New .404

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by Red Leg, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Red Leg

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    When in the Caprivi two years ago, I used my .375 H&H for buffalo and it worked just great. In eighteen months, I'll be heading out to Mozambique and will have two buff on licence. I am sure the .375 would do equally well then, but it seemed like a good excuse to indulge myself in a caliber I have always wanted. While at Hendershots Sporting Goods in Hagerstown, MD ( Hendershots Sporting Goods - Custom Rifles, Ammo and Load Development ) over the weekend, Lance showed me a .404 Jeffery which they had commissioned to be built by Craig Libhart. It is engineered around a highly modified CZ 550 action, Krieger barrel, and a great piece of Turkish walnut. Craig used NECG sights, LaPour safety, and an AHR trigger. The stock is wrapped around the 5 + 1 magazine beautifully so there is no hint of blockiness. The action is machined for Talley rings and I have a Zeiss Duralyte which will work perfectly. I don't think I could have done a better job designing its specs. Just a special thing and I could not resist it. Will wring it out at the range this weekend. Lance's photo is attached.

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  2. Jaco Strauss

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    Lance is a great guy and they have awesome rifles have done a couple of safaris together so I trust that he'll save the 404 for me!!!! :)

    Just kiddin, great rifle though a true classic, it could very easily have taken the place most pop calibre in Africa as years ago before the 458 and 416's various game control authorities employed the 404 to a large degree!

    Enjoy you can't go wrong with it!

    My best always
     
  3. Red Leg

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    Not a chance Jaco :) It is leaning against my desk as I type. Look forward to seeing how it shoots. You should know that Lance speaks very highly of you.
     
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    Red Legs

    Looks like a great gun...

    Let us know, how it goes at the range...

    I'm still looking to get something as a just in case rifle...

    Still looking at a 416 rigby and 458
     
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    Beautiful gun!
     
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    Good looking gun, congratulations !
     

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