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Nickudu
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.416 Rigby Article - 1989
      #51196 - 02/03/06 11:51 PM

.416 Rigby - Seyfried

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #51215 - 03/03/06 01:46 AM

Great article, about a great rifle. I especially enjoyed the last paragraph about Cotton Gordon.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: mikeh416Rigby]
      #51300 - 03/03/06 03:53 PM

Hey Nick

good read.

thanks

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: mickey]
      #51331 - 03/03/06 11:16 PM

This is the article that influenced me to by a .416 Rigby, and aside from the cost of the Norma brass I never regretted it.

Seyfried's article about building the professional's rifle - I believe it was called "The Professional's Rifle" - is another one which had a profound impact on what I have come to believe the powerful bolt action big game rifle should be.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #51378 - 04/03/06 06:22 AM

Nick,

Your knack of digging up and sharing cool articles is truly amazing. Thanks.

Erik


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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #51427 - 04/03/06 01:07 PM

Nick, The artical does make for great reading, I really enjoyed it.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: bigdog]
      #51519 - 05/03/06 12:09 PM

Thanks for taking the time
to post the article. I enjoyed
it.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #51566 - 05/03/06 08:32 PM

Excellent article. Keep them comin.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #51815 - 08/03/06 09:37 PM

A great article by a great hunter.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #52656 - 17/03/06 10:42 AM

Hello, I rarely reply simply because I Have no experience with big bores yet, but have a huge interest towards them. I have long been interested in the 416 claibers: 416 rigby/rem/WBY. for the past year I have been contimplating the 416 caliber and My primary interest in the 416 caliber has been the rigby. my only concern has been the cost of brass/ granted brass will last longer with the rigby vs. the rem, but I personally think that if the rigby brass price went to the price level as the rem that the rigby would be much more considered and the question of the rem wouldn't come up nearly as ofton. why does such a great round cost soo much even for the hand loader? I know that some might like the rigby because it isn't as comercially known as the rem, but if the rigby brass cost would go down I feel it would be chosen over the rem every time, and cheap brass is always a +.
feel free to reply, I'm interested


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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: gohip2000]
      #52706 - 18/03/06 08:44 AM

Thanks, Nick. I remember reading this article when it was first published. Seyfried (or a previous owner) has added a stock extension to the buttstock of that Rigby.

But we've sure come a long way since 1989, haven't we? Now we are awash in .416 Rigby rifles and ammunition. Which is as it should be!

gohip2000: As for why the Rigby ammo is so expensive, I think it's because the brass is essentially one of a kind and is not a high production commodity. The case is not shared by any other factory cartridge, except the even rarer .338 Lapua Mag. and .450 Rigby.

A belted version of the big Rigby case is used for the .378, .416 and .460 Weatherby rounds and the .500 A-Square, but those are not high production calibers either.

Compare this with the legion of cartridges based on the .375 H&H Magnum and you will see that the latter is a very high production piece of brass.

And, of course, high production numbers permit lower prices.

Here is my .416 Rigby:



It's one of my absolute favorites.

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Hatari
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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: MRobinson]
      #53185 - 23/03/06 07:00 PM

Hello mrlexma,
Very nice your rifle in .416 Rigby !
Just one question : What's the weight of your rifle without scope ?


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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Hatari]
      #53232 - 24/03/06 02:50 PM

Hatari, thanks. My .416 Rigby weighs just about 10.5 lbs. unscoped and unloaded.



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Hatari
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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: MRobinson]
      #53242 - 24/03/06 07:50 PM

mrlexma,
I use also a rifle in .416 Rigby, we have the same weight.
What's your rifle's customer ?


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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Hatari]
      #53266 - 25/03/06 06:43 AM

Some think my .416 is on the heavy side, but for me it's just about perfect. I see you agree!

My .416 was made by American Hunting Rifles, Inc., sort of a "gunsmith guild" type company run by Ed Plummer in Hamilton, Montana, USA. Ed came up with the semi-custom design and specs for his rifles, which are based on modified CZ 550 actions, and relies on a group of skilled gunsmith/subcontractors to build the rifles, subject to his overall supervision and quality control.

Here's a link:

American Hunting Rifles, Inc.

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: MRobinson]
      #53284 - 25/03/06 12:45 PM

I hope ED does really nice work because I have one of his rifles coming in about 2 more months in 600OK. I am getting impatient already!

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Nickudu]
      #278780 - 04/03/16 04:01 PM

does anyone have a live link to the Seyfried article Guns and Ammo 1989 "416 Rigby"?

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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: rbTanzan]
      #318692 - 01/08/18 01:12 PM

Anyone able to resurrect the link.
Looks like it went away. Sounds like a great article.


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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: MagnumHunter]
      #318706 - 02/08/18 08:37 AM

Quote:

Anyone able to resurrect the link.
Looks like it went away. Sounds like a great article.




I too would be interested in reading it.


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Re: .416 Rigby Article - 1989 [Re: Rule303]
      #318775 - 04/08/18 01:36 PM

Yes ............the link is not working

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