Lots of uses for a 375 H&H...
Famed great white hunter Karamojo Bell took Elephant in the 19th century with a 243. He would take the shot thru an eye. Most folks would agree this is a little bit too light a caliber for the game taken. In fact, I think many would agree with a bigger is better philosophy for most large game.
Originally Posted by Cuda66
The .375 is the minimum caliber needed for Buff and most folks do go with the larger .416 or .458. Some even go with the older 500 doubles! I was saying that for a large animal like an Elk, a .375 might really ANCHOR it, especially on a shot where range may tend to bleed off foot pounds into the target for a lesser cartridge. I know several Elk hunters who use the .375 in mountainous terrain.
OTOH, I have a buddy with a big sail boat who frequently cruises off shore. He has his dad's old pre-'64 Winchester M70 in .375 H&H and he says it's his "engine room" gun for unfriendly visitors. So it's not like the gun only has a single use. S'pose you're a hunter who intends on going after other big game, potentially dangerous game? I think a .375 would afford some peace of mind in a fluid situation.:image035: But y'all do as you like. :scratchchin: Just my .02 where it is apparently not wanted.... So keep the change.