In January of 2009, some 22 months ago, I entered into an agreement with Quality Cartridge for them to supply my 416 Murphy brass. Today was delivered some 400 pieces of very nice brass with the 416 Murphy headstamp.
I grabbed my caliper and made some quick measurements. All looks good. I ran a few through the custom made body die and neck sizing die. All went well. I loaded a few dummys with different bullets and all cycled from magazine to chamber and out in short order. We will go to Zambia together next summer.
I am also waiting for two other cartridges brass to come soon.
These 416's were supposed to take 16 to 20 weeks. They did all of that.