- Oct 29, 2012
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My recent buff hunt has me convinced that I will do that again. Hell, I'd go back next week if I could! Anyway, I used my Kimber Caprivi in 375 H & H with fine results. However, I now have the little guy on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, saying I should consider one of the 40s. Of course I don't need it, but what a classic round! Anyway, I have a 458 wm in a Whitworth that I am going to sell. It is just too much recoil for me to call fun. Lots of manufacturers offer 416s (Rigby or Rem), but the recoil table shows them much closer to the 458 than the 375, while the 404 seems to be closer to the 375. And, there is just something about the 404 Jeffery. I have looked around and there just aren't many factory options. CZ offers one in the 550, but I am not a big fan of the long barrel and factory stock configuration (YMMV). Wayne at AHR seemingly does a fine job with his custom guns and he offers it in 404 (has on on his web site now). I also understand it is pretty straightforward to convert an model 70 action in 300 rum to 404. I can lay my hands on one of those actions for a decent price and then take my time sourcing the build. I'm not interested in buying an antique, I want a modern gun that works. Or, I could just buck up and buy a Kimber in 416 rem since I like my 375. Thoughts?