416 Remington Unprimed Brass
The .416 Remington Magnum is a belted, bottle-necked design which was developed as a dangerous game hunting cartridge and released to the public in 1989. When the cartridge was released, author Frank C. Barnes considered the .416 Remington Magnum to be the "most outstanding factory cartridge introduced in decades". The cartridge was conceived as a less costly alternative to the .416 Rigby cartridge and was intended to replace the latter, and today the .416 Remington Magnum is considered the most popular of the .416 cartridges in the field. The .416 Rem is one of the more popular dangerous game cartridges used for the hunting of dangerous game in Africa and has also been growning in popularity in North America, especially in Alaska for hunting and as a defense to large bears. The .416 Rem is capable of launching a 400 grain projectile at 2,400 ft/s. Dangerous game hunting is generally conducted at fairly close ranges rarely exceeding 60 yds, however the .416 Remington Magnum has required energy and penetration to kill heavy dangerous game at ranges over 100 yds. The cartridge has an effective range against lion and leopard out to over 250 yds. However, due to terrain and habitat such shooting instances rarely ever occur.