Norma has teamed up with Woodleigh bullets to offer the finest dangerous game ammunition available. Tried and tested steel-jacketed solids and bonded-core softpoints are coupled with high quality
Norma brass and powder and loaded under the most rigorous inspection standards in the industry. Nickelled cases are used to ensure the most reliable feeding and ejection from rifles whose metalwork is too hot to touch or is full of the inevitable African dust. The Woodleigh FMJ bullets use a steel jacket twice as thick as any other in the industry. Cases are all hand inspected both before and after loading. We carefully select powder and primer in order to make variations in point of impact from batch to batch as small as possible.
It is our goal that you can pick up a box anywhere in the world and have the same point of impact as with the box you used at home.
In 1988 Remington finally decided to fill the gap between the .375 H&H and the .458 Win. Mag. The result was .416 Remington Magnum. During the previous 25 years a wide variety of wildcats with .416' bullets had emerged. One of the most popular was the .416 Hoffman, which is based upon a blown out full-length .375 H&H-case. Remington basically did the same thing by necking up the 8mm Rem. Mag. case to accept a .416' bullet. Hereby Remington managed to make a cartridge which duplicates the performance of the .416 Rigby with the original loads that made this cartridge famous. However, the .416 Rigby was made with a huge case in order to keep down the pressure from the fast burning Cordite-powder in tropical climates. This is the reason that the .416 Remington operates at a higher pressure - like most modern cartridges designed for modern rifles.
The .416-cartridges combines the trajectory of a .375 H&H and the muzzle energy of the .458 Win. Mag. and they hereby constitute very versatile cartridges. Actually they are close to the non-existing all round cartridge for hunting all over the world.
The 'magnum'-designation is a marketing gimmick, as both Rigby's and Weatherby's versions have a much larger case capacity and can be loaded to higher muzzle velocities. Accordingly the .416 Remington is at its best with the same powder types as the .375 H&H.
For African big game the 400 grain bullets of a good construction is the classical choice, but for Brown bear in Alaska or driven moose in Europe many hunters prefer 300 or 350 grain bullets.
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket|
|Ballistic Co Eff.||0.325|
|Rounds Per Box||10|
|Rounds Per Case||100|
|Trajectory Short||0 @ 100m|
|Trajectory Long||-253mm @ 2|