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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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)
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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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.