New .416 Rigby Arrived!

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  1. CAustin

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    Hank I hope this turns out just the way you want it to.
     
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    Wow! It’s just beautiful. It’ll be a treasure forever.
     
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    jeez your brave....tried the tube once and got a taxi back......:D.....and you must have placed your order by now......:E Hmmm::D Beers:
     

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  5. Hank2211

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    I took the bus back! It was a beautiful day, and I needed the time to think. So I paid absolutely no attention to my surroundings. That's what we like to call "situational unawareness" or, when I was a kid, "day dreaming."

    And you're right . . . the order has gone in! I thought - no, I was sure - that I'd bought my last rifle a few years ago. But I had a look at the new Purdeys, and thought . . . boy, wouldn't that be nice. But couldn't chin myself to the cost. So when I saw the Highland Stalker, well, at about a third of the cost (about half with the options I want), I decided I would actually save money by getting the Rigby. (The first person who suggest that my logic sounds like their wife's after a shopping expedition should be banned. For life.)

    As mentioned, I added a few options. My initials in an oval. Grade 8 wood. A couple of other small things. Oh, and it will be in .275 Rigby, which is a 7x57 Mauser, thus continuing the Rigby/Mauser connection forged over a century ago and, of course, a Mauser 98 action.

    Thanks to Andrew Ambrose, Head of Sales at Rigby for the morning we spent talking rifles, old and new. He's pretty good at his job!

    Will keep you apprised when it shows up!
     
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  6. spike.t

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    Congratulations Hank! Can't wait to see detailed photos of the add ons! Any time in the future you want to trade for one of my Winchesters or Rugers, I am only a few keystrokes away!
     
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    Sounds like a wife or girlfriend coming home from shopping and telling you how much money she saved you!
     
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    I'm jealous, and all I saw was a couple of pictures. I didn't realize this post was so old but I'm jealous none the less.
     
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    Shootist, you are correct this is an old thread, but it carries on to today. The old part of the thread, Hank bought the Rigby Big Game, Just yesterday he ordered a Rigby Highland Stalker! So you and I both have two reasons to be jealous.
     
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    @Hank2211 , I think your logic sounds like my wife's after a shopping expedition.

    :ROFLMAO:

    Congratz for a new great rifle. It will certainly be awesome!
     
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  12. Hank2211

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    Well, the new rifle arrived in Canada before I did. I picked it up last week and took it out to the range a couple of days ago. A couple of quick adjustments and the scope was dead on at 100 yards. From that point, using a rest, it was shooting 1/2" groups at that distance. In fact my first two shots were so close together that I had to walk to the target to see if I'd really hit it twice. As with most, if not all, of my rifles, it officially shoots far better than I do.

    A few pictures. Understand that I shoot animals with more success than I shoot pictures . . . the close-up shots of the lettering are not in great focus . . .
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    And some more. Note that the rifle is marked for both .275 Rigby as well as 7 x 57, thus eliminating the problem you can have by taking ammo with the "wrong" label on it to Africa. DSC01649.jpg DSC01650.jpg

    L1000240.jpg L1000243.jpg DSC01648.jpg
     
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    Congratulations Hank! This is something to be admired and USED for what it was built for!
     
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    That is some great looking wood.
     
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    Beautiful rifle, congratulations and enjoy it.
     
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    I can see this masterpiece becoming a family heirloom, one which will make many trips to Africa ....
     
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    Both rifles are dreams of hunting Africa crafted into steel and wood; simply gorgeous and classic.
     
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  19. spike.t

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    Dude!!!! Had no idea you were getting one as well. Simply exquisite. And not surprised to see that the lovely thing shoots like mine. Congrats! Wish I had thought of the 7x57 thing - but then, at my age, I likely have enough "properly" :whistle: stamped ammo to see me through. Beautiful rifle.
     
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