The .275 Rigby is the same as the 7mm Mauser or
7x57. Developed originally
in 1892 this was formerly
the military caliber of
Spain, Mexico, Central
America, and half of South
American governments (Armies). I have read W.D.
Bell shot over 1000 head
of African elephants with
this rifle. If so then
perhaps no finer dual
purpose deer/elk caliber
exists. A 7mm Mauser or
7x57 in proper hands is
capable of killing anything on the North
American continent aside
from just deer and elk.
This rifle/caliber combination would excel
here in both Southern Oregon and Northern California on both Blacktail and Mule Deer,
not to mention Roosevelt
and Rocky Mountain elk. If
the shooter does their part they certainly don't
need a magnum! Bullet placment, not caliber, makes the difference.
This was really their rifle? "Go jump in the lake," as my African-American buddy would say (j/k). How did he come by this rifle? Was it up for auction at one time? Interesting...