.450 Rigby.303 British .500/450 Nitro Express.310 Cadet.577/450 Martini Henry.318 Rimless.500/465 Nitro Express.333 Jeffery Flanged.458 Winchester Magnum .333 Rimless Nitro Express .458 Lott .35 Winchester.470 Capstick .350 Rigby .470 Nitro Express.400/350 Nitro Express & .350 Rigby No.2 .475 Nitro Express.400/360 Purdey Rigby’s rebranding of the 7x57 took advantage of technological advances during the 15 years after the 7x57’s appearance in 1892. He used the 175 grain FMJ bullet for brain shots, and liked the .275 Rigby (as he called the 7x57) for its accuracy and low recoil and report. particularly suitable for a lady or youth.” All three .275 rifles were built on 1898 actions from the Mauser Werke in Oberndorf, like other Rigby bolt actions. While these ballistics sound mundane compared to the latest overbore magnum cartridge, the 275 Rigby has proven its worth for over 100 years with mild recoil and real life performance that surpasses it’s “paper ballistics”. Its moderate velocity ensures excellent bullet performance, and it does its work with minimal fuss: Little recoil and muzzle blast, yet definitive results on game. Rigby still makes a couple models available in .275 Rigby and occasionally a used rifle will turn … It was chambered for the new 7×57mm Mauser cartridge. My eyes aren’t so young anymore, but I still shoot a lot with iron sights so am usually able to group three shots with a rifle’s preferred ammunition into less than 2 inches at 100 yards, even with much cruder sights than the Rigby’s. The violent expansion is probably due to the large hollowpoint necessary to accommodate the tip’s shank. Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 2.235" Width: 0.473" Average FPS: 2602 Average Energy: 2255 Average Gr: 150 Recoil: 1.68 Power Rank: 3.9 of 20 The 7x57mm Mauser was designed in 1893 by Paul Mauser and is also known as the 7mm Spanish Mauser, .275 Rigby, along with 7mm Mauser. (The 7x57 was also known as the .275 Rigby because Mauser supplied bolt actions to British rifle builder Rigby, who sold them under their name and cartridge designation.) The 160 grain spitzer (BC .502, SD .284) can be driven to 2,363 fps by 42.0 grains of H414, and 2582 fps by a maximum load of 46.0 grains of the same powder. Copyright 2004 by Chuck Hawks. Nearly 119 years later, these specifications remain true. As Walter Bell proved, there isn’t much you can’t do with a.275 Rigby (7×57) and the proper bullet. with 140 grain spitzer bullets (SD .248) at a muzzle velocity (MV) of 2,660 fps and muzzle energy (ME) of 2,199 ft. lbs. With that particular 7mm, Bell shot some 1,000 elephants and plenty of buffalo, lions and similar creatures judged too stout for anything less than a 375 H&H Mag. The North American shooter who wants to get maximum utility out of a 7x57 really should be a reloader. Managing Director was struck in the head by a German 8mm spitzer bullet in the course of [World War I]. Furthermore it will have a H&H side mount with a Kahles KXi 3.5-10x50 illuminated 4-dot on top. . Do not use the maximum loads quoted below in the relatively weak Model 93 and 95 Mauser actions, or in Remington rolling block rifles. Bell used heavier, roundnose solids on elephants – and apparently every other kind of big game as well, claiming the bore of his .275 had never been “polluted” by an expanding bullet. All rights reserved. This rifle is a limited edition that was specially manufactured by Ruger for the Dallas Arms Collectors Association. Long experience with several 7x57s had proven H-4350 very accurate, and 47.0 grains duplicated Hornady’s 2,680 fps, which consistently grouped three shots into about 1.5 inches at 100 yards. The actual bullet diameters are .264" (6.5mm), .277" (.270) and .284" (7mm). The 7x57 was developed by the famous German firm of Mauser in 1892, and adopted by the Spanish government in 1893. Barnes offers a 175 grain RN solid (SD .310) and a 195 grain soft point spitzer bullet (SD .345). This created a flurry of .275 interest, and I was able to persuade Rigby to briefly send a Highland Stalker for testing. The 7mm-08 Rem. Early smokeless rifle powders tended to be rather temperature sensitive, especially the long-stranded British powder called cordite. We both whacked rocks (or severely scared them) out to 250 yards thanks in part to the crisp trigger, which according to my Timney trigger scale broke right at Rigby’s advertised 2.5 pounds. The 7x57 is a true world-wide cartridge. At about the same time, at least one other firearms company produced two rifles stamped .275 Rigby, and Hornady introduced .275 Rigby ammunition in its Custom line with 140-grain InterLock Spire Points at a listed 2,680 fps, along with component brass. 