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Re: One Gun to Hunt Them All: The Historic .404 Jeffery
      04/12/16 05:27 PM

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"It has too much recoil" The 404 Jeffery has the lowest chamber pressure of all the magnum rifles...you can shoot it the whole day...if you hunt plains game you can go lighter grain bullets..350 gn will work excellently...

"Too much damage to medium/small game" with a 400 gn bullet at 2050 f/s ...will not cause any accessible expansion ...medium/small game does not need to be hunted with heavy bullets if you think it will cause too much meat damage...I doubt it.....

Just my two cents...




My comments relate to it as a "one gun rifle". The .375 is still the king of that in my opinion.

The .404 has the most felt recoil of all my user rifles. Perhaps it is stock design or weight of the rifle to recoil compared to the other rifles.




Agree the 375 is still the king in that area however the 416 Rigby is right there with it using 340 or 350 grain projectiles for distance. Just the 375 is far easier to shoot.




Agree with all of the above..I have not used the lighter bullets in any of my .416's..I have used them to take a lot of game in Africa all with 400 gr A-Frames or 400gr Barnes Solids...have shot game from 15yds to 265 yards..not to often in the thick stuff you will find a shot much longer than that...

Having said that, I am moving to 270gr A-Frames and taking my 375H&H when heading to Cameroon shortly..just think it will be a better fit for the area and game I am hunting...but plan to have a few 300gr solids on the pocket and bottom of the mag just in case..

Ripp

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