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    416 Remington - 400gr or 450gr?

    People shooting the 416 calibres, how do you compare the performance on game of the 400gr RNSP versus the 450gr RNSP out to 200m?
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    Have shot in Africa with both and prefer the 400gr. Less of an arc in the trajectory but seldom use it out to 200 yards. Close up makes little difference.

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    Cheers for that. I'll be shooting out to 200m or more on occasion so bullet drop will be an issue.
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    The sectional density of the 450gr bullets is very impressive. If I was using solids for elephant I'd go for that weight. Even then, you don't need 450's.

    For any other use I see no reason why a 400gr@2400fps wouldn't work and has been said, it's flatter.
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    Good to know. I'll only be loading for about 4000ftlb as I'm only shooting a lightweight rifle as the kick is still going to be brutal.
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    So basically you're running a 450-400 3" aka 400 Jeffery. It'll take any animal in the world like so I don't think you'll have a problem. The 400 Jeffery is usually used at 100 yards and less on BIG stuff. It'll pummel large deer waaaay past that.

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    Mainly sambar but I might kill the occasional paper target in competition.
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    At the risk of being verbally assaulted from all comers, stick a muzzle brake on it and make the recoil quite manageable.
    My tin hat is on now and I'm ready for the inevitable flak from all who know better. However, I know I have shot with a brake on mine for years and all the p&h that I get from those who know better is just that - p&h.
    Good hunting my man.

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    I took a 416 Rem to Africa and took Gemsbok. Kudu, Zebra and smaller game up to 360 yards with 350gr Speer soft points - one shot one kill on them all.

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    Can't be bothered doing the maths but I can't see how 10% shift in bullet mass is going to make that much difference given the calibre you are talking about. Happy to be proven wrong though in the interest of learning.

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