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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    Sounds awesome! You have to post pics please!

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    Quote Originally Posted by Koekie Monster View Post
    Sounds awesome! You have to post pics please!
    I will post some pictures as soon as I get them from my gunsmith. Hopefully that is Monday.

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

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    The barrel have been fitted and proofed. The sights must still go on plus matt blueing.

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    The stock shape looks ideal for recoil control.

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    Quote Originally Posted by A-R View Post
    The stock shape looks ideal for recoil control.
    Hope really it will help.

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    Looks great can't wait for more pics!

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    The sights and barrel band are going on today! Then next week I get to hold the rifle and a while later help to regulate the sights on it! Exciting times.

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    Question Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    More pics ?
    I am quite interested having to also shoot left

    Shocking the cost of trying to get a rifle together
    Useless rand / terrible exchange rate / impossible legislation / rent seekers (something gets added on every step of the way )
    One pretty much takes what one can find -- and -- be thankful <thumbs-down>

    What did you pay for your SAKO action ?
    Did you manage to source locally or did you have to import ?

    What are the details on the rest of the rifle -- barrel / stock / trigger assembly ( did you use the standard Sako )

    Which gunsmith is doing the work ?

    What was the reason for having to go 416 Remington as against the Rigby ?

    Here is an interesting article

    416 Rigby vs 416 Remington Magnum

    https://www.americanhunter.org/artic...ington-magnum/

    Here is the 416 Rigby

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.416_Rigby


    The 416 Remington Magnum

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.416_Remington_Magnum


    When I was in the Zambezi valley and seeing a lot of elephant every day ( and close up at a freinds Safari park ) could never bring myself to think of wanting to shoot one ...

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenneke View Post
    More pics ?
    I am quite interested having to also shoot left

    Shocking the cost of trying to get a rifle together
    Useless rand / terrible exchange rate / impossible legislation / rent seekers (something gets added on every step of the way )
    One pretty much takes what one can find -- and -- be thankful <thumbs-down>

    What did you pay for your SAKO action ?
    Did you manage to source locally or did you have to import ?

    What are the details on the rest of the rifle -- barrel / stock / trigger assembly ( did you use the standard Sako )

    Which gunsmith is doing the work ?

    What was the reason for having to go 416 Remington as against the Rigby ?

    Here is an interesting article

    416 Rigby vs 416 Remington Magnum

    https://www.americanhunter.org/artic...ington-magnum/

    Here is the 416 Rigby

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.416_Rigby


    The 416 Remington Magnum

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.416_Remington_Magnum


    When I was in the Zambezi valley and seeing a lot of elephant every day ( and close up at a freinds Safari park ) could never bring myself to think of wanting to shoot one ...
    Hi Brenneke,

    I manage to get a Sako 75 left hand locally in a 375Magnum. The owner wanted 25K for the rifle, but I low-balled him, offered 15k and paid 17k in the end. Applied for calibre change to 416 Rem prior to CFR bugger-up, so had it done with no problem.

    Kept the stock trigger and action, gunsmith- Gerrie Coetzee in Bloemfontein- got a 22 Inch Truvelo barrel. Kept a fairly heavy profile with 20mm diameter at the crown. Synthetic stock was made by Smoking guns in a straight chassis form as seen in the pictures.

    Went with 416 Rem as that fits the action size- Sako does make a right hand action large enough for 416 Rigby, but not in left hand.
    I read a lot prior to deciding on 416 Rem. Yes, ultimately I would love a 416 Rigby in a Granite Mountain Arms Mauser type action, but alas I can not afford that. If my wife ever starts working again, I might find myself building a 505 Gibbs in a GMA action.

    Hopefully I will hold the rifle in my hands on Thursday and get to take a lot of pictures. Till then I will have to wait.

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    Default Re: Left Hand 416 Rigby

    So I shot my 416 Rem today. Helped to regulate the sights at 25 meters first and then played with it.
    Recoil is milder than what I expected. Managed all shots on target.
    Got to shoot the Sako Trg M10 in 338 Lapua as well. Impressive capabilities.

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