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Old 04-08-2011, 12:04 PM
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Favorite Dangerous Game Round

For griz or even those african big cats and cape buffalo?
I gotta go with the 9.3x62 Mauser. The only caliber under 375 allowed for such use in Africa, and really close in capability.

Not the most powerful, but probably the most functional in my opinion.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:41 PM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

Agree with you. I have been looking to buy a 9,3x62, but since I already have a nice 375 HH I will waite. Till I outshoot the barrel, then I am going to buy a 9,3 x62 a Tikka T3 SS.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:12 AM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

What kind of dangerous Game? I put elephant, rhino, and hippo in one group. Buffalo, lion, and leopard in another. Bears and stuff in there own.


There's so many fun cart.s to choose. Not having hunted these animals, but shot some of the big bores, I can say a few things. One, I don't like the ass wuppin the 460 Wby dishes out. Two, effeciency and bullet performance are just as important here as with less-lethal game.

For the heavy weights: 416Rigby, 404Jeffery with heavy solids

Smaller/thinner DGs: 375Ruger, 375Whelen Improved with TSXs, maybe solids on the buffalo.

These are just my thoughts, I am in no way an expert on this subject.
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

I'm a believer in the 416s Because they are good for all game mentioned with the right
bullets.

They have a good reputation for the browns and are over .40 cal (Required in some
countries) so they can be used in Africa.

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:18 PM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

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I'm a believer in the 416s Because they are good for all game mentioned with the right
bullets.

They have a good reputation for the browns and are over .40 cal (Required in some
countries) so they can be used in Africa.

J E CUSTOM
Only elephants, hippos, and rhinos need over 40 cal.

And this is the bear forum, so that was my focus. Sorry, didn't maker it clear with my op.

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:27 PM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

Fantasy answer .500 N.E. .
Reality-physically, that much recoil is beyond my limits these days. So I'd break out my .375 H&H, and load my last stash of Barnes 350 originals for softer stuff, switch to the Barnes 350 TSX for harder targets, and the Barnes 350 grain Banded Solid to brain my elephant.
Although, I might test my limits for the hard stuff, rechamber to .375 Weatherby and try the 385 grain Rhino's.
OOPS. I didn't notice the limitation to bears either. It does make the question much easier for me though-.375 H&H 350 grain Barnes Original.

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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

I don't know if this is a "favorite" per say, but I be thinkin it will do the job if the action is up close and personal.

45-70 or maybe even 450 Marlin in a lever action (Alaskan Guide gun or similar) I call mine the "cowboy assault rifle" For backup, a 460 S&W magnum or 500 S&W magnum revolver.
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