416 Rigby owner

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  1. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    Just looking for the 416 rigby owners out there.
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    My sister owns one. Its Magna-ported and has a pair of 12 guage buffers in the buttstock. She doesn't weigh much so its all necessary. Its not easy for her to shoot offhand so she doesn't have a lot of time in that position before it becomes a problem, but there's always a tree or a fence around.
    On the range she bags it.

    Should have mentioned that its a CZ550 African Safari.

    Latigo
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  3. dragman

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    do you know what she is paying for ammo??? I got a deal and I am trying to decide if it was a good enough deal to buy the gun or if I should just flip the ammo.
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    She hasn't bought ammo except for one box since she got it. She reloads.

    Latigo
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    dangit ZFK, I was gonna say to the OP, "good luck, too much recoil..." but since a GIRL owns and shoots one, Guess I gotta go get me a .577 TREX so my manhood remains intact... My shoulder hates you right now...;)
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    :D Don't feel bad. Her only real problem is the weight in relation to her body size. The buffers and porting and with a Pachmayer Decellerator takes most of the bite out of it. It ends up being more like a .308. The buffers add some weight to it, and that's not really a good thing for hauling it around. Don't ask who does most of the" hauling" when she uses it. :rolleyes: I'm a sucker for my sister, most of the time.
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    Recoil is no biggie for me I am still young and dumb :D and I am a big guy.
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    me too drag, im only 26. But dangit i hate gettn whopped by a hard recoiling rifle. Its hard to maintain trigger control and proper shooting form when you know the shot is gonna hurt...
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    I used to say the same thing JLA, but when I was 16 my uncle put me through an "anti-flinching exerscise". I held his m44 nagant and I was blindfolded. He would pull the trigger without me knowing when it would happen. I had to stop after 12 rounds because I was so shaken up, but I have NEVER had issues with heave recoil or recoil-anticipation agian. Looking back, I am glad he did that to me. I am also glad that he didnt use his 45/70 lever gun.
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    27 here. I shoot alot for my job so I don't mind the recoil. once you shoot so many different types of guns and calibers it all becomes kinda robotic weather your shooting a .22 or a 460 weatherby mag.
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    I have a Ruger # 1 in .416 Rigby.
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    I am big as well, 6-6 and 275 lbs. Unfortunately, smaller people handle recoil much better than us big folks. I have a muzzle brake on my 7mm 08. I have a muzzle brake on about everything except my benchrest rifles. The only reason they dont have them is the rule book wont let me.
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    i'm a skinny rake nowdays , but shoot my ruger no 1 in .416 rigby and my mac in .416 che tac
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