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    Without any experience in the Big Bore world, where does the 405 Winchester fit in?
    Teddy used it back in the day! It was powerful enough back then, and more-so today
    with modern propellants and bullets?

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    So 47 views and nothing, no positives or negatives. I thought the exploits of Theodore in Africa
    would at least conjure up some nostalgia if nothing less. I guess the 405 Winchester doesn't exist
    anymore, although I see one at the range from time to time, it's a real Boomer!

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    Give the post a little time, there are people on here that use that rifle caliber and are more than willing to talk about it.

    If you use the search tool and type in .405 Win, some threads should come up.

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    Hello Tahoe!
    As enysse says be patient my man! I just saw this now, and I am a big fan of this round and am taking mine to RSA this coming June for eland.
    I have a Miroku 1895 and have been shooting it now for over a year. I used to have a Ruger No1 in this round too. Great cartridge. The first thing I ever really read about it that got me intrigued was an article in an old magazine about a bush pilot that killed a monster Alaska brown bear with one, back in 1949.
    As far as where it fits in? About where you want it to I guess. Depending on where you take it, it may not make minimum energy levels for some game nor is it ideal for some game. John Taylor of elephant hunting fame thought it not a great cartridge due to low ballistic properties when compared to the .375 H&H. And it is not nearly as powerful as many other rounds but I would put it to you this way. If legal, I would have no problem hunting buffalo or lion with my handload using the Barnes TripleShok at over 2150fps. This load is good for about 3100 ft/lbs of muzzle energy and shoots very well in my rifle. I dont hot rod this rifle the way I would and did the Ruger No1 which is a fair amount stronger of a rifle. I drove 400gr bullets to 2100fps in the Ruger and had enough energy to be legal about anywhere for anything. Some guys mess around with the heavies in the Winchester but I am content to stick with the 300gr and near original velocities, especially for what I intend to hunt, which on this next trip will be eland or smaller. Another member on here used his last year for kudu and oryx if I recall. As Eric said you can probably find the thread in a search. See, your patience paid off with a reply!

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