I will re-load the two calibers to the exact muzzle velocity..in this regards I will consult with my good friend and mentor Johan Greyling ...
Ok to download for plains game.
However the 404 Jeff will outperform the 458 with said 400gr bullets by a far margin.
The 404 400gr bullet has a higher sectional density, will hold velocity better, will penetrate better, has a much better momentum value and will drop less which will result in better performance.
For kudu and warthog, they will not know the difference or what hit them, they will fall over.
I would have to say... YES! the .404 is the classic of classics. It conjures up images of the smoke filled bar room at the Norfolk Hotel and lines of porters carrying 2 months provisions, large game bags and spry english gentlemen wearing pith helmets with handlbar mustaches. It has panache written all over it. Not so much for the .458 Win Mag. It just punches holes in things and kills them. The .404 is a whole experience that will also put the trophy on the ground post haste.I would love to hear more about "only the 404j will kill with panache". Are you serious?
I can't wait to hear the results of this. Emperical testing is always going to trump SD and all the theoretical mathematical concepts like foot-pounds of energy. Be sure to include pictures, It will prove very interesting I am sure, especially on bigger game like Kudu.I will re-load the two calibers to the exact muzzle velocity..in this regards I will consult with my good friend and mentor Johan Greyling ...
Awesome calibre!Checking in hoping to hear results since I'm building a 404J