I rented a 375 sako because I had problems with the flights. The gun I thought to carry was a 375 also , a winny 70 pre64Welcome aboard Patrillos. What have you hunted other than lion. For most of us that would be at the top of the heap, so I suspect that there were lots of hunts prior to that one. What caliber rifles do you own? What caliber did you use on the lion?