At the range Wednesday, I was shooting a couple of stations down from a couple of older guys who were shooting about 6 different rifles. One in particular got my attention when it went off because it sounded more like a small bore howitzer than a rifle. During one cease fire I wandered down and asked what the big Loudenboomer was and the guy grinned at me and said "416 Rigby". Cool. Looking at the rifle you could tell by the mass of the receiver and barrel that this was a serious lead-thrower. Then I was asked if I wanted to try it. My response was something like "are you kidding?, of course I'd like to try it." Along with this big silly grin on my face. So he pulls out two rounds, telling me that this was over $20 worth of ammo, and I told him I didn't have that much cash in my pocket. He laughed and handed them over. I loaded one up and was getting comfortable behind the scope when he suggested that I don't get too close to it or it might bite me in the forehead. I said something like 'no, it won't.' So I take aim at a 6"x10" hanging plate out about 150 yds, pull the trigger and while riding the scope, watch the little plate get ripped off it's hanger and thrown over the little berm behind it. Wow. I then tried to shoot a larger plate out at 250, but my bullet drop estimate put the round in the dirt in front of the plate. I stood up to thank the gentleman, and both he and his friend were kinda staring at me while the one made a comment that I barely moved when the rifle went off. I smiled and said that there are few advantages to being 6'3", large-boned, and about 290 lbs., but this might be one of them. I only had on a t-shirt and never felt any sting or pain in my shoulder either. That's some rifle though! I loved that rifle, but I'll never own one as I could never afford to shoot it!