416 WEATHERBY MAGNUM

The following data was developed in a Weatherby Mk V rifle, with a 24-inch barrel. A Leupold 1.5 5 scope was installed in Leupold bases and rings. This setup weighs in at 9.6 pounds.

I used this rifle on safari in Zimbabwe in 1993, shooting one elephant and several cape buffaloes with it. I used the Trophy Bonded Bear Claw 400 grain bullet for all the buffaloes, and a Barnes Monolithic Solid for the Elephant.

We used Weatherby brass and the Federal 215 primers in all our tests. All groups are 3 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

118.0 H 450

2659

1.151

HORNADY 400 SP

112.0 RELOADER 19

2589

0.632

 

114.0

2632

1.302

 

116.0

2659

1.804

 

113.0 VVN 165

2430

1.619

 

115.0

2488

1.278

 

117.0

2517

1.082

 

113.0 WMR

2466

0.830

 

115.0

2527

2.009

 

117.0

2579

1.236

 

112.0 RELOADER 22

2434

2.385

 

114.0

2484

1.632

 

116.0

2532

1.752

 

105.0 H 4350

2473

1.828

BARNES X 400

       
       
       
       

The following data was developed by my friend Mitch Carter, in a Weatherby Mk V rifle with a  26" barrel and a Weatherby Accubrake. Weatherby brass and  Federal 215 primers were used.

POWDER

VELOCITY

BULLET

WEATHERBY FACTORY LOAD

2730

400 HORNADY RN

110.0 VVN 560

2553

400 HORNADY RN

111.0

2603

 

112.0

2652

 

110.0 H 4831

2545

 

112.0

2581

 

115.0

2622

 

113.0 IMR 7828

2602

 

115.0

2634

 

117.0

2656

 

110.0 RL 22

2568

 

111.0

2589

 

112.0

2611

 

113.0

2660

 

112.0 IMR 7828

2491

400 BARNES X

114.0

2534

 

110.0 RL 22

2563

 

111.0

2580

 

117.0 VVN 560

2694

350 SPEER MAG TIP

119.0

2740

 

119.0 RL 22

2823

 

121.0

2898

 

 

 

 

 

{ Home Page }

Last updated July 3rd, 2000