2 High Velocity rifle (inset). The catalog illustrations for both rifles are identical, along with their other listed features: “Pistol Hand Sporting Stock” with a 23.5-inch barrel and a weight of about 7.5 pounds. The target was fired by somebody named Jamie Holland, with a signature next to the printed name. We had done this before with several other rifles, including my .416 Rigby, which Jay declared to be the best “rock rifle” he’d ever fired because it easily turned even big rocks into smaller targets, some very suitable for the .275. It has a large rifle primer with a 1:8.66 twist. The military of the Kingdom of Spain adopted the Mauser Model 1893rifle. W.D.M. The bolt has also been fitted with a Sako type extractor. Tigers can weigh over 500 pounds, which would seem to recommend the 175-grain load, but Corbett apparently preferred the 140-grain version of the .275 due to flatter trajectory, even though on one occasion a “soft-nose, nickel-encased, split” bullet failed to penetrate the shoulder of another man-eating tigress that ran off wounded. “Karamojo” Bell of Africa or James Corbett of India, perhaps the two most famous .275 users. Restrict shots at the latter to 200 yards/meters or less. The three-leaf rear sight closely resembles the original model. 2 High Velocity rifle. The action is still made by Mauser but is modified for scope mounting. 1’s sight-leaves were set for 100, 200 and 300 yards; the No. My oldest edition of Cartridges of the World (1972) states this occurred because Rigby’s  “. However, I did locate several boxes of Hornady .275 brass at a local store. . In Europe, Serbia adopted the cartridge, and it became a popular sporting cartridge all over Europe. Historically minded hunters do not always desire the latest high-tech rifle advancements, one reason for the thriving retro-market for new but traditionally styled rifles. Hornady’s 140-grain factory load ballistics were reproduced with 139-grain Spire Points and 47.0 grains of H-4350 with CCI 200 primers. This is an RC Knipstein Custom in.275 Rigby. I did not mount a scope for several reasons, the least important being wary of inadvertently scratching a rifle retailing for almost $10,000. I also suspect Corbett and Taylor would like the Hornady ammunition, since the InterLock Spire Point is a very reliable big-game bullet, especially at the moderate muzzle velocity of the .275 Rigby. All of the above loads used Remington cases and CCI 250 primers, and were chronographed in a 22 inch rifle barrel. The .275 Rigby produces moderate recoil, which is effectively managed by the rifle’s 1-­inch rubber recoil pad and overall weight of 9 pounds, 9 ounces with a Leica Visus scope attached. Before the .275, most 7x57 hunting ammunition featured traditional roundnose bullets weighing 170 to 175 grains loaded to a muzzle velocity around 2,300 fps, essentially duplicating the original 173-grain military load. This indicated the .275’s reintroduction was a success, but the shortage is no doubt partially due to a limited run of ammunition; Hornady lists it on its website, indicating more will be made sometime. The right side of the receiver has the Dallas Arms Collectors Association logo. these days. Sporting ammunition manufacturers eventually began to produce 140 to 154 grain high velocity soft point loads for the 7mm. This project uses a brand new FZH left hand Mauser 98 action. The 416 Rigby can be a real punisher if the stock and recoil pad are not optimal. The 7x57 is a well balanced and well designed cartridge for which a number of medium burning rate rifle powders are appropriate. Oddly, the other famous fan of the .275’s 140-grain load is today widely known as a big-bore boy. The case is an original design with a rimless, bottleneck type case that fits a .285 inch bullet