What about a .375 Wby?

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200 FPS, if you can wring it out of the Wby is a somewhat meaningful difference. On a mountain in British Columbia or somewhere in central Asia, in a mid-range caliber - such a difference theoretically could make the difference in fulfilling a successful hunt rather than experiencing a tourist expedition. I think that is why the fast thirties have such a strong following (of which I am one). In Africa, on the other hand, I have never faced a shot opportunity with a .375 H&H that I would have taken with the Wby that I wasn't already willing to take or pass on with the H&H. I just don't think that environment really exploits that 200 fps. The good news is, if you want to use it or have one built, have at it. There is no meaningful downside either.
Not sure I fully agree with this, even if it is personal experience/opinion.

Let's take South Africa for example: Assume you take one rifle and a shotgun (because really, we have outstanding wingshooting). If you're hunting in the kalahari, Magalies, Drakensberg or karoo, that "little bit extra" may make the difference between one harvesting a vaal rhebok/springbok/reedbuck etc and one leaving to go home minus a few trophies.

Granted projectile choice is also important and can make a serious difference, but having hunted vaal rhebok for years, I would much sooner take some extra gas if it was available to me.

I missed the biggest springbok I've ever seen while hunting because I misjudged distance on the edge of salt flats. An extra 4 inches would have been awesome to compensate for my incompetence.
 

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Not sure I fully agree with this, even if it is personal experience/opinion.

Let's take South Africa for example: Assume you take one rifle and a shotgun (because really, we have outstanding wingshooting). If you're hunting in the kalahari, Magalies, Drakensberg or karoo, that "little bit extra" may make the difference between one harvesting a vaal rhebok/springbok/reedbuck etc and one leaving to go home minus a few trophies.

Granted projectile choice is also important and can make a serious difference, but having hunted vaal rhebok for years, I would much sooner take some extra gas if it was available to me.

I missed the biggest springbok I've ever seen while hunting because I misjudged distance on the edge of salt flats. An extra 4 inches would have been awesome to compensate for my incompetence.
I get the logic. In recent years, I have just taken a .375 to your corner of the world because I hate a multi-gun bag drag. However, all those hunts included a buffalo as well as PG. However, were I headed for the Kalahari or going after springbok or especially Vaal Reebok on a PG hunt, I wouldn’t be using a .375 at all. But I get it. As I said, in the areas I have personally hunted with my .375’s (Caprivi, Mozambique, and Limpopo), I simply have never been presented with a shot I passed on with the H&H that I would have taken with a Wby.
 

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Great long range big game caliber and bear poison, but for Cape Buffalo, Hippo, etc Id load the 300 gr. bullet down to 2500 FPS..I do that with my 375 H&H and Ruger Hawkeye, and get better results..
 

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