Now there is a massive generalisation! (These are all arguments from people who do not master such big bore rifles and then try to talk others out of it.)
I was born in Kenya in the mid 50s. I grew up with a 9,3 x 62. My father had and hunted with an Obendorf Mauser in this calibre for years. I still use a 9,3 x 62 now. I also own a .375 H&H but my preferred rifle for DG remains my 9,3 x 62.
I will always recommend that anyone going after DG use a rifle that they are familiar and confident with and is legal, no matter whether it is a 9,3 or a 505 Gibbs or bigger! A 505 Gibbs in the wrong hands is marginal if not dangerous!
Is this cartridge really marginal? After more than 100 years of use with very little bad said about it. In fact a lot of great testimonials.
I have found this thread an interesting and at times frustrating read, don’t usually get involved but had to now!
This is about massive generalization against massive generalization !
I always have to listen that the big bore rifles are not mastered. May be , but then give your comments for example to the people of this forum who ask continuously about the recoil of a rifle caliber 458 Lott or 500 Jeffery because he want to buy one , or dream of double rifles caliber 577NE or 600NE. There could be a Problem at the Horizon line. I don't need any comments , I can handle everything between 22LR and 600NE , and as I wrote , I've already shot buffaloes with cartridges like the 9,3x74R or even the 10,75x68.