A question always asked..............
I'm new here, but I'm sure this question has been asked over a million times. Before I ask, if you have any info that could be profitable to my question in regards to the answer, please dont hesitate to post it.
Now, I'm gonna get a "Dangerous Game" rifle and cant decided on caliber. This is for any of the Dangerous game species (obviously elephant,cape buff,hippo....).
To the best of my understanding a .375 H&H will do the job cleanly on all of the animals if shot placement is near perfect. And most seem to prefer .416 (rem or rigby) and up. It doesn't take much common sense to realize that a 600 nitro is bigger than necessary and can actually cause other issues regarding penetration because of bullet diameter. So what are your thoughts? I have been contemplating over the .416 Rigby and the .458 Lott ((yes, I do realize that the difference between the Lott and win mag ballistics may not be significant, but I dont want a Win Mag)).
I'm not asking for what rifle, but what caliber. Something else I would like to know, is what type of accuracy is necessary and at what range?
Thanks, and sorry for the semi-long post.