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Ok, so I have this barrel in the raw so to speak. It's unblued, un threaded, un chambered and brand new with the plastic mesh sleeve. Now, what to do with it. It IS bored and rifled in..."416"!!
I need ideas for what I can do with it for a SB2 receiver such as... what caliber. I do not know who made the barrel, but the guy who had it didn't do anything cheap. I have acquired a truck load of crazy stuff but the guy is no longer within us by choice (Very sad), which has left me doing a lot of researching and headscratching, so I may be asking some interesting questions for a while.
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I've also got Bell brass in 404 Jeffreys to use. He was doing a lot with 30/404
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My first choice would be 416 Rimmed. Dies, ammo, and brass will be a challenge. I can't think of or find any other 416 cartridge that could be used on a SB2 with factory fodder. A Ruger or Remington 416 could work if you used low pressure reloads. But....what would happen if someone touched-off a factory round in it!?

I'd probably sell the barrel or trade it for a more useable barrel.

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smokeless muzzle loader?

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smokeless muzzle loader?
That's certainly a possibility too!

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its too big for a 41 mag right?

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416 Rigby would be doable, although marginally, brass and dies are available. Max pressure is 47,137 psi, case head is a large .589", but you don't have to load to the max, and a factory round isn't going to cause damage, just poor accuracy. Relative breech thrust based on case head diameter would be 12843 psi vs 11472 psi for the 270 Win.

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its too big for a 41 mag right?
It uses .410" bullets.

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A lower pressure option would be a 416-348 Win, dies aren't cheap tho, Dinny ca tell you about the brass. There's also a 416-284 Win.

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Starline and Hornady make 348 brass now.

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