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    Default Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    So my rifle build is complete and the wait for the CFR about to begin. Will for now be scoped with a 1-6 x24 Vortex Strike Eagle scope that I bought for an AR that never materialised.

    Buffalo and Elephant ain't on the menu yet.

    The rifle will be used to hunt wild Hereford cattle in thick Protea bush. Later Eland might be hunted in the Free State- hope to visit TStone next year. Some smaller animals might also be hunted.

    In terms of bullet weights and brands what will you advise?
    I can get hold of: Hornady- DGS and DSX bonded 400grain, Swift A-Frame 350 grain and Frontier Spartan bullets.

    Powder would be Hodgdon.

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    Default Re: Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    350gr A Frames will be more than enough for Eland etc.
    Will also work fine should you want to shoot Buffalo later, although I would personally go for the 400gr A Frame for the Buffalo.
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    Default Re: Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    On a tangent to your post where do you go for the cattle hunt?
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    Default Re: Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLani View Post
    350gr A Frames will be more than enough for Eland etc.
    Will also work fine should you want to shoot Buffalo later, although I would personally go for the 400gr A Frame for the Buffalo.
    Thanks. i will buy two boxes then.

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    Default Re: Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    Quote Originally Posted by CorditeCrazy View Post
    On a tangent to your post where do you go for the cattle hunt?
    Also interested to hear as never heard of this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaavG View Post
    Also interested to hear as never heard of this before.
    He does mention it somewhere else on the site -- do a search.
    Also read something similar many years ago in one of the local hunting shooting magazines

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    Default Re: Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    Quote Originally Posted by CorditeCrazy View Post
    On a tangent to your post where do you go for the cattle hunt?
    My elderly Fathers mountain farm in the Western Cape.

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    Default Re: Remington 416 Bullet weights and velocities

    Thanks Finkelstein, sounds really cool!

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