375 rifle which one?

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by Jon Ray, Dec 18, 2018.

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Which 375

  1. Weatherby Vanguard Safari

    5.3%
  2. CZ 550

    36.8%
  3. Winchester M70 Safari

    44.7%
  4. Ruger Hawkeye African 375 Ruger

    13.2%
  1. Nkawu

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    That’s a good point about the PH. In my head I always plan as if I were hunting alone totally reliant upon myself.
     
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    Never having been around DG, I still think that the ability to fire at least a second shot pretty quickly - under pressure - is a good thing.

    If I ever get a single shot rifle, I think a kipplauf is the way to go. Cost will be higher than a Ruger, I'm sure.
     

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    What rifle(s) do you own now? What do you normally hunt with?
    Get that rifle in a 375 or 416 if offered, In the time or adrenalin rush, the safety and trigger are familiar and the stock fits. Less to thin about and more resources to making the first shot count.
     
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  4. BobT

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    I made a proper first shot on my buffalo, right through the top of the heart with a 300 grain A-frame, he didn't go far but didn't go down right away either. I'm glad I had a repeating rifle in this case, I don't think that the PH should have to shoot my animals, I am paying him to put me in a position to shoot them myself.
     

  5. Kevin Peacocke

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    I would love to have a double, but cant afford it yet. So i shoot a half double- the Ruger No1. No i am not concerned about the backup shot, i reload quite quickly and the PH is there. By the time he has shot i will definitely be ready to rejoin the fray. Whats more, that No1 is a very pointable rifle. Life is not to be worried about, there is nothing risk free!

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    My previous post was not to suggest that we as hunters have no responsibility for a follow up shot, that is certainly not my opinion.
    I apologize if that is how it was taken.

    What I am saying is that follow up shots with bolt action, double gun, single shot...can all be mucked up if proper practice isn't applied.
    We as hunters (clients) need to do our part and practice, practice, practice.
    If I place a proper first shot with a double gun, then the animal charges and I loose my cool and crap the bed on the second shot...
    The animal will not care that I have a fine English double that I did not apply proper practice with.
    When and if the situation goes to pot and needs to be sorted out the PH steps in.
    We as hunters need to practice enough to make sure that the intervention of the PH is not necessary.

    That is much closer to what I was trying to say.
    Again, apologies for any misunderstanding.
     

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