A question for you all. I spent the last weekend participating in a Dangerous Game training course here in the UK. I had a lot of fun, learn a load of useful stuff and got the chance to have a play with many interesting large calibre rifles in 'hunting' situations (closer ranges, reloading drills, lots of positional shooting, time pressure, moving targets etc). This last item, as it turns out was a big mistake financially and brings us onto the topic of ths post. I went along with my .270, just to learn the skills, meet some people, have some fun and get to know my rifle a bit better. Unsurprisingly though, that set up isn't really suitable for the type of stuff I was doing due to the single stack mag, relatively high power scope and teeny tiny little cartridge. I intend to do a bit more of this type of shooting along with some driven boar over the coming 5 years or so as a substitute for actual Safaris, which are slightly out of reach at the moment financially, and I'm toying with the idea of investing in a proper rifle for the job. That being the case, what do the AH massive recommend? I'm thinking .375H&H or possibly 416Rigby, double stack magazine for easy top loading, factory iron sights and with the facility to mount a small scope (1-6x maybe). Controlled round feed is a 'nice to have' but not a requirement as are express style sights. I think my preference is probably more 375 due to it being easier to get conditioned for Boar at home, but I did very much enjoy my little fling with a .416 on Sunday, and it does seem more 'proper' in some respects. Other rounds would be considered as long as they're classic and british, but bear in mind that with the firearms licensing in the UK, I'd be pushing my luck going as big as the Rigby as it is. My budget is tight, so I'd probably be thinking second hand, but I could stretch to maybe £2,500 for the right rifle (excluding scope). I think a Sako 85 might be an option, as might a CZ or a Winchester Mod 70, but are there any other contenders I should consider? No interest whatsoever in straight pulls however suitable they may be for the application and I don't think a double is on the cards at this price point. I'm in no rush on this, I need to finalise the decision re. calibre and I expect the variation will take a couple months to come back from the fuzz anyway, even if they aren't difficult about the whole thing, but I'd welcome your thoughts. Cheers! Al.