* That is, it was a formality after I relegated my .375 H&H to the role of medium rifle. The first two buffalo I killed with it went down kerplop, and I thought that it was just the ticket. The second two not only didn't go down, but didn't seem to mind it very much, despite considerable shooting and much anxiety on my part. Since then, I've used a .458, .458 Lott, and .416 Remington, and have never had an untoward incident. The Lott is, without question, the most effective, if you can hack the recoil.