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Old 09-02-2015, 01:54 PM
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I found one "in stock". I've been looking for a Winchester Model 70 African Express, in .458 Winchester Magnum.

I could order one but haven't come across in any store. Yesterday, I found one. But it was in .416 Remington Magnum, instead of .458 Win Mag.

After looking at the ballistics, I may just get this sucker. I'm going back today or tomorrow to check out the condition of the rifle. I can't imagine that a rifle with a whopping big cartridge would have been fired that much.

.416 Rem. Mag has an energy of over 5000 foot pounds. Imagine the watermelons that could punch through.

The one I'm looking at isn't quite this fancy. This is a custom job. But the fifle is the same.



Look at the kick on this sucker. (<-- Video)
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:55 AM
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The guy has a towel wrapped around the butt.......
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I can't imagine this rifle would be any fun to shoot. That size round could break your shoulder if you don't pull that thing in tight.....
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I can't imagine this rifle would be any fun to shoot. That size round could break your shoulder if you don't pull that thing in tight.....
Yeah! But imagine the explosion when it hits a watermelon.

.416 Remington Mag. on left vs. 30-06 on right

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Ok, it's mine. Broken shoulder on the way. I'll be sure to video the first shots.

This is the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express, in .416 Remington Magnum.

The first bullets I'll fire are Hornady 400gr DGX, which come in at about 5110 foot pounds of energy.





Here is the .416 Rem. Mag. next to a 7.62 (.308) round you are familiar with.

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And here it is next to a .22LR

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I've added a Firearms section to my forums
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