.416 Ruger

Reloading data for .416 Ruger cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_695
Load data for caliber ".416 Ruger"
The .416 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge that was jointly developed by Hornady and Ruger in 2008. It was designed to provide hunters with a versatile and powerful cartridge that could be used for hunting large and dangerous game in a variety of environments.

The .416 Ruger cartridge features a rimless brass case with a bullet diameter of .416 inches (10.6 mm) and a case length of 2.80 inches (71.1 mm). It typically uses a heavy, 400- to 450-grain (26 to 29 g) bullet propelled by a large powder charge, which gives it a muzzle velocity of around 2,300 to 2,400 feet per second (700 to 730 meters per second) and a muzzle energy of around 4,500 to 5,000 foot-pounds (6,100 to 6,800 joules).

The .416 Ruger cartridge was designed to provide hunters with a cartridge that had the stopping power and penetration necessary to take down large, dangerous game, such as elephant, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo, while also being versatile enough for use in a variety of hunting environments, including dense brush and open plains.

Today, the .416 Ruger cartridge is used by hunters and shooters around the world, and it is a popular choice for African hunting safaris. Firearms chambered for this cartridge can be relatively affordable and ammunition can be easier to find than some other big bore cartridges. However, it should be noted that firearms chambered for this cartridge can still be relatively heavy and recoil can be stout, so proper training and experience is recommended.

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Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: .416 Ruger
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.416 '' | 10.57 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle Magnum (LRM)
Max. Case Length (l3):2.57'' | 65.28 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:3.34'' | 84.84 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:62077.12 psi | 4280 bar
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