I am thinking about buying a 416 Rigby. After a successful first hunt in Africa in June, I am plotting my return. For me half the fun is setting of the rifles, working up loads, and practicing my shooting. I want to go back and take a cape buffalo. It has long been a bucket list experience for me, and I think it is time. I already have a Win 70 Safari Express in .375 H&H, which I used to take my waterbuck and carried unsuccessfully after Kudu. I know someone will invariably pipe in and say I should just use that, but I want to use something bigger. I am not in any way recoil sensitive, and how many times will I have the opportunity to use a medium/big bore in the field? Anyway, I think I will have a max budget of around $2500, so that rules out Rigby rifles and the Sako Safari. The three rifles I am considering are the Sako Brown Bear, the CZ 550 American Safari, or perhaps a gently used Ruger RSM. I am curious what experiences others have had with these rifles and what you might recommend. Based on my research to date, here are my assessments: Sako--Solid rifle with any ugly laminate stock. Not a true CRF, but is reputed to be very well made and feed reliably. The most expensive option at $2500. CZ--The least expensive option at around $1200. Fit and finish is just OK, and they are known to have feeding problems out of the box. Many view it as a rifle kit that needs to be worked over by a gunsmith to be reliable. I don't love the idea of buying a new rifle and having to send it off for work right away. RSM--There seem to be a few of these floating around. Beautiful wood and nice finish. I don't hear much about the smoothness of the action or reliability of the feeding. I also have questions about the scope mounting system, which seems unusual. I have never owned a Ruger 77 of any kind. My priorities for this rifle are 1) It must be 100% reliable, 2) It should be durable and able to withstand the rigors of hunting, and 3) I would prefer a rifle which is aesthetically pleasing, but this is not as important as 1 and 2. I am grateful for any advice and comments my AH brethren may have.