.375H&H or .458 WM which should I keep

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by CBH Australia, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. CBH Australia

    CBH Australia AH Enthusiast

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    @PaulT Numbers depend on what the property want. I’m aware of some areas with them.
    I’m all for humane destruction. If someone said cull them numbers count. I still like to see bang flop. That is satisfying to do it well.
    I should collect that .375H&H I bought, tomorrow I hope. And test with some factory you loads shortly after
    If there were a number of camels to be dropped it’s a chance. to utilise it and do what needs to be done.
    I’m going to start a thread on eating camel tonight. Not that I’ve ever done it. Sorry I did buy a bag of Camel Jerky in Alice Springs, a bit dry. My mrs will jerky some I’m sure.
     

  2. Rule 303

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    The place I hunted on wanted them gone so it was a numbers game, still want one shot drops.
     

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    Save your shoulder and go with the 375HH. It will do just as well as the others and you have a variety of bullets to choose from. Loaded right it will take anything that walks on the planet.
     
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  4. CoElkHunter

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    Well too late! I bought a CZ .458WM. With a Limbsaver recoil pad and 450gr Barnes TSX, the recoil isn’t that bad. Not much more (if any) than the .375 without the Limbsaver. But my .375 rifle IS a little lighter. Anyway, some of those guys here on AH from Australia talked me into the .458. I guess they hunt buffalo and camels with it.
     

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    I hunt camels with a 9.3x64 brenneke and swift bullets.
    bruce.
     
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  6. Rule 303

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    Nice. The 9.3X64 if often over looked. If I ever get a 9.3 it will be the 64.
     
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    x64? That’s as rare as “toads with teeth” here in the states. Looks like a great cartridge though. Anyway, what do/would you use for Australian buffalo? There was at least one guy here with photos (I can’t find that post though) who used a .458WM?
     
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  8. Rule 303

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    I would use one of the following, 35Sambar, 358RUM 375H&H or my 416Rigby all using Woodleigh Hydrostatic bullets.
    I wouldn't hesitate to use the 9.3X64 if I had one.
     
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    So MANY cartridges, so little time! Ha! Ha! In large (or larger) bores, I only have a .338WM, .375 H & H, and my recently acquired .458WM. I DO really enjoy shooting all of them, but really like the heavier (hefty) .375 and .458 CRF rifles, as opposed to my lighter Browning .338. But, time will tell when elk hunting with one of them while carrying my backpack at 8,500 ft elevation, just to try hunting with something different.
     
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    Easy keep the 375 then re-chamber the 458 to 458 Lott, or get rid of the 458 and get a 404 Jeffery ;)
     

  11. CoElkHunter

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    OR, re-chamber it to a .465 H & H, as soon as someone here on AH (or anywhere) provides a photo of a case/cartridge to prove it exists. Been asking here for months! Ha! Ha!
     
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  12. Rule 303

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    Try this link
    https://www.rccbrass.com/465-hh-magnum/
     

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    Yes, thank you for the link. This cartridge still does exist! But the cartridge brass is more expensive than platinum plated ‘06 brass and it’s rimless. Thanks!
     

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