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I just bought a ruger no.1 416 rigby and was wndering if anyone here knows what kind of accuracy i can accept. And also i was going to reload and was going to use barnes 300's around here and was wondering if anyone had velocity's for that bullet i hoping to get to 3000 but is that possible. thanks for any info.
 

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It is hard to say what your accuracy will be like. Hopefully it will be very good. I Have a 416 Rigby in my Encore, and I have great accuracy. I am reloading 300 gr. Barnes X bullets in it, but 3000 fps a little high number but you can get close. You will be about 2800fps to 2900 fps. My Barnes reloading manual has 106 gr. as my min and 111 for the max with Reloader 22. Hope this helps.
 

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Possum: Enjoy those high-end loads.
If you want pure shooting pleasure, though, try the RCBS 350-grain gas checked .416 bullet over 50-52 grains of XMP5744. In the No. 1 I had a few years back in .416 Rigby, this load gave me about an inch at 100 yards and was right at 2000 fps. Nice big-bore plinking load for your Rigby, and one that you can shoot off the bench for hours.
 
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