One rifle or two - That is the question!

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  1. BeeMaa

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    375 and 300 grain bullets.
    The less you have to think about while hunting the better.

    Enjoy your trip!
     
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  2. Hogpatrol

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    I take two guns in case Murphy shows up.
     

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    If you're going to take only one, make it the 375. The 375 will do everything you want including buffalo while the 416 would be a bit much for the plains game. I'm willing to bet that you're more accurate with the 375 than the 416. I'm going in October and taking two; my 270WSM and my 338. The 338 is for Eland and the 270WSM for all the other plains game. I just found that I'm more accurate with the 270WSM than the 338.
     
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  4. CAustin

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    Then take a BB gun for when you are not using the 416!
     
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  5. Ridgewalker

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    Shoot Toby! Just take them both and if I get done first, I’ll haul your 416 around for you in case your buff shows up, but I might have to pull the trigger on him for your protection of course:ROFLMAO::LOL::D! Aren’t I helpful?
     
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  6. Shootist43

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    Toby, in a word yes. One of them can be accidentally dropped or otherwise develop a malfunction. Either one can be used for the species you intend to hunt. Just think of the second gun as insurance. I do not particularly relish the thought of having to use a "camp" gun should the need arise. You know your guns, borrowed ones not so much. BTW I'm thinking that you and Ridgewalker are going to have one heck of a hunt. Can't wait to read your reports and see the photos.
     
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  7. 375 Ruger Fan

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    To be, or not to be, that is the question:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
    Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles

    Arms.......plural.........more than one..........that is the answer........(y)
     

  8. TOBY458

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    Now that's another story!
     
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  9. TOBY458

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    What a friend!
     
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  10. TOBY458

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    I agree Art. I'll probably end up bringing both rifles. I've seen some of those back up rifles in camp! Haha!
     

  11. Ridgewalker

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    Toby, Johan is trying to talk me into another Cape buffalo(n)! I could go broke really quickly this year! I think you’re a bad example for me!:LOL::ROFLMAO:;)
     
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  12. TOBY458

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    He's trying to talk me into a male Lion as well! He's the bad influence! Not me!
     
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  13. Shootist43

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    Still chuckling over the previous two posts. Exculpatory exchanges of blame, what a hoot. You guys are about to have a lot of fun.
     
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  14. Philip Glass

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    I would go ahead with both as the buff would be better with .416. I know you will do well!
    Philip
     
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  15. cagkt3

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    I figured it out @TOBY458 sell me the 375, and take the 416. Then when you get back you can sell me the 416!

    Problem solved!! (y)
     

  16. Art Lambart II

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    Toby take both rifles, when Delta losses both of them you'll have a reason to get two new ones.

    I'd take both just to be on the safe side.
     
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  17. Ridgewalker

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    :cry:
     

  18. TOBY458

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    You're too late! I've decided to take both rifles. But good try!
     
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  19. TOBY458

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    Now what would you know about Delta losing rifles? Hahaha!
     

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    3580397C-C538-446C-8E45-89DADC168AD1.jpeg Me an my pap were plains game hunting RSA. He dropped his 338 getting down a platform over a waterhole. Snapped at the wrist(Dam plastic). Stopped at local farm shop for patch up...he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn standing inside the next 3 days. Also, I love handling any gun with a story. Take em both and use them both.
     
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