Originally Posted by HoytFlinger
If it were me, I would call up Granite Mountain Arms and get one of their custom Mauser actions. I'd go with a Bartlein barrel at 22". Send the barrel off to NECG to have them install their express sights. I'd get one of Joel Russo's laminate stocks made out of some highly figured walnut. I'd then send everything off to your chosen smith to put together. I'd have it chambered in 375 H&H. With good handloads it is enough for anything that walks the planet. I had a 375 RUM, but it was brutal.
That is my idea of the perfect custom safari rifle. I'd also put a 1.5-5 power Swarovski scope with some quick release rings.
I will look into that thanks - I'm in England so co-ordinating things / buying State side and shipping to the UK is a little difficult.
I'm also currently building a match .50BMG (for UK FCSA events) and had to buy a Barnard action from New Zeland because I could'nt get anything remotely 50 cal from the States at all!
I sell a few rifles so if the safari prototype goes well I will probably offer it to my customers.
I hoping the .375 RUM would be just the job for LR croc's - in Moz (on the Zambezi Delta) we could'nt get anywhere near and I shot mine at 180 yards with my double .470NE (a bit of a long shot for the old girl but it paid off). Unfortunately that begger fell off the bank into deep, fast water before we could get to it and it was lost :(
They said it was about 4.5 m but there was ones 5.5 & 6 metre in the area - well there bloody was
as one of the camp hands was took (killed) by one and the PH shot it the next day (it measured 5.5 metres)
Well the PH did say "SHOOT IT IN THE EAR"