As a novility who is shooting the biggest bore cartridge here? I ask because I keep looking at the nitro and .577 stuff. I will never rifle hunt africa unless power ball is good to me but want to build a thumper just as a "fun to scare your friends with" gun. I have a ruger #1V that needs a new barrel and what the heck. What else can you spend $1000 for and get your friends to voulentarily abuse themselves with??