O.K., I'm in the market for a new big bore, and I'm looking for a little input, suggestion,whatever from you guys.
I've narrowed it down to three choices, and they are listed in the order of current preference:
1) .404 jeffery in an 03 mauser
2) .375 H&H in an 03 Mauser
3) .458 Lott in an 03 Mauser
Let me just list some of my other big'uns relevant to this discussion so you all have an idea of what I already have/might need, just in case you want to give input on ballistics gaps etc. They are as follows:
35 whelen in a remington mountain model, 350 remy mag guide gun
338 remington win mag
45/70 (listed b/c it's in a Ruger #1 and can be loaded pretty hot, but it's still a single shot, so not a real viable DG rifle) I've also got one in a Marlin cowboy lever action
9.3X74R Chapuis double
416 remington remington custom shop
470 nitro express 140 Merkel
So, what do you guys think I should go with here. Feal free to list anything I haven't already, and feal free to make any comments on Mauser or certain brands in general. Thanks for the input fellas.