on a .325 inch neck with a case length of 2.244 inches and overall length of 3.071 inches. One famous .275 Rigby fan definitely disliked the “hollow tube” 140-grain ammunition, which he called “the copper-pointed” load. T… Bell’s .275 Rigby, the British title for the 7x57mm Mauser. It will be a working rifle in the rigby style with the famous .275 Rigby cartridge. Designed by Peter Paul Mauser in 1892 to serve in the military, the 7x57 Mauser showed the American soldiers what a cartridge should be on the slopes of Cubas San Juan Hill, and inspired the development of our own revered .30-06 Springfield. for either the ordinary, or high velocity ammunition,” weighing almost a pound less, “. Rigby also offered a No. The Highland Stalker.275 Rigby is a somewhat modernized version of the company’s original No. Federal and PMC also load 175 grain RN bullets at a MV of 2440 fps and ME of 2315 ft. lbs. According to the Speer No. It would be logical to assume the shooting took place on an indoor test range, but even so, the group stands as a great testament to shooting skill and, perhaps, young eyes. The 7x57 is a true world-wide cartridge. Hornady’s Custom load for the .275 Rigby is built around the 140-grain InterLock and gave 1/3 MOA from this Highland Stalker. In the hunting world, it made an immediate transitionas so many military car… 2 High Velocity rifle (inset). The .275 Rigby and 7mm Mauser are identical, as Tank explains. Many hunters attributed the over-expansion to the separate tip driving down into the bullet, the common theory about the Bronze Point, but slow-motion videos of bullets shot into clear ballistic gelatin show the tips actually drift ahead of the expanding bullet. GMX load, consistently sub-m.o.a. . These are the standard American low pressure factory loads. I bought some and somewhat reproduced the factory ammunition using 139-grain Hornady Spire Points and Hodgdon H-4350 powder. The Highland Stalker’s more elegant bolt handle is much lower, and the safety is another version of what is commonly known as the three-position Winchester Model 70 safety, operating horizontally on the right-hand side of the bolt sleeve. The original Rigby rifle featured a bolt handle and safety that interfered with low-mounted scopes. The reloader with a strong rifle who loads to about 50,000 cup can do better than most factory loads. While the run of this particular chambering is over, Lipsey’s is now offering the International in.260 Rem. The original cartridge featured a long, 11.2-gram (173 gr) round-nose, full-metal-jacketed bullet with a muzzle velocity of about 700 m/s (2,300 ft/s) with 2,744 J (2,024 ft⋅lbf) muzzle energy from a 740 mm (29.1 in) barreled rifle. The others are the .308 Winchester, .30-06 and the 8x57 and 9.3x62 Mausers. "Dear Axel, Your .275 has started and we are in the last stage of the action reshaping and finishing. . The test rifle weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Ammunition is manufactured and sold in Europe, Africa, North America and most In 1903, however, Germany introduced a modernized military load for the 8x57 – the 7x57’s parent case – with a 152-grain spitzer (pointed) bullet at 2,880 fps, flattening trajectory enormously over the original 2,200 fps, 225-grain roundnose load. I’ve used the 139-grain version from the 7x57 on game from Coues’ deer to caribou, and an extra grain of bullet weight will work at least as well! RIGBY 275 (7 x 57 Mauser)- 1951 LONDON RIGBY- MAUSER ACTION- ORIG. Built on a K98 Mauser action, the .275 Rigby cartridge was the British designation for the German 7×57. However, if shooters might desire a little shorter LOP straight from the factory, there’s also a “ladies” model with a 137⁄8 LOP and “a rounded recoil pad with ladies’ toe.” This twenty-first-century version, however, is not listed as lighter than the standard, probably because barrel length is 22 inches for both standard and ladies’ models, not the 23.5 or 21 inches for the originals. At the s… I was fortunate enough to get one of the Ruger 77 Africans in 275 Rigby. The 130-140 grain bullets are generally the best choice for CXP2 class game, while the 150-175 grain bullets get the nod for CXP3 class game. 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