.408 vs .416
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > .408 vs .416

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mitch_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

Last edited by Mitch_C; 02-25-2012 at 03:40 AM.
Mitch_C is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-25-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Garadex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kalifornia
Posts: 1,267
Liked 225 Times on 176 Posts
Likes Given: 228

Default

.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/
(By the way the search function is your friend)
__________________
I'm gonna stop you right there, you just said an AR-15 is a high-powered rifle. It is obvious you don't know anything about guns and I shall ignore anything you say from this point on.

Last edited by Garadex; 02-25-2012 at 04:21 AM.
Garadex is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 04:43 AM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,640
Liked 3275 Times on 1694 Posts
Likes Given: 338

Default

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?
__________________
In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mitch_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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
Mitch_C is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BlueTurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Boise,ID
Posts: 1,030
Liked 45 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Either one will be fantastic cartridges but also very expensive.
BlueTurf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,622
Liked 1299 Times on 734 Posts
Likes Given: 623

Default

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
Txhillbilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mitch_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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
Mitch_C is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
m72law's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1,316
Liked 143 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 766

Default

I know a muzzle loader ''50cal'' is no 50BMG,but its alot cheaper,easily accessible & pretty darn accurate BIG bore rifle
m72law is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bigdaddy573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,495
Liked 40 Times on 32 Posts

Default

What about a 338 win mag thats a big gun and ammo is a lot easy to get then military ammo
bigdaddy573 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 05:47 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mitch_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Cool thanx guys. I didnt realize 408 and 416 were considered military rounds. I'll look into the magnum
Mitch_C is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes




Newest Threads