Ep 296: 404 Jeffery – Africa’s Underrated Workhorse

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Though it is well over a century old, does not possess eye popping ballistics, the 404 Jeffery was massively popular among the most serious African big game hunters for much of the 20th Century and still maintains an almost cult-like following among a certain segments of the hunting community to this day. I’ll tell you exactly why that’s the case in this episode where I discuss the history as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the 404 Jeffery in detail. I also provide some information on how the 404 Jeffery compares to two other popular and capable dangerous game rifles cartridges in the 375 H&H Magnum and the 416 Rigby to give you an idea of what sort of performance you can expect from the cartridge and so you can decide if it best fits your needs as a hunter.

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404 Jeffery: Africa’s Unsung Dangerous Game Caliber

375 H&H Magnum: Ultimate Guide

416 Rigby: A Classic African Big Game Cartridge

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