Maybe 4, the Jeff is only 0.8mm wider than the 338, but I think 3 would be the minimum.
Upside is that they do 10 round 338 lap mag magazines....
I'd never have a detachable mag on a DG rifle I even pin the hinged floors plated ones shut so I can't open at the wrong time.
What about soft skinned dangerous game? Lion, leopard, big bears etc. Do opinions change significantly?
As a PH's rifle, i reckon a stopper would be any of the 458's and above.
Thats pretty much why they are made arent they?
The 404/416's with 450gr loads must be pretty decent as well, i liked shooting the 450gr solids from my 416.
I would still say though 458 and above as dedicated stopper.
@Thor Kirchner, didnt you use a 404 for quite a while?
The rebated rim does put me off. I'd rather a 505 but no way can I make one fit! Hmmmm 495 Short A-Square would fit, belt is annoying but I'd rather that to rebated.