.416 Rigby 400 Grain Barnes Banded Solids- The .416 Rigby was designed in 1911 by John Rigby, of John Rigby & Company, as a dangerous game cartridge. It is the first to use a bullet with a diameter of 10.6 millimetres (0.416 in). The rifles, as built by John Rigby & Co., were initially made up on Mauser magnum-length actions, although in later years, some were made on standard length actions, a perfect example being the rifle used by legendary professional hunter Harry Selby. Other famous users of the cartridge were Commander David Enderby Blunt, John Taylor, and Jack O’Connor. Since the late 1980s, several .416 cartridges have come to the market. Among these, the .416 Remington Magnum, the .416 Ruger and the .416 Weatherby Magnum have garnered the most attention of the firearms press. Both the Ruger and Remington cartridges were designed to emulate the Rigby cartridge’s performance level of a 400 gr bullet at 2,400 fps.
Until recently, the use of .416 cartridges was mostly confined to Africa, where they were used primarily on dangerous or “thick-skinned” large game such as rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. The .416 Rigby would be considered overpowered for North American game species. However, the .416 Rigby does offer a greater insurance against polar bear, Alaskan brown bear, and useful for the hunting of American bison where allowed.
Choice Ammunition meticulously hand-loads 100% of our ammunition to insure superior performance, accuracy and reliability. These 400 grain Barnes Banded Solid bullets for the 416 Rigby are ideal for most dangerous game and large bodied animals. Don’t compromise with “Factory” ammunition when it really counts! Choice Ammunition utilizes only the finest components and proprietary loading formulas meticulously assembled with temperature insensitive powders. This insures wherever your travels may take you- you can depend on our premium ammunition to close out your hunt.
Barnes’ Banded Solids stop dangerous game right now! In life-threatening situations, you can depend on Banded Solids to put the largest animal down. Machined from homogenous copper/zinc alloy, these indestructible bullets won’t disintegrate or deflect on heavy bone. Multiple bands, or rings, cut into the shank of Barnes Banded Solids relieve pressure and virtually eliminate fouling. New nose design tracks straighter through dense muscle and bone.
Banded Solid Spitzers kill fur-bearing game cleanly, without damaging valuable pelts.
- Velocity 2,400
- 100% Hand Loaded