The brass may be expensive but its not really too bad and it'll last a long time if you're not trying for velocity records. After building a numbe rof custom rifles I've come to the conclusion its way cheaper and more satisfactory to start with a sporter designed for the round. I hate to think what my Mark X would have cost if I started with just a Mauser action. For one thing I wouldn't have thought of the second barrel recoil lug but I just learned that mausers are supposed to perform better with one, maybe the reason mine is so accurate. For another I'd be stuck with buying a magnum magazine/trigger guard, and the last I looked a custom one for the 375 H&H was $420!
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