Originally Posted by Nitroexpress
I am planning on building a modern & hopefully universal safari rifle, mainly for medium / large plains game & occasional heavy game.
Can anyone share some knowledge regarding the .375 RUM and if it will fit my bill? I've hunted SA with 6.5x55, .300wm & .416rm / Moz with my 470NE but I want a one calibre / chambered rifle to do the lot from this build.
My intentions are to build off a McMillan stock / action (as they are available to me). What barrel length / contour would be recommended to get the use of this ultra mag without making the rifle too long for effective field hunting situations?!
An all round dangerous/big game rifle is a tall order and I for one think the 416s fit the bill.
With 300 grain bullets they are as flat shooting as a 270 win. With the 400 grain they are
power houses and can handel any large animal.
I to liked the 375 RUM and used the 375 rum case to base a 416 on.
The wildcat is called a 416 Buff and there is several post on it if you do a search.
I have a 416 rem and it has problems with the pressures in hot weather so the Rum case allows
for more slow burning powder that is not effected by the temperature as bad.
The buff adds 200 to 250 ft/sec to the 416 Rem with no pressure problems.and with the new
case design it will fit a standard magnum bolt face.
The 416 Buff is amazingly accurate and delivers energy within the top 10 factory loadings.
And as stated there are country,s that require 40 cal or larger.
When/if you do a search go to page 4 And 5 there are lots of post on the 416 Buff that will give
you an idea of why I chose this route to go .
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