is one HUGE red stag in your avatar! NZ?

Rick thanks for the praise on the stag he was a big boy, from the south island of NZ.
Here is a recent buff 43" with 17" boss a truly massive old "Dugga Boy" that really didn't like getting hit with a 416 rem. Still took 2 broadside lungs and the last one quarter straight on at me. to end him. Sorry cant see the 416 well but it is a custom job built on a win 70 action, Krieger cut riffle fluted barrel, synthetic stock, Swarovski scope lighted circle dot, and yes a muzzle brake. I like the buff better than the gun!
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Here is my future Buffalo rifle, a .404 Jeffery. Made my a member on here Von Gruff.

It is the bottom rifle in the picture. Top is a Brno 600 in 7x57, middle is a 1924 Mauser Oberndorf in 9.3x62. It will have shot buff in a past life, the rifle came from a farming family in Zimbabwe.

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I had a small package show up today. This Ruger Guide Gun in 416 Ruger is extremely nice for the money! Metal work is the best I've seen on a Ruger. Wood to metal fit is very good, and it feeds Hornady factory ammo! I shot it 3 times this evening with the brake in place. Recoil is nothing. I will practice with the brake on, and hunt with the muzzle weight in place. My ears are already half gone from shooting revolvers without hearing protection as a kid. So, I can't stand to lose anymore. The rifle weighs in at 7lbs 12oz unloaded. I have a new Leupold 2-7x33 and a new Leupold 1.5-5x20 scope in the safe ready to install. Just need to decide which one I want to use. Overall very pleased with this rifle. I love lightweight stainless rifles, so the Winchester 70, 416 Rem that started this thread may be for sale soon, if this one shoots as good as it feels and functions ......:)

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I had a small package show up today. This Ruger Guide Gun in 416 Ruger is extremely nice for the money! Metal work is the best I've seen on a Ruger. Wood to metal fit is very good, and it feeds Hornady factory ammo! I shot it 3 times this evening with the brake in place. Recoil is nothing. I will practice with the brake on, and hunt with the muzzle weight in place. My ears are already half gone from shooting revolvers without hearing protection as a kid. So, I can't stand to lose anymore. The rifle weighs in at 7lbs 12oz unloaded. I have a new Leupold 2-7x33 and a new Leupold 1.5-5x20 scope in the safe ready to install. Just need to decide which one I want to use. Overall very pleased with this rifle. I love lightweight stainless rifles, so the Winchester 70, 416 Rem that started this thread may be for sale soon, if this one shoots as good as it feels and functions ......:)

I knew yo would like it Toby!
 

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I had a small package show up today. This Ruger Guide Gun in 416 Ruger is extremely nice for the money! Metal work is the best I've seen on a Ruger. Wood to metal fit is very good, and it feeds Hornady factory ammo! I shot it 3 times this evening with the brake in place. Recoil is nothing. I will practice with the brake on, and hunt with the muzzle weight in place. My ears are already half gone from shooting revolvers without hearing protection as a kid. So, I can't stand to lose anymore. The rifle weighs in at 7lbs 12oz unloaded. I have a new Leupold 2-7x33 and a new Leupold 1.5-5x20 scope in the safe ready to install. Just need to decide which one I want to use. Overall very pleased with this rifle. I love lightweight stainless rifles, so the Winchester 70, 416 Rem that started this thread may be for sale soon, if this one shoots as good as it feels and functions ......:)

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Your going to love that gun more and more as time goes by. Let me know what you think once you take game with it. I love it.
 

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Toby, You should really like that Win 70 416 Rem! Mine is my fav "big" gun. I've used 370gr North Fork CPS, 400gr Barnes TSX and 400gr Swift A Frame all loaded to 2350 fps for buffalo. All flawless, excellent performance.

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I've yet to shoot a buffalo.....good chance I never will:(
However, if I ever DO get the chance, this is the rifle I will be using..................Winchester M70 (made in the mid 1970s, or so I'm told) in 375 H&H. Topped it off with a Leuopold 1x4 scope.

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Custom built 404 Jeffery

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What action is your rifle built on? I emailed Granite Mountain Arms and asked about a 404 Jeff barreled action and they said 8-9 months delivery. I didn't ask the price. Didn't want to kill the dream.
 

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Mine is built on an Oberndorf Mauser Sporting action. Ex 10.75x68 as far as I know

What action is your rifle built on? I emailed Granite Mountain Arms and asked about a 404 Jeff barreled action and they said 8-9 months delivery. I didn't ask the price. Didn't want to kill the dream.
 

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Rick thanks for the praise on the stag he was a big boy, from the south island of NZ.
Here is a recent buff 43" with 17" boss a truly massive old "Dugga Boy" that really didn't like getting hit with a 416 rem. Still took 2 broadside lungs and the last one quarter straight on at me. to end him. Sorry cant see the 416 well but it is a custom job built on a win 70 action, Krieger cut riffle fluted barrel, synthetic stock, Swarovski scope lighted circle dot, and yes a muzzle brake. I like the buff better than the gun!
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Very nice! Going after one of those next year.
 

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My goal is to go on a buffalo hunt the latest 2020 when I turn 40. I got some of my kit ready :)
Heym Express 375 H&H. Got that rifle for a steal even though it was more expensive than I was planning ;)
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