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    Planning out a 10.75X68 build

    In the old days it was certainly a cheap alternative for hunters who could not afford the expensive rifles , but we now live in other times. The cartridge is very good for hunting wild boar.
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    Planning out a 10.75X68 build

    @Major Khan , I agree with you ! Very strange , the cartridge 10,75x68 will continuously recommended by hunters who have never shot DG with it. I am the only one who shot three buffaloes with this cartridge and I am one of them who warns of its marginality for this purpose , and does not...
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    Planning out a 10.75X68 build

    Known to us under the name Palisander. All these types of Rosewood are very hard and therefore difficult to work with and they also tend supposedly to tear. They are also said to be even harder than Bubinga. It is not usual to make rifles stocks from such wood types so that there is hardly any...
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    Planning out a 10.75X68 build

    He probably means Bahia Rosewood , the only real rosewood. Other types of wood are incorrectly referred to as rosewood. This wood is very strong and hard. It is used for furniture but also for musical instruments. I don't know if it can withstand repeated shocks and therefore is suitable for...
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    Is Solid bullets the way to go in a .375 ?

    If I would take an rifle caliber 375 H&H Magnum for buffalo hunting nowadays , I would also only use 350gr or even 380gr bullets , like Rhino Penetrator for example.
  6. Hunting Buffalo in Lake Edward Uganda

    Hunting Buffalo in Lake Edward Uganda

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    Is Solid bullets the way to go in a .375 ?

    Lake Edward/Uganda at the beginning of the Nineties 375 H&H Magnum/272gr ABC bullet from Hirtenberger It is a light bullet for something like this , but has a good deep penetration. Three hunters and each shot a buffalo with the same cartridge.
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    Is Solid bullets the way to go in a .375 ?

    Is Solid bullets the way to go in a .375 ? This question cannot be answered so global. It also depends on what you want to hunt. The FMJ or Solid was certainly once the best choice for this cartridge as far deep penetration of the bullet was concerned , for example when hunting buffaloes. But...
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    These cartridges are even more expensive in Europe. Here you have to expect per round more than 50 Euros for the 577NE and 60 Euros for the 600NE. I reload both , but I don't know for what price. I got many cartridges with the DR caliber 577NE , also old ones from Kynoch and loaded with Cordite...
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    .416 Rigby for Plains Game?

    That was the question that was asked and that can be answered neutrally. You can certainly shoot with an big bore rifle PG and that without problems if only this rifle is available. Who hunts DG and occasionally shoot PG , has often only one big bore rifle with him. So my case , and that's...
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    What happened to British gun industry?

    Attention , caution , do not open old wounds !:) In all cases , they didn't make a good catch because there was a lack of Mauser Magnum System in the UK after the WWII. In some cases used rifles from India have been used to gain Magnum systems , and also other systems have been used for a short...
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    I think so too. An DR caliber 500NE is the good compromise between the rifles caliber 45 and the biggest one caliber 577NE and 600NE. I saw very fine and relatively light DR caliber 500NE. The two big one 577NE and 600NE , leftover from the old days of ivory hunting , are in most cases very...
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    Why doesn't the .500 Jeffery get the love of that the .505 Gibbs does on this forum?

    I suspect the first reason was the length of the cartridge. One should not forget that this cartridge first should fit in an standard Mauser action. The cartridge would be longer with a heavier bullet in right position or the volume of the shell would be reduced if the bullet was seated deeper...
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    Why doesn't the .500 Jeffery get the love of that the .505 Gibbs does on this forum?

    The cartridge shown in the video is not a cartridge 500 Jeffery ! Looks more like a 505 Gibbs !
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    .500 vs .577 vs .600 NE

    I wonder if that's not the main reason ! Which caliber for an DR was really not the question I asked myself when I hunted for the first time DG in Africa. I took a standard rifle for this purpose caliber 375 H&H Magnum and started. If you are hunting DG for the first time in africa , you...
 
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