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NEW BUFFALO BORE APPAREL
“DANGEROUS GAME” 416 RUGER
350 gr. Barnes TSX @ 2,550 fps / 5,053 ft-lbs
BUFFALO BORE DANGEROUS GAME 416 RUGER
ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Like the 375 Ruger, I was slow to warm up to the 416 Ruger as I’d been using the 416 Rigby and 416 Remington for decades and liked them, so I saw no need for the Ruger 416. However, this cartridge has some real advantages over the Rigby (which requires an enormous magnum action) and the Remington, which requires a magnum length action. The 416 Ruger was designed to be housed on a standard-length action, yet it holds only two grains less water (102 grs. versus 104 grs. depending on your make of brass) versus the 416 Remington and as such, can propel bullets of similar weights almost as fast.
This load is perfect for North American and African plains applications. Like its 416 Remington counterpart, it’s perfect for stopping very large bears and then turning around and taking moose out to 300+ yards. This load rivals the various 375 magnums as a stopper of any game that is dangerous. The 350-gr. TSX bullet penetrates about the same as the various premium controlled expansion 400-gr., 416 caliber bullets, but you get the faster velocity, lower recoil and flatter trajectory of the 350-gr. bullet.
You’ll note that my only test gun is a Ruger Guide Gun. This is a configuration of rifle I very much like. Its shortish 20-inch barrel is easy to handle and generates plenty of velocity with proper propellant choices. I heartily recommend this rifle with its controlled round feeding, three-position safety that locks the bolt, fast iron sights, stainless construction, weather impervious and LOP adjustable stock, muzzle brake, (if you like muzzle brakes) and barrel mounted sling swivel attachment that saves your fingers under recoil. The scope mounts repeat to zero, so you can bum around the outdoors with the fast acquisition iron sights needed for close-quarters protection, but then attach the pre-zeroed scope and go hunting……all for around $1,000.00. It’s as if the folks at Ruger asked me to choose the design features for the Guide Gun series, but they did not.
➤ 2,557 fps — 416 Ruger Guide Gun — 20-inch bbl
My particular 20-inch barreled, Ruger Guide Gun generates 2,557 fps with this load. My experience with Ruger factory barrels is that they are neither fast nor slow relatively but are right in the middle of the road…. a 24-inch barrel would likely generate another 100+ fps. This is a great place to ask you to read my article on “Velocity Versus Barrel Length.”
For use on Cape Buffalo, I’d carry this load in the chamber, backed up by a magazine full of our 350-gr. flat-nosed solid made by Lehigh Defense. For use on large bears, I would use only this load as the solids are not needed.
ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities
Muzzle Velocity @ 2900 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2800 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2700 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2600 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2500 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2400 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2300 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
Muzzle Velocity @ 2200 fps for ITEM 416 RUGER DG 350 TSX
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