I had good results with my .375H&H in Namibia, shooting 260 Nosler Accubond, 235 grain Barnes X and 270 grain Remington factory...all worked well but those 260s impressed me..
@Lobster.mikeHello all. I'm headed to Namibia in September for some plainsgame but am focusing on eland and giraffe. Any suggestions for best calibers for these species? I don't currently own anything larger than a 30.06 and am perfectly content with that rifles performance. However I'd really like to not only own but also get comfortable with a bigger bore rifle. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Lobster.mike remember that there is not only a minimum calibre requirement for DG in Namibia, being 375, but also a minimum energy, being 5400 Joules. The 375H&H just makes that. My standard 375 Flanged Magnum does not, unless I soup it up a bit. Nice to be street legal for whatever pitches up anywhere on the globe, and thats 375H&H!I'd be interested to hear more about the 9.3x62. One of the nice things about the .375 HH is that ammo is easily available
@postoakBob, I think I'd prefer something a little more than 250 grs. in a .35 caliber. What's available?
@postoakI've gotten into slow moving round nose bullets. I'd go with the 275 grain bullet I see on MidwayUSA, if I still had my .35 Whelen.
BTW, I can only get 2425 fps with the 250 grain bullet in my .338-06. That makes it the ballistic equivalent of the .318 Westley Richards, but then that had a good rep.
I am loading my 9.3x62 to 2375 fps with 286 grain bullets but I could probably get 2425 fps with them too.
Bob loves Namibia and the Whelen.
Mmm, Croc, now there is something I might want to hunt.I have used my .308 on everything -warthog zebra, impala and wildebeast and it worked great. My .375 Ruger crushed eland, croc, kudu and waterbuck. I love standard action of .375 Ruger. But realize ammo availability is more limited than .375 H&H. You'll ne happy with whatever you decide. Have fun and good luck.