I hope the 416 Ruger makes it

Help Support Ruger Forum:

dgr416

Single-Sixer
Joined
Jan 4, 2008
Messages
163
I need to get a 416 ruger before they quit making them.I bet they have not made many probally 100 or so.Its an awesome caliber and gun for the money.
 

4Sixteen

Bearcat
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
84
I sure like my 416 Ruger Alaskan shown here with a Leupold 3x9 Ultra-light scope. Rugged, compact, lightweight and powerful. :twisted: :p

416range3.jpg
416bullets1.jpg
 

chet15

Hawkeye
Joined
Jan 22, 2001
Messages
5,672
Ahhh....there's a lot more than 100 Ruger rifles in .416 Ruger caliber out there. That's the model that kicked off their Alaskan and African models in the Hawkeye series.
The .416 Ruger may not be the hottest seller in Ruger's stable, but I doubt they will get rid of that one....too many advantages and it fills the gap between .375 and .458. Sure there are .416 Rem and .416 Rigby out there, but the Ruger offering has their name on it.
Chet15
 

Con

Bearcat
Joined
Jun 17, 2008
Messages
72
If they don't sort ammunition supply issues in the places where its actually used against large game ... it'll wither. They also need the African rifle to be sorted and released to the market. I considered a No1 in 416Ruger for about 3 nanoseconds ... then ordered a 450/400NE. :lol:
Cheers...
Con
 

Silent Sam

Blackhawk
Joined
Feb 26, 2006
Messages
728
chet15":3tvvl091 said:
Ahhh....there's a lot more than 100 Ruger rifles in .416 Ruger caliber out there. That's the model that kicked off their Alaskan and African models in the Hawkeye series.
The .416 Ruger may not be the hottest seller in Ruger's stable, but I doubt they will get rid of that one....too many advantages and it fills the gap between .375 and .458. Sure there are .416 Rem and .416 Rigby out there, but the Ruger offering has their name on it.
Chet15

I thought the 375 Ruger was the debut caliber for the Alaskan / African.
 

chet15

Hawkeye
Joined
Jan 22, 2001
Messages
5,672
Yup...you're right...my mistake...the .375 Ruger was the initial offering.
Jumped too early on that one.
Chet15
 

hadjii

Bearcat
Joined
Sep 4, 2009
Messages
36
What's the recoil like from the 416 Ruger? Or do I even need to ask? Punishing, or not so much as I think?
 

Silent Sam

Blackhawk
Joined
Feb 26, 2006
Messages
728
Well, recoil is subjective. I have not shot a 416 Ruger. I have shot a lot of 375 H&H and a buddy bought a 375 Ruger Alaskan which I have shot a bit. In 375 the Alaskan is on the light side and I would describe the recoil as 'brisk'. It is not pleasant off the bench and requires a bit more concentration than a classic (not lightweight) 375 H&H. The 416 Ruger has to be a bit lighter than than the 375 in the Alaskan as I believe they use the same barrel profile. My guess is that recoil w/ 416 Alaskan would be fairly stout. For my recoil tolerance I would plan on shooting off the bench only enough to get a good zero and then refine it more from field positions and stay off the bench as much as possible. In other words, it won't be a weekend bench gun, at least not for me.
 

4Sixteen

Bearcat
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
84
It's helpful to estimate the recoil by doing a simple calculation. My 416 Ruger weighs about 8.5 lbs with a scope and the standard load is a 400gr bullet at 2350fps.

My 300 Win. mag. also weighs about 8.5 lbs with a scope and my standard load is a 180gr bullet at 3000fps.

Comparing how fast each rifle slams into your shoulder will give you an idea how hard it kicks and can be calculated using conservation of momentum -

416 Ruger: 400gr x 2350fps / (8.5lbs x 7000gr/lb) = 15.8 fps

300 Win.mag: 180gr x 3000fps / (8.5lbs x 7000gr/lb) = 9.1 fps

The 416 Ruger kicks (15.8 / 9.1) = 73.6 % more! :lol:

I don't find the 416 Ruger recoil all that bad, the severity would be even less if I bulk up a bit more. :p
 

Latest posts

Top