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    Smile .416 Ruger loads

    Finally got some Redding dies from Sinclair & worked up a load. Moose look out!!!

    78 grs. 4064 250 CCI primer 400 gr. Horady RN 22" Shilen SS #4 barrel on my Remington 700 sp = 2466 fps with a 5.1 fps SD.
    This is a compressed load. Shot 4 strings and the others had smaller SD.
    Now if this 8 1/2# rifle hits anywheres as hard down range as it does on the bench it's a keeper!
    The load is the same as what the .416 Remington calls max with bullet and powder.
    One more trip to the range for "cold barrel" zero check & box her up and send to Alaska!

    damgoodshot

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    2466fps from handloads in the .416 Ruger? If so good to hear. Have you tried other bullets Barnes, Swifts?

    Brett

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    Had to wait so long for dies that I don't have the time to work up loads with other bullets as the Hornady's are shooting great & are good for moose.
    The bullet with a 200 yd. zero is about 3" high at 100 yds. & 12" low at 300 yds, 36" low at 400 yds.
    I see that you are a DC - never know nwhen I might show up at your office with my "bad back" -been there- done that!!!
    dgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by damgoodshot View Post
    Brett
    Had to wait so long for dies that I don't have the time to work up loads with other bullets as the Hornady's are shooting great & are good for moose.
    The bullet with a 200 yd. zero is about 3" high at 100 yds. & 12" low at 300 yds, 36" low at 400 yds.
    I see that you are a DC - never know nwhen I might show up at your office with my "bad back" -been there- done that!!!
    dgs
    I am. I'm currently buying Metro Chiropractic on W. International Airport Rd. I should be the official owner this week. Stop by.

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    I have a .416 Ruger Alaskan . I am currently shooting 350gr. Speer Mag tips with 73gr. H4350 and Fed. 215m primers. 1" groups - no lie.
    I replaced the Houge with a standard Ruger synthetic like the compact
    magnums. Yery handy. I am goimg to try some 350 tsx also, probably with the same charge. This rifle has a 20" bbl , so this may only be 2400fps.
    Plenty ! Moose and bears , look out !
    Bryan

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