I'm less concerned about the specific cartridge choice at this point (though I'm leaning towards 375H&H) and more concerned about selecting a make of rifle to acquire. Need something that I can count on as a reliable hunting rifle, including for dangerous game (though I probably won't ever use it on an elephant). After perusing this forum (including the experiences from Zimbabwe PH exams post), reading other places, receiving input from my PH, etc: Win Model 70: not favorable review in the Zimbabwe PH exams; my PH recommended against it Sako: seem like quality rifles, but not truly CRF from what I understand CZ: seem widely recommended, though lots of people have work done on them Rugers: seem to be mostly chambered for the various Ruger calibers; I'm never been particularly please with the accuracy of any of my (several) Ruger rifles Montana: getting up there in price; not chambered in desired calibers Kimber: having a hard time finding many reviews/experience with this one; I have no experience with their rifles, but I wouldn't rest my life on one of their 1911s Dakota: way out of price range Remington: Trying to stay away from push-feeds I can't justify spending 10k on a rifle. Was hoping to stay under 2k. I do realize that you get what you pay for and I am not expecting a masterpiece, but I think it's reasonable to expect a rifle that will not fail (even under stressful/adverse conditions) and is reasonably accurate. Also, lots of us (myself included!) have experience with one or two rifles of our own for some of these models. That's helpful, but I'd hugely value input from PH's, gunsmiths, and other folks who have seen LOTS of EACH make of rifle, when and how they fail, etc. What's a working stiff to do?