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Mitch_C 02-25-2012 03:38 AM

Hey im looking at getting a new long rang rifle. I'm tossing up between a .416 and a .408 I live in Australia (ACT) if that makes any difference.

Garadex 02-25-2012 04:15 AM

.416 Barrett and .408 Cheytac? If so check this thread http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/408-chey-tac-vs-416-barrett-11377/
Also if you have time stop by the introductions and say hi. Here http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f2/
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robocop10mm 02-25-2012 04:43 AM

How available are rifles in these calibers? With the infamous Aussie gun restrictions it seems it may be difficult to get them. The other issue is ammo. Are you planning on rolling your own? Is ammo commercially available? WHat is the likelyhood the government will put restrictions on such "sniper" ammo?

Mitch_C 02-25-2012 05:04 AM

Thanx guys for you input. I didn't really look at restrictions in obtaining such caliber but I will work hard at getting one just don't know witch one to pick. I will probably be shooting pigs but I just also want a really big rifle

BlueTurf 02-25-2012 01:59 PM

Either one will be fantastic cartridges but also very expensive.

Txhillbilly 02-25-2012 02:52 PM

That would be some awfully expensive pork,shooting either of those calibers.

Unless the hogs down under are as big as the buffalo,it's major overkill. IMO

Mitch_C 02-25-2012 10:37 PM

I know it's overkill but for a long time I wanted a 50 cal but that's not legal here so I was thinking as big as I can that I can still easily acquire ammo for

m72law 02-25-2012 11:39 PM

I know a muzzle loader ''50cal'' is no 50BMG,but its alot cheaper,easily accessible & pretty darn accurate BIG bore rifle;)

bigdaddy573 02-25-2012 11:46 PM

What about a 338 win mag thats a big gun and ammo is a lot easy to get then military ammo

Mitch_C 02-26-2012 05:47 AM

Cool thanx guys. I didnt realize 408 and 416 were considered military rounds. I'll look into the magnum


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