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Old 10-19-2006, 06:53 PM
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I just found this gun. I don't know if I can accurately shoot a 416 or bigger,so this looks like my best option.

Any opinions on what other caliber/gun I should get? Price is a major factor hence no spiffy $12,000 British double.

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Old 10-19-2006, 06:55 PM
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I thought that you had to have a gun bigger than .400 to hunt in Africa? I dont know thats just what Ive heard?
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:02 PM
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Some areas are .375 min. As for that round, I would personally opt for the H&H magnum round. If your ammo was to get seperrated from you during the trip, 375 Ultra mag will be next to impossible to find. But the H&H on the other hand will be pretty easy to locate. Just a thought, but definitely something to consider.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:29 PM
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Right gun just go with it in .375 H&H as the H&H ammo is easier to find.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:54 PM
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Just go with a Marlin 1895 and 550 gr piledrivers, if I were going thats what I'd use, and take a 338 win for a light rifle. But seriously I like your choice. You may try shipping some spare ammo ahead just to be safe, as I'm sure you'll have some corospundence with your outfitter before time to leave!
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:40 PM
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CZ makes a good and reasonable big bore. I believe it can be had in 375 H and H and 416, possibly in 458 win as well. 375 is the classic african caliber. Makes a good elk rifle too. Most but not all african hunters consider the 375 a great all around african rifle. May elephants have been taken with this caliber. But some consider it marginal for elephant. The 416 lott is probably the best all around african caliber. But if you are not going for elephant the 375 would be great
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:50 PM
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Yeah I'm not interested in elephants. I didn't consider the availability of .375 Rem Ultra Mag. I do like it better that the H&H because of performance but that would suck if I lost my ammo. I'll probably have to go with a .416 but I'd have to shoot one first to see if I can still be accurate with it.
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CZ makes a good and reasonable big bore. I believe it can be had in 375 H and H and 416, possibly in 458 win as well. 375 is the classic african caliber. Makes a good elk rifle too. Most but not all african hunters consider the 375 a great all around african rifle. May elephants have been taken with this caliber. But some consider it marginal for elephant. The 416 lott is probably the best all around african caliber. But if you are not going for elephant the 375 would be great
Yeah CZ's are really reasonable. I'm just a Remington fan.
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