RIGBY DSB 375 H&H - Updated August 2018.

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RIGBY DSB 375 H&H - Updated August 2018.

Post by Rod » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:43 am

Well after a bit of a false start here are some photos of my new toy. I was hoping to have had her out after a scrub bull and a few pigs but the weather and work put an end to that idea.

so off to the range we went today with only a hand full of cartridges. Fired just 10 rounds of Norma 300 grain PH and 10 rounds of Winchester 270 grain failsafe. All shots were fired at 50 yards, over the pack on the bench.

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Scope is a 1to 4 Kahles.
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5 rounds of Winchester at 50 yards with the scope.
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5 rounds of Norma at 50 yards with the iron sights.
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I'm pretty happy.

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Post by 9.3x64 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:49 am

Very nice Rod.
Gotta be happy with that
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Post by O4ak95 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:12 am

Rod,
You've got to be smiling about the group you did with the irons! Looking forward to seeing a few photos of it in the bush.

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Post by mchughcb » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:26 am

You got to be happy with that. I'd be sighting in for 200m with the scope.

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Post by Rod » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:42 am

9.3x64 wrote:Very nice Rod.
Gotta be happy with that
O4ak95 wrote:Rod,
You've got to be smiling about the group you did with the irons! Looking forward to seeing a few photos of it in the bush.

Tim
Yeah fellas I was pretty happy with how she shot. I'm responsible for the flyer with the scope. And I do love those iron sights.

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Post by Rod » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:49 am

mchughcb wrote:You got to be happy with that. I'd be sighting in for 200m with the scope.
G'day Chuck. Yep happy with how she shot. As for sight in distance for the scope... I reckon 100 yards. use to have my 602 in 375 H&H zeroed for 200 then a few years ago I changed her to 100 yards. Probably only ever shot a couple of things (pigs) with her past 100 yards and I've owned her for nearly 30 years. But I could change my mind.

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Post by Hendrik470 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:03 am

Good looking groups

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Post by Rod » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:07 am

Hendrik470 wrote:Good looking groups
Thanks Hendrik .

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Post by TheoR8 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:36 am

Great stuff Rod, you gotta be happy with those groups. I have to give those Norma PH's a try. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Post by chalky » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:06 am

Great results there Rod, looking forward to seeing some photos of it out hunting


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Post by Rod » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:33 pm

TheoR8 wrote:Great stuff Rod, you gotta be happy with those groups. I have to give those Norma PH's a try. :handgestures-thumbup:
:handgestures-thumbup: be interested to hear how they shoot in your 375 .
chalky wrote:Great results there Rod, looking forward to seeing some photos of it out hunting


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Thanks Chalky. Hopefully I'll get her out bush early next year.

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Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:32 pm

Nice shooting Rod :clap: :clap: :clap:

Is that Norma ammo loaded with 300 or 350g RNs?

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Post by Rod » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:14 am

Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:Nice shooting Rod :clap: :clap: :clap:

Is that Norma ammo loaded with 300 or 350g RNs?

Well I'll be.... Just had a look at box and it says as plain as day 350 grain. :shifty: unlike me to be wrong.. :geek:

Yep 350 grain soft nose Woodleigh's and according to the packet they're travelling at 2300 fps.

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Post by Rod » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 am

Well I've owned the Rigby for a few months now and I hate to say that it hasn't been bush yet. That probably won't happen until the end of the year.

Anyway I loaded up some 300 grain Woodleigh Round Nose Soft Point with 79 grains of AR2209 with Federal Magnum primers and took her out to Belmont yesterday afternoon to see how they shot. I shot her off the bench over a day pack full of rags.

First string of five shots at 50 yards with the scope on. The flyer was due to me and was the first shot.
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Second string of five shots at 50 yards, this time with the iron sights. Again I called the flyer. I used a six o'clock hold on the black. I reckon the sights are right for the 65 yard setting as indicted on them.
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Scope back on and another string of five shots. This time at 100 yards. Pretty happy with the rifle, even if my shooting was a wee bit patchy. At least I was happy that I was calling my shots correctly.
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Last string of 5 shots at 100 yards, this time with the iron sights. The target was a bit hard to get a precise hold on. I guess I should have used a bulls eye target and gone with a 6o'clock hold. Anyway I reckon the sight are pretty well where they should be.

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I know they're just photos of targets but I am really happy with this rifle and how it shoots. It shoots very, very well and the trigger is better than my R8's and it's a pussy to shoot off the bench.

I'm happy with the Rigby.

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Re: RIGBY DSB 375 H&H

Post by thechamp » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:14 am

Congrats on some good shooting. Nice to see it's living up to the reputation.

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