I have an old Jeffery rifle, manufactured in 1920 chambered in 404 Jeffery. I plan to hunt a buffalo with this "grandpa" rifle this June... and i will do my best with iron sights.
I feel is like a "sin" to drill this old british rifle, to add him a scope... so i will not do it. I have tested the rifle at home, and shooting it for practising, and the recoil with 400 grains bullets is quite mild for such a big caliber.
Really i can't wait the moment to be in front of the Buffalo with the old Jeffery in my hands.
Question for chemarq. In the picture it looks like the gun is a small ring Mauser 98. Is that what it is or am I just not seeing the "step" on the side wall receiver ring joint? Nice rifle!
Actually, when I checked on Hornady's .404J loadings it seemed that they pumped the 400 grain loads up to over 2300 FPS. The 'standard' load is 400 grains at about 2150 FPS.Old tread, but can't see it mentioned that Norma PH ammo in 404 Jeffery is made to same "power level" as 416 Rigby. But both Hornady and Kynoch follow the original recipe = same "power level" as 450/400 NE 3", aka .400 Jeffery.