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Montana Rifle Co. Model 1999 Professional Hunter

Is there an SCI member who’s not familiar with the Montana Rifle Co.? These are the folks who in 1999 came out with a hybrid action that combined the best features of the `98 Mauser and the Winchester Model 70, but also incorporated unique design features Continue reading Montana Rifle Co. Model 1999 Professional Hunter

World Heritage Rifle Series – Celebrating International Hunters & Their Trophies

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John Bolliger, second from right, and John Bolliger Jr., left, join SCI CEO Phil DeLone, second from left, and the author at the John Bolliger’s Mountain Riflery booth during the past SCI Convention in Las Vegas.

Safari Club International is joining four top riflemakers to create a series of five rifles that celebrate the heritage of both hunting and gunmaking by focusing on five different continental regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas). Starting with the 2015 SCI Hunters’ Convention, one rifle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder each year. Continue reading World Heritage Rifle Series – Celebrating International Hunters & Their Trophies

Rigby Returns to London!


To celebrate their return to London, John Rigby and Co. have donated an example of their new London Best model in .416 Rigby for SCI’s 42nd Annual  Convention and Ultimate Hunters’ Market. The Rigby name has long been associated with the finest and most reliable bolt action rifles for African use. For Rigby enthusiast around the world, the stars have aligned with Rigby working with Mauser once more. In the early 20th century, Rigby held the sole agency in London for Mauser actions and rifles. The .416 Rigby was introduced in 1912, built on the proven magnum Mauser action. Renowned for its power and penetration, the .416 Rigby is still among the best cartridges for large or dangerous game. The London Best model is inspired by these historic pre-1940 Rigbys. This donation rifle is built on a classic single square bridge Mauser action, with a claw extractor, and three-position, Mauser-style safety. The stock is of select-grade Turkish walnut, with excellent figure, 14.5-in. Length Of Pull to center, including a leather covered pad. Other features include express sights regulated for 65, 150 and 250 yards, Rigby integral quarter rib, brass front sight with flip up night sight for easy target acquisition in low light, stepped 24-in. Classic Rigby barrel, Rigby scroll engraving with gold logo on floor plate and best English leather case with accessories. This is your chance to get one of the first of the new London-made Rigbys in a classic caliber. Usual retail price for a rifle of this quality and grade is £30,000 ($48,300 US). For more information, contact Marc Newton at marcn@johnrigbyandco.co or +07951264819.