Nikon 400 f2.8G or 500mm f4G - best choice for wildlife?

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Nikon 400 f2.8G or 500mm f4G - best choice for wildlife?

Hello all

I have been using a 300mm f2.8G VR2 for my wildlife photography With a D500, but want something with a little bit more reach.

I often try to get as close as possible to subjects without causing any disturbances but find the 300mm is great when I am able to get near enough for a detailed image, but not always. 
I do sometimes use the 1.4tc mk2 but ideally I would like to be able to shoot and not rely on converters.

for information I shoot a lot of owls, mammals, deer and occasionally smaller rodents such as mice etc.

What do you think would be the best of these two for wildlife? 
P.S. it would be the G versions of these as I can’t afford the FL models.

Nikon D500
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