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FN Browning Custom .416 Rigby

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Pricey and built on an action not particularly suited to the huge Rigby case, this rifle fulfills its owner's wish for a fine British-styled rifle, but we'd pass on duplicating it. It sure could stand some more weight.

FN Browning Custom .416 Rigby

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Hunting
Recreational
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Barrel Finish
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The scope is an old Weaver 2.5X in Warne QD mounts. Engraving on the action adds to the classic flavor of the rifle. Note the cutout in the rear of the front action ring, the nicely shaped wood surrounding the loading/ ejection port, and the Browning rocking safety.
Tasteful engraving doesn't have to fully cover the steel to be effective. This is a rose-and-scroll pattern. Pressing inward on the serrated button just in front of the bolt shroud releases the bolt from the action. Also visible are the scope detaching levers.
The engraved front sight base encircles the barrel and is on to stay. Pressing the small button at the rear of the dust cover inward permits the cover to be removed. The front sight is interchangeable.
This is one of the better rear sight units we've seen. The engraver added a platinum centerline to the wide angle V. Elevation is by the little thumb-wheel, and windage by drifting. It was right on the money.

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