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By Terry Wieland

The recognition of rifles designed to take significant video game hasn't ever been larger. Terry Wieland, a well known firearms specialist, explores intimately the rifles and calibers which are drawing realization. This moment version covers what has replaced within the box because the first version used to be published-new calibers, new cartridges, new weapons, new actions-and contains new fabric on motion and barrel manufacture, tracing the construction of a great, personalized, big-bore rifle.

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The only reason it is not more popular is that the belted version can be chambered in doubles and single-shots just as easily, and the ready availability of ammunition is an overwhelming advantage. 375 Flanged is still manufactured, it is not common. H&H used the belted case as the basis for a whole series of smaller cartridges. 275 H&H, a twin of the later 7mm Remington Magnum, died because it was a half-century ahead of its time. In 2000, after years of urging, H&H decided to add two major dangerousgame rounds to its lineup.

404 Jeffery was and is a fine magazine-rifle cartridge for all sizes of dangerous game. 416 Rigby’s major rival in its class. 404 case has become popular in America as the basis for various wildcat and proprietary cartridges, including the larger numbers in the Dakota line. 600 Nitro Express speaks for itself. indd 11 10/5/09 1:30:41 PM Dangerous-Game Rifles and it is still the patriarch of the ultra-bore clan. 600 double rifle was almost always (never say “always” in the English gun trade) an underlever.

Its huge case requires a genuine magnum Mauser action. Ammunition, which was available only from Rigby, was loaded with bullets jacketed in soft steel; their outstanding performance on Cape buffalo and elephants and the performance of the soft-nosed bullet on lions became legendary. 416 Rigby. 416 Rigby case has been the foundation for any number of wildcat and proprietary cartridges of both larger and smaller caliber. M. 275 Rigby, the British designation for the Mauser 7x57. 350 in both rimmed and rimless form; today, both are moribund.

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