Botswana Elephant

This Photo Gallery is closed please visit our new Media Gallery with all of this content and more at

  1. prev
    Botswana Elephant

    View Larger Image

    Botswana Elephant

    Botswana_Jag_09_096.JPG Botswana_Jag_09_055.JPG Botswana_Jag_09_118.JPG 5690_1160323968572_1241986113_30670220_944003_n.jpg 5690_1161089267704_1241986113_30673696_7132717_n.jpg
    1. Rohan

      See all User Photos

      Registered: September 2011
      Posts: 235
      • Pin It
      Views: 928

    This Elephant was taken from about 5-8 meters. The first shooter had a .460 Weatherby rebarreled from an old .458Win in Brno. The second/third shooters simultaneously followed up with a .505 500grain solid and .375H&H 300grain solid respectively. The thick, heavily-wooded mopane shrub was so dense that visibility was sometimes limited to the path an Elephant had just made through the Botswana concession: the size of a little more than the width of an elephant! I blundered up the video footage as this was my first big game hunt ever, let alone at such close quarters. After the initial blast of the .460, I tried to see where the bull's forehead had disappeared to by using my eyesight and not by looking through the lens of the camera, whereupon I was met with 5 synchronous and even more deafening blows to my inner ears, the footage is amateur to say the least...the experience of this hunt is priceless at worst. Tuli Block,Botswana January 2009. I did not shoot this bull, nor have I shot any of the big five (yet), I was just posing in this and a couple more pics. That is the .505 Gibbs I am holding.
    #1 Sat December 3, 2011 2:41pm