404 as majority of DG shooting is well within 120m. A bigger hole the better and with the 404, very manageable recoil.
just yesterday I was talking to a friend that shoots both the 375 H&H Mag and a 416 Rigby he said that the recoil from the 416 Rigby is much better on his shoulder then the 375 H&H go figure.
Would have to say the 375 RUM would be out if I were in you shoes, you own 3 rifles chambered in 375 H&H so why even consider the RUM, will it make the animal DRT before the bullet reaches it, compared to the H&H? If you are serious, the 404 or even one of the Rigby chamberings is what I would recommend for a jump up from the 375 H&H.... Then again there is always the 577 Tyranasaur. Good luck in your quest.:heh:
Need a new blot gun for Dangerous Game 404 jeff or 375 rum and why.
Going for buff going thru south africa cant have same cal gun so want my 450 rigby and x rifle with me thats why I ask.
If your taking the .450 Rigby and want a #2 that changes things; I'd take the .375 in any flavor you like and then you have a good plains game rifle. Odds are ou want have any trouble, but if you do you'll have the .375 as back up.
As most of you know from my posts I like heavy uniniqe calibers. ammo seperation doesnot scare me Ill just rent a gun (Even Though With Baggage Fees What They Are That Would Piss Me Off). This Safari Is next year So I have time To pratice . Two is the number. Can a 404 Jeff be pressed into service as a pg rifle? I Like the SD of the 404 Jeff better for DG but if I go for plaines game might as well bring my CZ 550 375 H&H (That Shoots.75ingroups). I mean the 450 rigby is a sldgehammer and carries a ziess low power scope faliure is unlikely but things do happen. When I fly thousands of miles spend lots of cash I want what I paid for to live up to my expectations.Some of that reposability lies with me bringing the right equipment being fit and being able to shoot and most important listening to my ph.