Are you referring the caliber that has a case capacity far too large for today's powders, requires a huge action, and requires 25 more grains of powder than neccessary to push a 400gr bullet at 2400 fps?
Buy the more expensive caliber rifle for the buffalo hunt..the classic 404 Jeffery..you can hunt buffalo and elephant and plains game...or keep your .375 H&H Magnum and do the same with it...the .375 H&H Magnum has enough penetration for a frontal brain shot on an elephant as well as a side brain shot and a heart shot...you can upgrade to a 350 gn premium bullet as well in your .375 caliber...no reason why you need to buy another rifle ...use that money to hunt more trophy animals on your hunt...as pointed out the 404 Jeffery is too expensive as well as the .416 Rigby..use that money to hunt a tuskless elephant ...
New Boomer, congratulations..you made a great choice..as you might have noticed on this forum a member who owns/shoot /hunt with a 404 Jeffery is looked upon with admiration for his great insight and knowledge about a great classic caliber ...members who owns a .458 or .500 caliber are always looking to buy a 404 Jeffery since it can do as much as these big bore calibers, with much grace and less recoil....you really are a knowledgeable hunter and rifle guru if you bought a 404 Jeffery Sir...404 Jeffery from MRC--$ 1900.00. Got mine coming in August.
Never heard that before. But, I'm sure it's built to last a lifetime, especially in 404. Probably be lucky to shoot it a thousand times in one life. Probably most would shoot it much less.toby,
it is worrying that heym claim 2x barrel life and no need to run in a barrel made by hammer forging.
such statements make you wonder what other crock they are trying to peddle.