CZ 550 404 Jeffery Vs Blaser R93 416 Remington

M275

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There's more recoil with the larger cartridges but making the rifles heavier moderates it nicely. The CZs get heavier with the larger calibres, whereas Blasers don't seem to.
 

mchughcb

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My R93 is about 3.1kg with the 30-06 barrel and 3kg with the 9.3x62 barrel. However it is 3.6kg and front heavy with the 416 barrel. Its a sporter so I had the stock channelled out to handle the 22mm safari profile.

It recoils around 67ftlb. So no use have the backslap after firing one shot. You need to fire 6 and they need to be in the 10 ring.
 

scrumbag

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Blaser and Remington combined?!? What an abomination!!!! 2 wrongs definitely do not make a right...

I think I was just sick in my mouth...

(Heavy case of leg pulling here!)
 

tackb

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the kind of game you shoot with dangerous game calibres like that would lead me to use a double rifle , be interesting to see how a double ejector fared against these time wise ?
 

mchughcb

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That is a very good question however for this event it must be a bolt action with minimum 338 cal and 2900 ftlb of energy.
 

scrumbag

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the kind of game you shoot with dangerous game calibres like that would lead me to use a double rifle , be interesting to see how a double ejector fared against these time wise ?
The BSRC runs a couple of "Dangerous Game" calibre comps and practices each year.

One of the comps is called the special snap where from 35 yds you shoots 8 shots in 30 seconds.

The guys with 9.3s and 35 Whelans tend to do quite well as can load 5 or 6 to start.

Where the bigger calibres (0.4" and up) start to run into trouble is the capacity for magazine rifles tend to top out at 4 or maybe 3. After you've rattled through your magazine loading starts to get you into difficulties and the double guys tend to catch up.

Scrummy
 

bowji john

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It was Scrumbag's link to that very comp that started off my desire to develop and run the DG weekends

I'm still hoping to develop a simpler large bore comp to compliment those weekends but it is littered with red tape and legal potholes
 

Heym SR20

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I’ve shot an r93 in 300 win mag a few times - it’s uncomfortable and not nice. I have shot properly weighted wooden stock 375 and 416 rigby - a healthy shove, but not uncomfortable.

A mauser action is tough, reliable and control round feed. In the bush a bit of dust is not going to stop it. An r93 or r8 has far too many little components that dust /dirt will stop then quickly.

A double is simple. Two shots quickly, and a quick easy reload another two. Yes a magazine has three or four rounds but in a stopping rifle its the first two shots that count. And you need to be able to reload without looking at the rifle. With a magazine that takes a lot of practice.
 

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