Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My- thats a big one!

.375 H&H magnum

I got to fire one today, through a very nice Steyr-Mannlicher

It was an older model than the ones on their website, but still a superior piece. So well made that it felt like firing a 30-06!

So now I've been there, done that AND fired the Elephant gun!

(Not nearly as punishing as shooting slugs through my 12g coach gun)


KG said...

NOOOOO! The real elephant gun is a .500 Nitro Express!
Mannlichers are nice, though. Very.

Oswald Bastable said...

There is a .416 Rigby at Carterton that is tempting me.

Even iff ammo is $150 a box!

the doctor said...

Very nice OB the 375 is a respectable cartridge , however the 458 is ,to my mind , better . Just use a 350 grn. bullet not the 500grn. , thinking about your shoulder .

Murray said...

Didn't NASA use one of those to send Apollo 11 up?

Anonymous said...

375 H&H is a very versatile cartridge as it can be handloaded down for antelope sized game with superb results. Marginal [very] for elephant, but OK+ for lion.

416 Rigby is the logical step up and is highly highly desirable: relatively flat shooting and very hard hitting. [458 Winchester has huge hitting power but the trajectory is rather banana shaped and so is short-range only.]

KG said...

How much for the Rigby, Oswald? And you could always hand-load after buying the first box anyway.

Oswald Bastable said...

It's been on the shelf for years and is a 'make an offer' one.

I will go back and have a closer look when I get a chance.

KG said... many guns, so little money.