I took my second Buffalo with a 404 Jeffery. I realize that a sample size of one is statistically irrelevant, but the difference in reaction between my first buffalo ( 375 H&H ) and my second was significant. This is a great buffalo caliber.
My 404 and 8x68S M03. The 404 is one of the sweet shooting big bores..not many of those around!!!!!
Here she is with the 404 barrel attached
I love the .404! Havent taken one hunting yet but fully intend to take my CZ Safari Classics .404 to Africa someday soon. Check out my article in the Sept. 2010 issue of Gun World magazine for my pc on this cartridge and the CZ rifle. Right now I am planning for my hunt to Zim in 2011 with Touch Africa Safaris for plains game.
I hunted buffalo with Touch Africa Safaris this April, you will have an absolutely amazing time and I'm envious.
As for the Mauser m03 posted above by another poster is that action controlled round feed? I'm confused why Mauser strayed from the best bolt action design ever, its model 98. I'm sure it's a high quality rifle, I just know little about it other than it outwardly appears much departed from Mauser's own excellent model 98.
What is a fact is that Mauser is still manufacturing the Mod 98 in standard and magnum lengths because the action when mated with the cartridge it was geometrically developed to feed with is and will always be foolproof. ...
Not true Von--the action used in the Mauser M98 are made by Master Gunmaker Gottfried PRECHTL - MAUSER Magnum and MAUSER Standard hunting rifles.
that is a fact! Great actions but the are not made in the Mauser factory.
Will the M03 reliably feed the Barnes Banded Solids or North Fork Flat solids? That is an important issue for me. I bet they will but you are the only person that I can ask that actually owns one...