The Big Bore Dilemma

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In terms of versatility ( the “ one gun safari “ philosophy ) , one simply cannot beat the .375 Holland & Holland Magnum .

In terms of sheer stopping power ( and YES . Stopping power is not a myth ) , the terminal effect of a .505 Gibbs and 600 grain North Fork Cup Point Solids on an Australian water buffalo needs to be seen to be believed .

The .400 bores ( such as the .450/400 Nitro Express or the .404 Jeffery ) and the .416 bores ( such as the .416 Rigby or the .416 Remington Magnum ) are suitable dangerous game contenders for most situations , except perhaps for stopping charges in thick cover .

I personally find the .450 bores to be absolutely ideal , for the gentleman who has to contend with dangerous game on a routine basis . Based on my personal experiences with Problem Animal Control work over the last 48 years , I have a strong preference for the .458 Winchester Magnum ( employing 500 grain bullets being propelled at a velocity of at least 2087 feet per second ) . However , there are a number of “improved “ .450 bores on the market which offer more impre ballistic traits - Namely the .458 Lott , .450 Rigby and the .450 Dakota .
 

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In terms of versatility ( the “ one gun safari “ philosophy ) , one simply cannot beat the .375 Holland & Holland Magnum .

In terms of sheer stopping power ( and YES . Stopping power is not a myth ) , the terminal effect of a .505 Gibbs and 600 grain North Fork Cup Point Solids on an Australian water buffalo needs to be seen to be believed .

The .400 bores ( such as the .450/400 Nitro Express or the .404 Jeffery ) and the .416 bores ( such as the .416 Rigby or the .416 Remington Magnum ) are suitable dangerous game contenders for most situations , except perhaps for stopping charges in thick cover .

I personally find the .450 bores to be absolutely ideal , for the gentleman who has to contend with dangerous game on a routine basis . Based on my personal experiences with Problem Animal Control work over the last 48 years , I have a strong preference for the .458 Winchester Magnum ( employing 500 grain bullets being propelled at a velocity of at least 2087 feet per second ) . However , there are a number of “improved “ .450 bores on the market which offer more impre ballistic traits - Namely the .458 Lott , .450 Rigby and the .450 Dakota .
This is awesome to hear! Love to here from the professionals!!
 

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