- Oct 30, 2013
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Hi everyone, I've been away from the forum far too long due to school and work commitments but I'm finally back haha. I've been stashing away money to save up for my first safari, so hopefully within the next couple years i'll be able to book it! I've been trading and selling some rifles and handguns I no longer shoot anymore and I've got a line on a pretty decent deal on making a trade for ruger's new guide gun chambered in 416 ruger. I see ammo is becoming available for it again and am giving serious thought into picking it up. I'm intrigued by the setup, it has the nice green mountain laminate stock with the muzzle brake systems on it, for target practice I'm sure i would appreciate the muzzle break but for hunting scenarios i would put the muzzle weight or just the thread protector on. I like the fact that it has a compact 20" barrel to boot. I was considering another cz 550 in 416 rigby but i have the 2 already in 375 h&h and 458 lott. The cz's are a touch on the long side in regards to barrel length for my liking until i can get them to AHR to have them modified. Anyways, apologies for the mini rant haha. I have heard so so reviews on Ruger's african model but have heard great reviews on the guide gun. Any thoughts or input is always greatly appreciated. I know 416 rigby would be much better for ammo availability across the pond and as a classic african cartridge but the deal on the ruger looks difficult to pass up.