In the post about leopard hunting in Namibia, Roy Sparks commented that he prefers very soft bullets on leopard, which is sort of traditional wisdom. I disagree, as long as you use a big caliber (9,3 and up) or a relatively fast bullet (2400 and up), even Barnes-X and Swift A-frames works wonderfully. I personally like my .450 Rigby for following up cats, be that lion or leopard, for 3 reasons: 1) I know it very well, and it fits me well. 2) It has open sights. 3) Did I mention that I never want to be chewed by a cat again? I have even used solids on leopard before, when I did not have anything else, but mostly stick to 500gr Swift A-Frames or Barnes TSX at around 2400ft/ sec. The 2 times (out of around 12) that a leopard made it through, it chewed on me once, (I did not have a gun at all, only feet and hands...) and the other time I had my 9.3 there with scope on, and could not get a proper shot. What is the rest of the members opinion? Just to be clear, please state if you have any leopard experience or not, and whether you have experienced a leopard charge.