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Old December 8, 2010, 03:47 PM   #26
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I have a friend who has a .416 Rigby. I neither own a .416 nor have used one. If I thought I wanted one I would pick a preferred rifle than the cartridge unless ammo was a problem.
I would not worry about the pressure. I am sure that the Rem is safe, and I don't really care about pressure or efficiency if the rifle and cartridge do what I want.

Based upon the posts that indicate that the .416 Rem ammo is more available, I would choose it. I suspect also that a good rifle for the .416 Rem is more available, less expensive, maybe a little less cumbersome due to the use of a smaller action.

FWIW chamber pressure has nothing to do with recoil. Recoil is derived from momentum.

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Old December 9, 2010, 01:53 AM   #27
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from an African perspective i can only confirm what has already been said. the 416 Rigby ammo is available in almost any gun shop, the 416 Rem ammo can be ordered. the Rigby has a very loyal following in Africa.
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Old December 9, 2010, 09:04 AM   #28
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The temperature vs pressure question was originally important because the British Cordite powder was more sensitive to high temperatures.That's much less of a problem with modern powders.

Hunting dangerous game is serious business .It's frustrating to see tv shows where the hunter doesn't understand this .From fumbling reloads to a resent one where a woman hunting cape buffalo was very unfamiliar with the gun ,the PH constantly checking her and the gun.
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