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Old 06-19-2013, 09:29 PM
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

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Which ones would they be J E Custom?
A good example would be the 416s, the 375 H&H 300 grain loads can produce 46 to 4700 ft/lbs of energy.

The 458 Lott 500 grain loads can produce 58 to 5900 ft/lbs of muzzle energy.

One example is the 416 Weatherby, 400 grain loads will run 64 to 6500 ft/lbs of muzzle energy and at 2700 ft/sec velocity will shoot as flat as a 270 win.

I would probably recommend a 375 H&H or a 375 RUM for what you want.

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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

Unless you plan on hunting cape buffalo or elephant in the near future I'd probably go with the 375H&H. Even then, you would might be better off with the 375, 416, or a 458 win mag and not detach your retinas while becoming proficient with the Lott. IMO.
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

I'd like to thank all of you for taking time to reply. All very good info/suggestions.
I can always count on you guys to help out. Thanks.

It appears that the .375 H & H would be the best way to go. After all, it will drop
anything on this continent for sure. Recoil is very manageable.

And, if I ever have an opportunity to hunt in Africa, (yeah right!!!!), I can always cross that road if and when it comes.

Thanks again fellas.

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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

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I'd like to thank all of you for taking time to reply. All very good info/suggestions.
I can always count on you guys to help out. Thanks.

It appears that the .375 H & H would be the best way to go. After all, it will drop
anything on this continent for sure. Recoil is very manageable.

And, if I ever have an opportunity to hunt in Africa, (yeah right!!!!), I can always cross that road if and when it comes.

Thanks again fellas.

MDslammer / Mark
I wouldn't leave the 375 Ruger off the list. Some good used ones out there priced right.
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

I think I'd forget about both calibers. I start looking at some of the 41 calibers instead. The .416 Remington is a good start, as well as the .416 Rigby. Then there's also the .411 KDF and the .416 Taylor as well. The nice thing about the .416 Taylor is that it will fit in a standard length action (2.5" case length) about 250 fps slower than the Remington, but still plenty good enough for elephant. Nice thing about the Remington is that you can buy over the counter ammo. The first .375 Weatherby would also be a good one to look at. It's nothing much more than an improved .375 H&H, or better yet the .375 H&H improved (Ackley or Durham)
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

How is the .416 remington (or anything) a good start? The thread starter has not even specified what he will be hunting.
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Re: .375 H & H vs. .458 Lott

If you just have to have a huge bore rifle with tons of recoil.....Why not just go with a .375 or .408 Cheytac and be done with it.

If you want something that produces so much force, shock, and velocity when it passes through, that it sucks their head clean out of their ass, why not go for the gold...... .50 BMG with a 750gr A-Max.
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