Rigby PH 416 Rigby at the range

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Re: Rigby PH 416 Rigby at the range

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That’s the best way to take Murphy out of the situation/hunting trip; shoot as much as possible from positions and at distances you’ll encounter! Way to do it Rod! As much as I think it would be great to have a big brother (.416) to my .275, I don’t think I’ll need that much gun for the deer and bear shooting I’ll be doing in the NE states…however if the bigger bore bug gets the best of me, I think a 9.3x62 HS would be the order of the day! :dance:


"That if you properly respect what you are after, and shoot it cleanly and on the animal’s terrain, if you imprison in your mind all the wonder of the day from sky to smell to breeze to flowers—then you have not merely killed an animal. You have lent immortality to a beast you have killed because you loved him and wanted him forever so that you could always recapture the day." —R.Ruark

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Re: Rigby PH 416 Rigby at the range

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Hi Rod,

A small point….. I’ve got a PH in .416 and a full-up Big Game in .375. Maybe it’s my aged eyesight, but there is NO difference in the build quality between them. While the .416 has “PH” inscribed on the pistol grip cap, and the .375 has some color case hardening of the ends of the recoil bars, these guns are otherwise identical, even in walnut grade. (I bought both from dealers in Texas, so obviously no factory upgrades were selected). So most likely yours is the same, and I’ll suggest that even though Rigby makes a distinction between the models, it’s negligible and your PH is as nice as most anything else they produce.

Cheers,
Brad

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Re: Rigby PH 416 Rigby at the range

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MD Driver wrote:
Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:53 am
Hi Rod,

A small point….. I’ve got a PH in .416 and a full-up Big Game in .375. Maybe it’s my aged eyesight, but there is NO difference in the build quality between them. While the .416 has “PH” inscribed on the pistol grip cap, and the .375 has some color case hardening of the ends of the recoil bars, these guns are otherwise identical, even in walnut grade. (I bought both from dealers in Texas, so obviously no factory upgrades were selected). So most likely yours is the same, and I’ll suggest that even though Rigby makes a distinction between the models, it’s negligible and your PH is as nice as most anything else they produce.

Cheers,
Brad
G’day Brad, only just saw your coment…hence the delayed response.

I have to agree with your observations. I also can see no difference in the timber quality between the BG, PH and the highland stalker. The PH has no colour case hardening and that’s about it.

I really do enjoy shooting the Rigbys…… all three tack drive…and my favourite is the PH in 416.

Rod

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Re: Rigby Single Square Bridge PH in 416 Rigby

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Vaughan wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:38 am
Rod wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:31 am
Vaughan wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:12 am
What a fantastic looking rifle! :dance: I'm curious what it weighs?
Thanks, she’s a solid girl ….about 10.5 pounds.
Thought she might be but no doubt you will be glad of the weight when you pull the trigger. :o I've always thought folks made too much fuss about weight anyway......
G’day Vaughn,

I know it’s an old post….but I’ve recently had a couple of blokes comment on the weight of the Big Games. They thought she was too heavy. I disagree.

Last weekend we had to abandon the scheduled Big Game Rifle competition at the range due to strong winds. We couldn’t keep the targets on the frames long enough to shoot at before they blew away. Anyway, we could manage, mostly, to keep the targets up at 25 meters. So we decided to shoot an impromptu Special Snap match. 8 shots in 35 seconds @ 25 meters, standing unsupported.
I shot the.416. Rigby. Below is the target. The flyer is my damned fault.
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I reckon the blokes at Rigby know what they’re doing 👍

Rod
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