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orchidman wrote: »
I am in your corner. 1955 Winchester model 70 in 375 H&H. If I cant kill it with that I aint hunting it............( I will leave the 222 at home :tooth:)
Six-Gun wrote: »
I have shot big bore rifles with a brake and it makes an immense difference in recoil effect and beating reduction. The problem is that unless you want to take great leaps toward catastrophic hearing loss, I think that they are simply unreasonable for field use in a potential quick-shot situation. I made the mistake of taking a snap shot at a deer that popped up in the grass using a muzzlebraked .300 Win Mag and will never make that error again (both shooting it without hearing protection and shooting such an overpowerd round at a whitetail at close range).
zorba wrote: »
Wambli - that is one beee-youu-teeee-full rifle. Something very "pure" about it, if that makes any sense.
bellcat wrote: »
Excellent choice...a little too much for me. I'd go with the 416 Rigby myself...all the stopping power you need with mountains of nostalgia built in.
I understand the 270-30-06 battles, but the funny part is that all the PH's I was around in SA all packed 270's when not hunting in dangerous game country. My dad and I had our luggage (rifles too) 2 days behind us, and had to borrow rifles from our PH's vault. Mine was a beautiful Pre-64 M.
Anyways, back to your topic, if I get lucky enough to go back.....I'm going for a buffalo!
Wambli Ska wrote: »
Thanks. I never understood the "value" of such a gun until I got this one in my hands. It's humbling to examine it closely and picture in your head the guy(s) who took on that engraving job. ANY slip on any of the million little cuts on the metal would have ruined the project. It is flawless enough to admire the incredible consistency and yet has the small differences in diameter etc in the detail work that let you know it was all done by hand. You REALLY have to love what you do to do this kind of work. A great painter can cover his mistakes with another coat of paint. A master gun engraver does not have that luxury.
snake284 wrote: »
"It's pretty potent but it doesn't slam me as hard as my 9.3 x 62 does. That convinced me of what I'd heard about Weatherby Mark Vs. The stock designs help a lot with recoil. And with the brake, it softens them down right nice. And I have heard and read that the 460 equipped with a brake is very manageable."
You're right on about the Weatherby stock design. It diminishes felt recoil more than any other factory gun I've owned.
I have fired several 460 Weatherbys from the bench and am still here to tell about it. Sure, the recoil is fairly heavy, but for 3-5 shots not at all punishing. The 378 Weatherby, on the other hand, will get your attention quickly.The recoil of the 378 is very sharp as opposed to a 458 etc. I had mine rebarreled to 416 Rigby . . . my favorite heavy cartridge. I've shot the 9.3X62 Mauser a few times and found it's recoil comfortable. Just a bit less than my 375 H&H.
Wambli Ska wrote: »
Lets just call it a solid 5 figure rifle. Not in the league of a highly embellished double but definitely north of your average Mauser Custom. Thanks!
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